We’ve all come to these points in our life when a decision is made that changes every day that follows. Many times, you weren’t even aware that you in fact were standing in such a moment. A tipping-point or a kairos moment is usually discovered behind the scenes of an ordinary day. It’s the moment when desperation and courage collide. It’s the moment when great opposition threatens all that you know and you choose to remain unmoved by fixing your eyes on Jesus, the author and finisher of your faith. It’s the moment when a choice of faith catapults you into divine destiny.
The definition of Kairos time means
time as opportunity, or an “opportune time”. It’s derived from kara (“head”) referring to things “coming to a head” to take full-advantage of something. Kairos can also mean “the suitable time, the right moment, and a favorable moment!”
Esther faced such a moment when she boldly turned toward great opposition that threaten not only her life, but all of Israel. In this moment she courageously said, “I and my young women will also fast likewise. Only then would I dare go to the king since it is not allowed by law, and if I perish, I perish” (Esth. 4:16b).
There are moments in history when a door for massive change opens. Great revolutions, either good or evil, spring up in the vacuum created by these openings. In such divine moments, key men, women and entire generations risk everything to become the hinge of history—the “pivot point” that determines which way the door will swing. -Lou Engle
Today, we are in such a moment! An opportune time is before us to be the people who shake off the cloak of lukewarmness in order to partner with God in ways that change the culture both in the world and church as we know it. The beauty is God often doesn’t have to use thousands, but He is able to use ONE!
A tipping point is “the one small step” that can lead to a “giant leap” forward. I often am reminded of the day I found myself in the wilderness, sitting on the dock of hopelessness so to speak. I felt stuck. I didn’t know how I could ever be of any use to God again. I had a desire, but I had no clarity. I remained in this place for years. Then a kairos moment showed up on an ordinary day. Desperation collided with courage when great despair was all I saw before me. In the midst of such a place, the Lord spoke. He asked, “Will you intercede? Will you stand in the gap with unrelenting faith?” Everything changed from that
moment. I want to encourage not to disregard the “small steps” because its those “small steps” that are the invitation into giant leaps forward!
- Do you recall specific kairos moments in the past? What did it look like in the beginning? Where did it lead?
- Do you believe we’re living in another kairos moment as a church and nation? What do believe God is saying to you personally?
- How is the 2 x 2 prayer going? Will you use the crawfish tickets to help with your invite?
- Take some time as a small group to pray together for souls, our pastors, and whatever the Lord leads.
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