Mark 1:15 says
"The time has come," He said. "The Kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe the good news!"
The Greek word here for time is "kairos" - meaning not just chronological time, but a moment in time, a moment pregnant with opportunity. And the way we respond to that moment when Heaven is intersecting with earth, is to repent and believe. The Greek word for repent is "metanoia" - meaning to change one's thinking. Greek for believe is "pisteuo" - meaning to step into your new thinking.
So when God tugs on your heart and you experience a kairos moment (this could be anything from a small thought/feeling to a huge event such as a wedding or having a child), you can receive His wholeness in your life and experience more of the Kingdom. You do this by changing your thinking (to align more with His) and living it out in faith.
Destination : Hatcher Pass // DEVO
When we found out that we had been at the lake all along, it felt like a kairos moment for me. I wasn't sure why, but I knew God was showing me something in it. After praying about it and meditating on the idea of destination, I realized that I too often am that person who is standing on the hill of my destination without even realizing it. I'm longing for something else out there, instead of fully immersing myself where I am and experiencing it from every angle.
Consider John 21 :
Afterward Jesus appeared again to his disciples, by the Sea of Galilee. It happened this way: Simon Peter, Thomas (also known as Didymus), Nathanael from Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two other disciples were together. "I’m going out to fish,” Simon Peter told them, and they said, “We’ll go with you.” So they went out and got into the boat, but that night they caught nothing.
Early in the morning, Jesus stood on the shore, but the disciples did not realize that it was Jesus.
He called out to them, “Friends, haven’t you any fish?”
“No,” they answered.
He said, “Throw your net on the right side of the boat and you will find some.”When they did, they were unable to haul the net in because of the large number of fish.
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When Ben and I were first married, we moved to Chiang Rai, Thailand. After one year of living there, we were at our lowest point in life. We hated where we worked, we had no friends, no community, no Chipotle or even cheese for that matter. We were sick - especially me, having developed chronic hives + chronic pink eye (which both led to chronic panic attacks) and visiting the hospital once or twice weekly that entire year. We were ready to be done.
We spent some time in prayer and God showed us some areas we needed to repent and change our thinking. We had this idea that God could only protect us and take care of us in America. That all of our problems would go away as soon as we stepped back on American soil. That we would feel free once we were back in the land of the free. But that wasn't true. God wanted us to change our thinking, to release those lies, and to believe (truly believe) that He was with us no matter where we were.
So that's what we did. We confessed those lies and clung to the truth. We stayed where we were and started looking at it from different angles. Within a couple of months our whole lives changed. No, I wasn't miraculously healed from my diseases, but I trusted that God was with me and my panic attacks lessened. I took the situation and got everything I could from it - we launched into a life-transforming journey of learning about holistic healthcare.
We made friends - real life-long friends. We even found cheese (three hours away, but it made for a fun excuse to get away on the weekends and to get some Starbucks while we were at it!).
Our destination didn't change, but our perspectives did. We didn't have to go to another hill, or get in another boat. All we had to do was look on the other side.
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Questions to meditate on ::
1. Ask God if there's a hill in your life that might be an un-realized destination. (Think about areas where you feel unsettled, unsatisfied, upset or discouraged).
2. Ask God what He wants you to know about that area in your life.
3. Repent // confess to God the lies you're believing about that specific area. (Maybe you are like me, believing that God isn't even on that hill with you at all).
4. Believe // what is the truth God wants you to know? How does He want you to put it into action now in your life?
Now, share what God has shown you with someone else! I'd love to hear about what God is doing in your life - just click the little envelope in the bottom right corner of this page to send me a message!