You don’t know what you have until you no longer have it.
Ever since I began living in organic church life, an observation I’ve made is that when people no longer have the experience of body life, they virtually always say:
“I really didn’t know what I had! This is so rare. I long for that experience again.”
Note that I’m not talking about the vanilla house church experience. I’m speaking of the organic expression of the church of Jesus Christ in all of its depths, multifarious splendor, sublime realities, light, shade, and varying seasons.
We just uploaded to the podcast a message I delivered in Ireland years ago. It’s called Who Is This Woman? God’s Ultimate Passion. The message underscores just how important the ekklesia (as God called her to be) is to Him . . . and to those who have known her in experience. The talk is on iTunes also.
If you are experiencing the real thing, I hope you don’t disregard or take it for granted. Because you don’t know what you have until . . .