As someone who has been restored and transformed through 3DM and Faithwalking Training over the past 3 years I shouldn't be surprised by God Moments or what we like to call in our discipleship huddles a Kairos Moment. Kairos is a greek word that means time similar to Chronos, which is sequential time. Kairos is a specific time when you experience an event that is either positive or negative. Two weeks ago I had one of these events.
I have been spending time trying to learn from that Kairos Moment. I used the Learning Circle (learn about that here second “learn more” button).
Here's the moment in just a few words.
I was speaking with someone I had just met. We were getting along and I had a sense of Joy and Peace around this person. He used the phrase YOLO (You Only Live Once).
What a great opportunity to share my beliefs about Jesus.
I said in return, “not everyone believes that”, with all my heart I wanted to say, people believe you can live twice. But out of my mouth came, "cats have 9 lives". WOW what just happened.
As I have reviewed this experience and reflected on what was going on and invited my huddle group to use the Learning Circle with me I discovered some power truths I needed.
Truths I Needed To See and the Order I Saw Them:
1 Gal 5:16-18, I was not spending the time I really wanted to in the power and presence of God. (there is another question I have to ask here later)
2 Maybe he wasn't ready to hear what I had to say.
3 Moving out into enemy territory requires more commitment on our part to be prepared.
4 I may not have lost my opportunity. A Person of Peace can be a passing relationship (one encounter) or a permanent relationship, which is longer. Which would this be? What will I do if I'm in the same situation?
Changes I made due to the truths I saw:
1 Getting my Abiding Rhythm back into balance and back in its proper priority.
2 Praying more during the day for all things.
3 Praying for this person as a person of peace and being prepared to respond if God nudges me.
Well, yesterday I was with him again, almost in the same exact location as two weeks ago. As I saw him I was nudged to act. I yelled in the parking lot, "Want to have lunch next week?" he turned and said "Sure". We exchanged numbers and I asked him to call me about having lunch Monday or Wednesday.
For me this is what it means to be a follower of Jesus Christ.