… it’s natural and fitting for us to believe that the Holy Spirit works in worship in the unexpected places. Some traditions actually plan for unplanned time so that this kind of Spiritual work might be made manifest, and I for one need to constantly listen to these voices and practices…God really does amazing things there.
I would hope, though, that the traditions that preeminently cherish the Spirit’s spontaneous work in worship would also increasingly hear Scripture’s voice about the work of the Spirit in the order of things. Now, with that statement, I’m sure that for some, it feels like I have thrown a big bucket of water on the raging Fire of God.
Zac lists five ways to maintain a balance between spontaneity and careful planning. Check it out here.