Amazing, marvelous brain!
The first part of Psalms139:14 says " I thank you, God, for making me so mysteriously complex!" Complex is right! I don't even begin to understand the way our brains works. Dr. Caroline Leaf, a Christian neuroscientist are thoughts this way:
"The thoughts we think grow branches on nerve cells in the brain. These nerve cells which looks like trees. Scientists have therefore called these nerve cells ‘The Magic Trees of the Mind’ because they look like a forest of trees under the microscope. Our thoughts shape these ‘trees’. Our thoughts therefore determine what our brain becomes. Our quality of life depends on what our brain has become. This knowledge gives us a whole new perspective on the statement, ’As a man thinks in his heart, so is he’ (Proverbs 23:7)."From <https://drleaf.com/blog/thoughts-are-real/>
Focusing on good positive thoughts produce healthy branches. However, negative thoughts produce twisted, deformed and unhealthy branches. We have to cut off the negative thoughts and begin to think more positive thoughts. The most powerful and transforming thoughts we can think on are found in the Bible because God's words are alive and powerful.
The Most Important Habit
In order to discover the marvelous you God created, we are going to begin establishing some habits. These habits will help us to see ourselves through God's eyes and discover how marvelous we are. The most important habit for us to develop is reading, praying and meditating on God word. Without a firmly established habit of doing this, things happen, life gets in the way. Before we know it, days have gone by with spending time with our Lord. Then Satin comes in with condemnation, and we forget how truly marvelous we are.
According to Dr Caroline Leaf, it takes about 63 days for habits to be fully formed because habit depends on long term memories. At 21 days we start to develop a habit, but it takes two more repeats of 21 day to become fully established. As long term memory is established in our brain, our thoughts become automatized into habits. From <https://drleaf.com/blog/single-entry/print/formation-of-long-term-memory/>
We will begin by looking at morning habits, evening habits and how to meditate.
I've created a habit tracker for you to print and use during this month.
Body and soul, I am marvelously made!
I worship in adoration—what a creation!
You know me inside and out,
you know every bone in my body;
You know exactly how I was made, bit by bit,
how I was sculpted from nothing into something.
Can you worship God for your body and soul? Where do you need to change your thinking to be able to give him this worship?
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