Why does joy come so easily in the morning? Because it’s a fresh day, a fresh start. New discoveries are waiting to be made.
In Christian gatherings, new discoveries are made from time to time. New to the people who are present. Then the discoveries are explored.
This is a time of increasing attendance, with more people eager to learn what’s next. To explore and practice what is being learned about.
The Jesus Movement, re-discovery of Holy Spirit, practicing Spiritual Gifts, growing in the use and application of Spiritual Gifts. Prophecy that encourages and edifies and speaks with the passion of a full heart holding back nothing. There have been many more, and thee will be yet more, I promise.
Each individual can go through such cycles. Entire groups can experience such cycles together.
After a while, what was new to you becomes taken for granted – in a healthy way, it’s becoming a part of your life, now.
You may even become a bit bored. Try not to get stuck or bitter because learning is going so well and freshness is waning.
Not to worry. God has you covered. New discoveries are coming again.
The cycle is always refreshing itself, the cycle of discovery and learning goes on…for eternity!
You get to know who God is more and better. You get to learn your own identity more deeply and in new ways. You get to exercise and learn new gifts, grow more familiar gifts into greater maturity and skill.
Learning and discovery cycles go on…they come, and the newness seems to go. Another one is coming soon. I wonder what this one will be like?