Updated: Apr 29, 2021
Galatians 6:9 AMPC
9 And let us not lose heart and grow weary and faint in acting nobly and doing right, for in due time and at the appointed season we shall reap, if we do not loosen and relax our courage and faint.
As we live this life, we think that we have all the time in the world to use as we choose. Some of us devalue time while others simply waste time. Last week we learned the difference between Chronos (time measured in seconds and minutes) and Kairos an appointed time-or a due season, measured inopportune moments that transcend and redeem time when we persevere! Tonight we will continue to discover that we are Running Out of Time and God desires us to make the most of this moment by exercising our faith to move from Chronos to your Kairos moment.
Three adjustments in our thinking needed to move from Chronos to Kairos
Read Matthew 9:20-22 AMPC
#1. Declare the future you see.
#2. Build capacity – Take the initiative to expand knowledge and develop skills needed for your next level.
#3. Embrace restlessness. Don't get comfortable with where you are.
Four things our faith must do to move from Chronos to Kairos.
Read Hebrews 11:6 AMPC
#1. Faith must not be passive but seeks its objective diligently!
Read Mark 10:46-52 AMPC
Faith can be patient, but that is not the same as being passive.
Read Hebrews 11:7 AMPC
#2. Faith acts upon the prompting of the Lord, not the passing of time.
Noah spent many years building an ark on dry land. He was mocked by the onlookers. But he remained steadfast, and it saved his life and his family’s when the flood came.
Read Hebrews 11:8 AMPC
#3. Faith is willing to go forward into the unknown if God is perceived to be leading.
The past is the place of history. It is predictable, safe. The present and future are the arenas for faith.
Abraham left his home, his familiar surroundings, and moved hundreds of miles westward, and he did not know where God was sending him. But he obeyed and went, and in the process, God led him to the “promised land”.
Read Hebrews 11:30 AMPC
#4. Kairos Faith is willing to endure the long haul of obedience to God in order to enter into the moment of promise!
By faith, Joshua obeyed God and led the Israelites in a march around Jericho daily for seven days.
Keep obeying the Lord’s direction until you see the result.
Hebrews 6:12-15 NIV
12 We do not want you to become lazy, but to imitate those who through faith and patience inherit what has been promised.The Certainty of God’s Promise 13 When God made his promise to Abraham, since there was no one greater for him to swear by, he swore by himself, 14 saying, “I will surely bless you and give you many descendants.”15 And so after waiting patiently, Abraham received what was promised.