Encouragement, Inspirational, Spiritual Growth

April Showers of Blessing—Part I

Our second day of April brought snow instead of rain, an example of being “out of season.” Which can mean we could be out of God’s Timing. Last time, I talked about two of the words for “time” — chronos and kairos. Chronos is ordinary time. Kairos is opportune time. Which time are you in? Click to Tweet #AprilShowersofBlessing #GodsTiming4YourLife

In the Bible, one tribe of Israel seemed to figure out how to understand God’s timing, and that was the tribe of Issachar. I Chronicles 12:32 says, “And of Issachar, men who had understanding of the times to know what Israel ought to do…”

“Let the name of God be blessed forever and ever, for wisdom and power belong to Him. And it is He who changes the times and the epochs [seasons]; He removes kings and establishes kings; He gives wisdom to wise men, and knowledge to men of understanding.” This is from Daniel 2:20.

Once I got an understanding that it is God that changes times and seasons, all I wanted to do was be a part of it. Having a prophetic gift, as I do, can be wonderful, but it can also be a problem. Thankfully, I learned early on in my training that prophetic people need to develop a sense of God’s timing.

Prophetically-gifted people “see” or “hear” God’s prophetic word as “now.” Sometimes God’s “now” and our “now” are two different things. We need to continue to seek God’s timing for our lives. I remember when, in the circumstances of my own life, God’s “now” and my “now” were years apart. Only this year have they grown into an almost immediate fulfillment.

Let’s look at the word for “fullness” of time. It’s the Greek word pleroo. It means completion of something. It has been accomplished.

It can be likened to the birth process. A woman becomes pregnant, a kairos moment. Then she spends nearly nine months in chronos. Then kairos comes again during labor. And finally, pleroo when the baby is born.

Changing our lives can be like that. An opportune time comes, but something happens, and it isn’t accomplished. Click to Tweet

I had a time like that in 2006. As a result, I was crushed and took my life in a different direction. But my kairos has come around again, and this time, I’m not blowing it.

What about you? Are in kairos or chronos? Leave a comment and let me know. #AprilShowersofBlessing #GodsTiming4YourLife Click to Tweet

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