Perhaps the most important paradigm shift for all of us is the simple awareness that God has brought us into a fulltime, 24/7 life with Him. This is the heart and soul of being His follower and being His church in the fullest sense of the word.
This reminds me of John Michael Talbot's book on Francis of Assisi and this quote:
He Was Radical
For many people, being "Christian is roughly equivalent in time and emotional commitment to being a member of a neighborhood bridge club, having a regular seat at the local Elks lodge, or getting the family car serviced every three thousand miles. Unfortunately, this type of Christianity is often viewed as just another civic affiliation, acquired habit, or social ritual.
Not for Francis. In him, the spark of divine love ignited a bonfire that burned away all his indifference and sparked a radical, uncompromising faith. His was not Christianity Lite. He worshiped at the altar of not watered-down deity.
Francis's minute-by-minute desire was to follow God ever closer...