2020 is over...
2020 is finally over, and everything inside me is shouting hallelujah! This year our whole world was turned upside down. I can’t even count how many times I’ve heard people ask when things will go back to normal.
I believe this next year is a time to refocus our priorities and begin asking some new questions.
Instead of wondering if it will ever go back to the way it was, here are some better questions to think about as we move into a new season:
What is Jesus saying to His church through the events of this past year?
How do we strengthen our foundation as we embrace the future?
How do we reflect and communicate the heart of God in a rapidly changing environment?
How do we be the church in 2021? What should the church look like?
As I’ve prayed, I have repeatedly been reminded of Paul’s statement in Philippians 3:12-14. After listing his achievements and talking about the way it was, he made this declaration;
Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize...
I guess that answers the question of getting back to the way it was. In reality, there is no going back.
I’m convinced that in this new season our focus must be relationships, the presence of the Holy Spirit, our mission to reflect the heart of God, and to love a broken world the way Jesus did.
I believe we are moving into a season filled with new challenges, new mountains to climb, rivers to cross, battles to fight and win.
It’s a season of new hope! I’m ready for it and pray that you are as well.