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Still – Hillsong United

October 18, 2020

 

 

Tony Robbins tells the story of the conversation that ended the Cold War, a time of severe tensions between nuclear superpowers.  Anyone born before the mid-80’s will remember it well.  The conversation took place between Ronald Reagan, President of the US, and Mikhail Gorbachev, Premier of Russia.  

 

The conversation that ended this difficult period in history didn’t start off well.  The two leaders found themselves debating the merits and demerits of capitalism and communism.  Like most political conversations, this one was going no where fast.  Neither leader was sure how to communicate better with the other.

 

This is the power of patterns.  How we’ve done things often becomes our starting place for how we try to get things done.  It’s true in our prayer life too.  We do our duty, say our prayers, but don’t experience the deep connection with God that’s been promised.

 

Tony had the pleasure of speaking with both Reagan and Gorbachev years after and he asked them “What was the moment you decided for peace?”  Gorbachev told how, in the middle of the argument, Reagan stood up and walked away, only to suddenly turn and say, “OK, let’s try this again.  I’m Ronald.”  

 

That disruption began a conversation that ended in transforming the world.  

What if we disrupted how we’ve related to God, and spoke with him in a fresh way? Might we discover transformation in us, and through us in the world?

 

I’m looking forward to worshipping with you,

 

 

Pastor Jeremy

 

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