This statement struck me, "If we want to fully experience the power and purpose of God in our lives, we have to stay flexible and adaptable to the circumstances around us." One of my goals is to be able to change when I learn something new and be what I call, "plyable". In other words, I want to be coachable when it comes to the things of God.
The way Denison put it was impactful for me. I want to experience the power and purpose of God and I understand I need to be flexible to do that. I never want to be stale in my relationship for God.
In regard to the church, all churches. When things get too comfortable growth seems to slow down. A pastor once said, "The Holy Spirit will only go where He is invited" When things go stale or when a church leans on its reputation or holds onto its glory from the past, the Holy Spirit is not invited very much.
Praying for my life to be alive and willing to change for Christ and for our church to be the same way.