A New Normal
I am about to do a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert. Isaiah 43:19
This COVID-19 crisis we are going through right now is unprecedented and has completely turned our lives upside down. Many resources and services people depended on are not available right now. And as this crisis extends, people are feeling the economic stress and strain on their finances.
How should you respond and what should you be doing during this abnormal season? The biggest mistake you can make during this abnormal season is to act like it is not an abnormal season. I am sure you are familiar with the instructions given to Habakkuk, “Write the vision; make it plain on tablets” (Habk. 2:2). The most important and significant act you can take during this season is began to make adjustments for what will be a new normal.
Who would have thought ten or twenty years ago that Zoom© or Google Meet© or Facebook Live© would be the most important tool and method of communicating. But they are. These are companies that envisioned the world not as it was then but what it could become.
How are you spending these abnormal days making adjustments that will be most beneficial in the new normal. As a pastor, I know that live-streaming worship and Bible studies will be an even more new normal because individuals will have become adjusted to worshiping in their homes. Why fight it? So our staff is working diligently on a plan for 2021. I know that as a preacher I can become lazy and spend more time watching Netflix©, my favorite sitcoms or playing video games. So, I am forcing myself to engage in daily exegesis, blogging, and making sure I am ready for what ministry will look like in the new normal. I haven’t blog on my website in years. So, I am taking these days of abnormalcy to reinvent or prepare myself for the next
History records many invents that reshaped the world. How about the flood? Noah not only had instructions pre-flood and during the flood. He also had instructions about post-flood. Here is a thought – are you prepared in ministry, in marriage, in life for post-COVID19?