We will not magically emerge from what is taking place in our culture and return to what we once knew. We have stepped into a new season. Before we rebuke all that is happening in a knee-jerk response, we need to make sure we aren’t rebuking an adjustment God is bringing to His Church. We are on the other side of a significant cultural marker event – a point of no return. This time in our history will deliver more impact than what took place after 9/11 or the Great Recession.
Language, social gestures, and ways of living out our faith will have changed dramatically in this transition. Listen to those speaking new perspectives from an unfamiliar lexicon. Watch the people who are expressing their faith in ways that may be in conflict with what was familiar to us in the past.
This transition time is not about a return to what we once knew. It is about advancing into a more impactful expression of our mission to bring God’s Kingdom to Earth as it is in Heaven. Do not judge anything before its time. Wait, watch, listen, and discern. God is speaking.