Recently, we began a new series in our church called The New Normal. This series highlights the many things that we experience when we become Christ followers. Before we were in Him these things would have been considered strange, but now we begin to understand that they are part of The New Normal. This includes miracles, hearing God’s voice, seeing God move in and through our lives, experiencing His power and His presence, receiving blessings from Him, and understanding His heart towards us. These are all wonderful parts of our process.
There is also another side to The New Normal. When we surrender our lives to God, we are no longer in charge. The Bible says in Hebrews 12:2 NLT that Jesus is “the champion who initiates and perfects our faith.” In other words, our life story is being written by God—not by us! It means we have surrendered our lives to Him, placed our destinies in His hands, and we now have to trust the trajectory of our lives.