God is doing something beautiful in your life and in your church. Everything God is doing is before us; not behind us. What has been done is done. What is ahead will happen.
Some years ago, a brother in the Lord name Barry, shared this experience with myself. He made frequent trips to Israel, being a Hebrew himself by birth. While traveling through the region where these happenings concerning Lot's wife took place; he noticed pillars of salt standing here and standing there. A natural phenomena by man's standards, but a Memorial and strong reminder, "not to be looking back on the plow." (Luke 9:62) Put the past in the past where it belongs. Embrace the miraculous days we are in. Let your mind be happy and your heart overjoyed!
Just think we know him now by faith and the manifestation of his presence; but then face to face. Praise the Lord!