By Kimberley George
Don’t miss this opportunity. This chance to grow into the change.
Backstory to this word- The last couple years for us have been a shaking and shattering. It’s been 2 gruesome years of breaking in ways I never thought I could break. I never ever thought in my life I’d look back and see the terrain I’d hiked through as I faced illness, isolation, loss of friends (and gained some incredible friendships too 😉). As our beautiful country experienced the hardest and harshest conditions, I too would face this in my own life. I felt I’d seen a drought in myself just like the land I stepped on had faced. I’d fought through fire that took every bit of strength for me to see it through.
This year rolled by and we faced leaving our church family of four years (some of our hardest but most critical years as a family) and in that God led us to the place we are now and an opportunity for Matt and for us to start new. So we moved house, changed schools, started new. It felt like an amazing change but like a crazy time to be moving with how fast the change just swept in and how unprepared I felt physically.
I had a word in January that this year would be a year of healing and revival. And that the revival would happen in homes where the churches would have a role to play in that too. I knew that this word was for the church but that this meant healing for myself and others too.
FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS
I really felt this word for now.
We are entering a chrysalis time. The butterfly is first a caterpillar and feeds constantly until one day it finds a safe place and rests in all of what it’s taken in to prepare for the greatest and most beautiful transformation- the butterfly. Where all it’s colour, design and beauty is displayed. This is an intersting time. There is an increase of butterflies because of the conditions before them. First a drought, then tremendous fires across our land and then the rain. These conditions laid the perfect foundations for butterflies to increase. How amazing is this. This is what is happening to the church. The conditions are right and we’re now presented with the most beautiful opportunity to press into God in a secret place at home.
We have a chance to be still and more capable of listening to where God is leading us now. To do this we need to rest somewhere safe, and to have the wisdom to know when the news and information is taking from our peace and becoming an idol. We need to chrysalise ourselves into a protective space away from fear so we can be a part of what God is about to do. We can either be a part of this incredible revival that is about to happen or we can keep eating into fear that leads only to more fear and unrest. What will you chose? God is calling his people to him. But we have to answer that call. He give us that freedom to choose. Fear? Or growth? Things are changing and we will not be the same.
Don’t miss this church. And don’t bow to fear the world gives.
Another fellow Christian recommended to read the book of Esther. This seems like the perfect time to do that 💛