Changing Your Paradigm 10-02-22


I was sitting here thinking about things that bring about change in our lives and I remembered that I had written about this in a message years ago. So I used technology to go back in my archives to find it. May it bless you.

Today’s Prayer

Father, Every person who is sharing in this time devoted to You has loved ones who do not know You. I pray for them and their loved ones, as well as my loved ones, who need You. I pray that You will work in the lives and circumstances of those who are lost. I pray that the Holy Spirit will prick their hearts and draw them to You. I pray that believers will behave as they should and will be a witness to them. I pray that You will lift up the poor, the backsliders, the rich and lonely, the addict, the every-day person who just doesn’t see their need for a Savior. I pray for anyone and everyone who does not yet know You, that opportunities will come to them to change their lives, to give themselves to You, to repent and be saved and serving the GOD of the universe. Bless the prayers of family and friends, reach down and out to these lost souls. Save them I pray, in the name of Jesus, Amen.

Let’s eat.

Changing Our Paradigm of Experience

So Moses thought, ”I will go over and see this strange sight; why the bush does not burn up.” ~ Exodus 3:3

    Have you ever heard someone say, “God doesn’t work that way? He would never do that.” Well, there are times when God chooses to confound the foolish in order to change our paradigm of experience. Moses had never seen a bush that burned but did not burn up. It got his attention and it drew him to God.

    When JESUS appeared on the water in the middle of the night during a storm, the disciples exclaimed, “It’s a ghost!” They had never seen a man walk on water. This led to a great miracle, Peter walked on the water too. When JESUS asked Peter to catch a fish and get the coin from its mouth to pay their taxes, you can imagine what Peter must have thought about those instructions. When Moses got to the Red Sea, he ran out of options. God had an unexpected solution to the Israelite’s problem, He parted the Red Sea to demonstrate His power and allow the people of Israel to cross over to flee the Egyptian army.

    Each of these new paradigms was a stepping-stone of an encounter with God so that the individual would experience Him in a new way. God used these times to enforce the principle that His ways are not our ways. Whenever we try to predict that God will act in a certain way, He changes the paradigm to keep us from becoming our own little gods.  Have you ever been guilty of judging someone for an experience they’ve had that you’ve never had? Did you dismiss it as extreme or something not of God?

     God is in the business of changing our paradigm from personal experiences to God-experiences. However, if you operate on a level of rigid logic, you may never have the privilege of having the God-experiences. Keep your heart free to experience new paradigms with God today.

Quote of the Day

Everyone wants to change, but change demands desire and discipline before it becomes delightful. There is always the agony of choice before the promise of change. ~Larry Lea~





Written by Glenn Sterrett, Founder and CEO of the GCKRS™ Helping Hand Foundation.

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