Friday, July 6, 2012

What Time Is It?

There are two Greek words that describe the concept of time-chronos  and kairos. The first term describes the sequence of life events as they occur while the second refers to unique moments of interaction and revelation. We need to observe the chronos or we will pay our bills late, miss anniversaries & birthdays, and never show up to work on time.  We are usually focused on the "get 'er done" mentality of crossing things off our list and worry more about chronos. For real growth and life fulfillment it is more important that we pay attention to the kairos moments in life-the fulfilling time when God speaks to us. 

Can we see those God-speaking moments in our life? Do we remember when He gave us instruction, direction, or discipline? If we don't feel we have had those then what can we do to be more alert? He obviously hasn't changed and still desires to communicate with His people-He always has. I would argue that the lack of kairos moments is a result of our inability to clear the path for communication and our poor listening skills.

If we aren't hearing from Him it isn't because He has lost His voice. Perhaps it's because we've lost our desire to listen to what He has to say.

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