Kairos Moments

Last night our church had a training for all the Youth Leaders and the Youth-Who-Are-Leaders.  Twice a year they get us all together and give us tidbits and teasers for what is coming up.  I went expecting your average run-of-the-mill training, and was amazed and so blessed to hear the speakers.

Our entire church is starting a study on the book of John, but it’s not the BOOK that is important, it’s the way they are teaching us (and want us to teach our groups) of HOW to study.  And not just study, but apply it to our daily lives.

The main crux is that we have Kairos moments in our lives – moments and events that God has carefully orchestrated to teach us something or turn us to Him.  In those moments, we have to be taught to observe (what the event reveals), reflect (on any changes we should make), discuss (with others what to do), plan (for a new step or stage), be accountable (for the new thing planned), and ACT (with the assurance that God gives you).

Leaders are held to a higher standard – in James 3:1 it says that teachers will be judged with a greater strictness.  In Matthew 18:6, Christ says “But whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a great millstone fastened around his neck and to be drowned in the depth of the sea.”

One of our Youth Ministers talked about how we are like the rocks – the millstones – and our sin as leaders can be a stumbling block for those we lead.  At the same time, we can be like other rocks – monuments – and even though we aren’t perfect, we can be examples for our learners to look up to.

During our worship time, I loved how the Youth Minister made it very clear that you had three options – be a repenting rock (and give up sin in order to lead), be a monument (and strive to do your best) or walk out the back door.  If you love sin more than you love your students, then right now and right here isn’t the place for you.  I LOVE that boldness for Christ and that love and desire to see the youth led by godly Men and Women.

The speaker that touched me the most was a young man – who was college age, but not in college.  He talked about how he had multiple football scholarship offers and lost them all when he made poor choices and stopped listening to God.  He was jailed repeatedly and has since gotten his life back on track, but he doesn’t have the blessings he would have had if he had stayed with God.  Plus, he has watched younger men he was leading to go astray, because they followed him.

But then he said he heard God call to him, and still calls to him.  He said “God wants me so hard.”

God wants me so hard.

I may be hard to love.  It may be a struggle to make me listen to HIS plans.  No matter how you look at it, it’s a beautiful way of putting it.

God wants me so hard.

And you know what – God wants you so hard, too.

~Mummy Butterfly  )i(

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One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Malenki on 06 01 11 at 7:40 pm

    Good stuff … I’m so glad you guys have a wonderful church! I LOVE YOU!!

    Reply

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