I originally read Kris Camealy's book Come, Lord Jesus, back in August and September as part of her launch team. The reading on day 7, Kairos, Not Chronos, had a significant impact on me and I wrote about it in a guest post on Kris' blog (read it here). In fact, I took the title for my Advent journal and these posts from this reading:
"...God isn't operating in chronos, but rather acts according to what He determines to be the "fitting time," kairos. How discouraging this can seem to us as we wait! What we are tempted to miss in the waiting is what we cannot see - what God is working behind the scenes on our behalf. When we imagine God to be slow, or even late, it is because we have assumed, even expected, (dare I say insisted) God operate according to the time frame that suits our comfort. We want to force Him into chronos because we can track that. We perpetually forget that God's ways are not our ways.
"For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts." Isaiah 55:8-9
...The time God gives us in the waiting is a gift, whether or not it feels that way in the moment. He is not late in His coming. The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance (2 Peter 3:9)." ~Kris Camealy, p33-34.
Come, Lord Jesus: The Weight of Waiting by Kris Camealy. Available at Amazon.
Come, Lord Jesus Advent Book Club at Creative and Free.
Visit my church's website where we are offering a weekly Advent theme devotion and resources on our blog: Grace Church