Even though we live in a society that is increasingly secularized, and that sees God as playing no meaningful role in our public life together, we remain just as spiritually thirsty as ever. One of the biggest yearnings of humanity is for an experience of God's presence and power. In this passage, the apostle Paul shows us not just how you begin the spiritual life, but how you grow spiritually as well. And, perhaps counter-intuitively, he shows us that the same principle is operative in both. The way you get in is the way you grow up.