Our team hosts an event called Kairos. It means “God’s appointed time”. A few hundred people come together and though we do a bit of teaching, we really believe that if people have an encounter with God, He will help them. We have done about fifteen of these events now. So far, it seems that God has shown up to do more than we expect every time.
I am about to do something dangerous. I am going to muse for a while on why I think He comes to meet with us. I say this is dangerous, because we all know God does not fit well into formulas. He does however fit well in the human heart, so I would like to write a few thoughts I had this week on why God seems to visit us again and again.
1. My Team knows that we cannot do this without God. I think for the most part, if we are convinced that we can do something without God, He will allow us to. Not because He is mad, or feels rejected, but because He has no control issues and doesn’t suffer from rejection. He knows that eventually, left to our own resources, we will come to a point of realizing how much more He has to offer. The sooner we come to the end of our resources, the more quickly we will come to the beginning of His. I think He likes to show up where people know they need HIm.
2. My team is…well…a team: We do not invite people to hear a person. In fact we parade a number of people to the front of the crowd. Imperfect, flawed, and varied humanity. Women, men, younger, and older, our team knows that WE demonstrate God’s character more as US than as any one person. God is in all of us…no individual could show the Nature of our Father more than the variety of personalities we tap into.
3. We love each other: Within our team, we have been growing in deep, affectionate love for one another. When we view each other the way God views us, we are tapping into a frequency upon which God always broadcasts.
4. We are unified: We all know why we are together. We all know what the goal is. We all know what the strategy is. We all know that we are dependent on God showing up. We recognize one another’s strengths and we embrace one another’s frailties. God is a unifying sort of God, and as such, He seems to enjoy hanging out with us when we overcome our differences, and join together.
5. We would quit if He ever quit: Frightening as it may be, I like to believe that if God stopped showing up, we would stop, notice, and change course. If we began to see that God was moving in a different way or a different place, we would all scrap this Kairos thing and Go where He goes. It is Him we are after, not a plan and sequence of events that “seems to work”.
6. We like Him, and we spend a lot of time telling Him so: Who wouldn’t hang out in a place where people were constantly telling you how much they like you?
7. We are doing the best we know to love the people He loves: This one makes sense without me throwing words at it…
Funny…the more I read my own list, I realize that perhaps He did not so much come to us. It seems to me that perhaps it is us who went to Him. Either way, it sure is fun.
The Amazing Freedom Team