Sermon in a Nut Shell
An American evangelical pastor by the name of Francis Schaeffer uses this story of the 2 snowflakes. At Le Brie he’d take his disciples to the peaks of the Alps and show them 2 rivers: The Rhone and the Rhine. To the left is the Rhone, the dirtiest river in the world, to the right is the Rhine, the cleanest river that goes by the beautiful French countryside and ends up in the balmy Mediterranean. Up until now, up until Mark 1, verse 15 we could only go left.(That is the dirtiest river in the world) But now we can choose to go right.(The cleanest river in the world.) Kairos moments
are like these snowflakes. There are many of them and we choose what we do with them. Do we ignore them (and thus the snowflake going left) or do we engage with them to discover what God is trying to say (and thus the snowflake going right)? We choose every day!
Now we can choose what to do with these moments. You have the opportunity to live in and engage with an entirely different reality or shrug it off!
So we are to repent and believe. Jesus says to transform the inside and then the outside falls in line because we are now fundamentally different on the inside.
So to live in God's future, is to step more fully into a kairos moment, we are asking God to fundamentally change the inside of us so that it produces an action. That is why these two questions are so central: What is God saying to me? (This will help change the inner parts of me.) And what am I going to do about it? (The inner change has to produce an action.)