Saturday, October 15, 2011

Thought for the day

"All of us have a background - (previous knowledge & previous experiences that makeup our whole self). When you are exposed to new wisdom or new light, new understanding comes in. You add this new knowledge to your existing knowledge base like a new branch, leaf or flower. You may learn a profound truth, but added to your existing knowledge base, it becomes like a branch a leaf or a flower in your experience. It is kept external and utilized as if it were an entity of its own.

Example: Let's say you learned, that the Apostle Paul, after he was blinded while on the road to Damascus, had to wait 3 days in blindness before God let him have his sight back. That truth might make you think about your own personal experiences and it might make you think that maybe you are blind to something and that you must wait for 3 days or 3 weeks or some determined amount of time, waiting for God to open your eyes. Adding this knowledge to your knowledge base would be like adding a branch or a leaf or a flower, but it would have little or no effect on the center of your being.

Let's say you read a verse of scripture like, "obey them that have rule over you." Let's say you've never quite understood it, but today it comes to life and becomes clear. This truth is added to your knowledge base like a branch, a leaf or a flower. But this truth will not effect the center of your being. The root of the tree will not be effected by adding new truths to your existing knowledge base.

Stay with me, this is good stuff.
Let's say you have a computer system. It is a 250 gigabyte, 3.6 gig system with .5 gig of RAM. You go to buy software and you find, just the right software package. This software has just what you want. So you turn the box over to read the system requirements, and the program requires 25 megabytes of space (you have that), it requires a 1.5 gigabyte processor, (yours is a 3.6 gig), and it requires 1 gig of RAM and we only have 1. You hacew to walk away without purchasing this new software, even though it has everything you want, because it will not operate on your existing operating system. What would you have to do if you really wanted this particular software? You would have to upgrade your operating system. God-thinking is about upgrading your operating system so that what you need from God, you are able to receive from God.

Excerpt from The Power of God Thinking by Keith C. Powell Copyright 2010

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