Have you ever wondered what it must have been like to have experienced God in the manner the early church did?
The book of Acts really gets me excited. You read through it and you say, “I want to go to those churches!” The first church was an instant mega-church and every day brought something new and exciting. They lived in absolute expectation that not only was God going to show up but that he was going to interact with them–not in the way we let him interact with us today, but really interact.
I suppose there are three possibilities as to what happened:
a) God decided he doesn’t like us as much as he liked them
b) We decided we don’t like God as much as they liked him
c) We forgot/never learned how to “experience” him
What if our over-emphasis on reason, following the holy “scientific model” of cause and effect and rational extrapolation, has caused us to “forget” how to deal with the “irrational” or, heaven forbid, the supernatural?
What if we can experience church like the early Christians did? What if God does speak to us today, really speaks to us?