One of the passages of scripture I've been mulling over for New Zeal and for the UK (springharvest coming up) is Pentecost. it's an incredible account of the birth of the church. And one thing is for sure - in keeping with all births it is not 'orderly'. The Holy Spirit literally shakes, rattles and rolls the disciples OUT to people looking for answers from every nation. that day with boldness Peter stood before them with an account of the gospel and 3000 were added to their numbers! Great preach and great power.
Those are the secrets of God's kingdom come.... God's power for His purposes... not just for our peace of mind or comfort but for the salvation of the world. So, here's to new birth, presence and power - may the Holy Spirit continue to shake, rattle and blow us out of our comfort zones and into the world.