Sometimes in our lives a situation or set of circumstances is pregnant with meaning. Pregnant is a strong word and to the ladies out there, my wife is pregnant, so I don’t use the word lightly! The New Testament and Old Testament describes such a moment in time as a “kairos” moment. At the time of Jesus, there were two common words to denote time in the ancient Greek language: kairos and chronos. Kairos is used to highlight an extremely significant event in time, while chronos, from which the world chronology is related, describes a span of time—boring waiting in line sort of time.
I want kairos time but I often settle for chronos time; however, I believe that we are living in an extremely significant set of circumstances. Why? God is birthing a “new thing.” In a word that new thing is characterized by “community.” Community? You might be saying to yourself, “He didn’t just say community? What is so significant about that?” Contrary to its frequent use, community is revolutionary. Just ask any revolutionary how much they need community. Most people don’t really live in community with one another. I know what you might be saying, “Sure they do, 255 million plus people live in
“The new thing” ministry is being birthed...God is birthing true community and he wants to do it alongside with you. I believe that there is a sort of prayer that births something. If you want this then pray—a lot! This isn’t just any prayer; it’s the sort of prayer that calls fire from heaven, a dead man from a tomb, and tears of blood from the brow. The flow of the river is against this—we’re too busy, too broken ourselves, too dry. Yet, I know of another river that flows in the desert and makes green things grow. It’s starts out a stream but ends up a flood over taking all other rivers. It’s starts out tiny but ends up titanic. If you want something real and authentic then come to the Cross—you’ll find the birthing of authentic community in this context.