Jumping out of an airplane is a helpful illustration of stepping out of the natural realm to walk in the supernatural. This step of faith comes from total trust in God’s ways of enabling us to do what He calls us to do. In our day-to-day lives we learn to depend on the Lord, but like an eagle we often have to be pushed out of our nest.
The plane is an example of our comfort zone, things we depend on and know too well. It is anything that God leads us to move out of in order to move in Him, in a greater way. After we take that one step and jump out the first time, it becomes increasingly easier. We look forward to doing it again and again as we experience God’s supernatural ways. To be out of the plane is to walk in the spirit. Because of desiring to help others, it is tempting at times to jump into their planes. In Christ, we can help them best as we remain in our place of victory. We become examples to them so that they, too, can jump out of their own planes.
When we jump we can trust that God will catch us. His ways to do so are the parachutes He opens: His love, His faith, His touch, His joy, His peace….Him! Gently, God pushes us out of the planes so we can learn to fly and experience Him from glory to glory!
Colossians 3:1-3 “If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God. Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth. For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.”