“This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it.” Psalm 118:24
The last couple of years I have been very transparent in the trials of our life but also showing you how the Lord was leading us through these times. For us, it’s been a year like nothing we have ever experienced but we knew the Lord was with us all the way. I have grown more in courage and boldness than at any other time of my life. The situations I used to think were important and needed my attention I now see as distractions that slowed me down. The trials of this past couple years were so hard but my experience with my Lord and Savior during those hard times was so precious and real. He met me right where I was and every day, He held me close and told me I was loved, healed and more than a conqueror. Most days I would stumble and fall before the day was through but He never stopped reaching down to pull me up and hug me. He never condemned me, scolded me, rejected me. “To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven: A time to be born, And a time to die; A time to plant, And a time to pluck what is planted; A time to kill, And a time to heal; A time to break down, And a time to build up;” Ecclesiastes 3:1-3
The Lord has been telling me it’s time! I looked up the definition of time and the best definition I found for what the Lord is telling me is “kairos time, meaning ―season, opportune time, or time of accomplishment. Kairos is a time that requires a conversion from people. Kairos time is here. It calls for action, conversion and transformation—a change of life. Kairos is not just crisis but opportunity and favour. God assists us in discerning the kairos—a moment of grace. In a world full of confusion, strife and evil there is no time to waste in selfishness and strife. It’s time for to laugh. It’s time to love. It’s time to have joy unspeakable and full of glory! It’s definitely time for healing. There is no greater distraction to His Kairos moments than sickness! Sickness and health issues are an attack from the enemy!
Another truth I realized lately was that as He created, He knew what He was doing and that each of us were created and born now not 100 years before or 100 years later. We were born for this time – for such a time as this. “For if you remain silent at this time, liberation and rescue will arise for the Jews from another place, and you and your father’s house will perish [since you did not help when you had the chance]. And who knows whether you have attained royalty for such a time as this [and for this very purpose]?” Esther 4:14
Esther had a chance to save her people and her Uncle encouraged her to stand up against the enemy. She was the queen and he asked how do you not know that you were born for this time and for this purpose? She did go to the King and she did save her people. Right now, in 2023 if you are alive – you were born for such a time as this. It is useless to fear, hide, become a victim, complain, coward away from what is happening. You are here to make a difference. You were created as a unique person for this time and this situation in life. You know what that means? It means we can make it. It means we can persevere. It means that we have a say and a reason to live. It means we don’t have to cry out for the Lord to come quickly. We are here and individually and together we are to make a difference.
We need to embrace the truth of who we are in Him. Glorious, is what the Word says! We are vessels of the highest honor and the glory of God dwells within us. We are not victims but victors. We can do all things through Him. The SAME Holy Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead lives inside of us. We were created to shine in this dark world- to brighten every dark room we walk in to. To sparkle, shine with glorious praise that the enemy cannot shut down. We are alive today to speak words of life that change the world. You are radiant, the light of the Holy Spirit. We need to believe and remember how glorious we are. His creativity is mind blowing and everything is different. We also create. Don’t hold back or be in fear to use your gifts and be unique in your gifts of creativity. You create life or death with your words. Let’s come together and create the miracles of Him through our words. This is not a time to hesitate in our response to the Lord. He is giving us opportunity to see that there is more to come! He is calling us and telling us it is time to position ourselves in such a way that regardless of how things may appear to us, His voice and the path He has shown us are more real than anything else. Real faith takes real courage. This is a time of “real faith and real courage”. Realm faith comes from focusing ion God. It is time to carry out His Kingdom purposes not be reacting to the enemy’s attempt to stop His Kingdom from going forward. “For if you keep silent at this time, relief and deliverance will rise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father's house will perish. And who knows whether you have not come to the kingdom for such a time as this?”” Esther 4:14 ESV
“Then I heard the Lord saying, “Whom should I send to my people? Who will go to represent us?” I spoke up and said, “I will be the one. Send me.” Isaiah 6:8
This should be our response to the Lord when He calls us. No prophet answered as quickly as Isaiah did. That’s my heart. To quickly answer His voice when He calls especially in this season and time. We are here for a purpose and to make a difference in this time set before us. We are here for such a time as this. Let Him flow through you. Listen carefully and let’s go together making a difference and helping others know that they are here for a purpose and the enemy cannot win when we are standing firm in the Lord!
“How could I be silent when it’s time to praise you? Now my heart sings out, bursting with joy— a bliss inside that keeps me singing, “I can never thank you enough!”” Psalm 30:12
“It’s time to sing and shout for joy! Go ahead, all you redeemed ones, do it! Praise him with all you have, for praise looks lovely on the lips of God’s devoted lovers.”
“Can you not discern this new day of destiny breaking forth around you? The early signs of my purposes and plans are bursting forth. The budding vines of new life are now blooming everywhere. The fragrance of their flowers whispers, “There is change in the air.” Arise, my love, my beautiful companion, and run with me to the higher place. For now is the time to arise and come away with me.” Song of songs 2:13
“His message was this: “At last the fulfillment of the age has come! It is time for God’s kingdom to be experienced in its fullness! Turn your lives back to God and put your trust in the hope-filled gospel!” Mark 1:15
“To live like this is all the more urgent, for time is running out and you know it is a strategic hour in human history. It is time for us to wake up! For our full salvation is nearer now than when we first believed.” Romans 13:11
“This is not the time to pull away and neglect meeting together, as some have formed the habit of doing. In fact, we should come together even more frequently, eager to encourage and urge each other onward as we anticipate that day dawning.”
“Look carefully then how you walk! Live purposefully and worthily and accurately, not as the unwise and witless, but as wise (sensible, intelligent people), Making the very most of the time [buying up each opportunity], because the days are evil. Therefore, do not be vague and thoughtless and foolish, but understanding and firmly grasping what the will of the Lord is.” Ephesians 5:15-17