Ephesians 5:15-16 AMPC
15 Look carefully then how you walk! Live purposefully and worthily and accurately, not as the unwise and witless, but as wise (sensible, intelligent people),16 Making the very most of the time [buying up each opportunity], because the days are evil.
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. There are people and situations that actually steal some of our time as well. Last week we learned that time is the mercy of God, creating a second chance to a fallen world to live out only a portion of our life that will determine how we live our eternity! Tonight we will continue to discover that we are Running Out of Time and God desires us to make the most of this moment!
The difference between doing time and seeing what time can do!
Two meanings (experiences) of the word time.
Chronos and Kairos: Both are Greek words that mean time, but they imply different things.
Psalms 90:12 AMPC
So teach us to number our days, that we may get us a heart of wisdom.
Chronos is used to indicate chronological or sequential time, measured in seconds and minutes.
Read Galatians 6:9 AMPC
Kairos means an appointed time-or a due season, measured inopportune moments that transcend and redeem time when we persevere!
Read John 5:6-9 AMPC
A Kairos moment in time is made up of three elements:
It is a moment of maximum opportunity.
It is a moment when change is possible.
It is a moment when all things come together when you move in faith.
Three adjustments needed to move from Chronos to Kairos
Read Matthew 9:20-22 AMPC
#1. Declare the future you see, not what is presently looking at you!
Speak in line with the written and revealed word of God for your life.
Create the future you desire with the words of your mouth.
#2 Build capacity.
Read 1 Timothy 4:14-16 AMPC
Take the initiative to expand knowledge and develop skills needed for your next level. You also need to build spiritual capacity.
There are relationships that take us to the next level.
#3. Embrace restlessness. Don't get comfortable with where you are.
1 Chronicles 4:9-10 AMPC
9 Jabez was honorable above his brothers; but his mother named him Jabez [sorrow maker], saying, Because I bore him in pain.10 Jabez cried to the God of Israel, saying, Oh, that You would bless me and enlarge my border, and that Your hand might be with me, and You would keep me from evil so it might not hurt me! And God granted his request.
God has a better place in store for you when you are willing to demand to experience your time change according to His promises!