“I just want things to go back to normal….” We all want a return to our favorite activities from our pre-Covid19 world. But think returning to normal is actually not the goal.
God is doing a new thing, and part of that is to reveal the truth about our lives. Revelation leads to reset and then there will be a season of reentry that leads to revival and reformation (see below for recent articles I wrote on these words).
One of the areas the Lord has been revealing to me is the importance of strengthening our foundations. For me, that is found in “my Psalms”: Psalm 23, 91, and 103 have been the source of such great comfort over the years. I have found them to be such great friends when my heart and spirit are troubled. In fact, as my “normal” has been disrupted, I found myself strengthened with the life-giving heartbeat of those Holy Spirit inspired words.
So, I have stopped praying for “things to go back to normal”. I want my new normal to be full of the presence of God in unprecedented ways. I want my new normal to be full of expectation of God working in me and in Jessup in ways beyond anything I could have imagined before. I want His word and His Spirit to be richly directing me every step of the way. I pray that your normal is never the same as well!