I Am New
by Jason Gray
Romans 12:2 (NKJV)
2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
James 1:21-25 (NKJV) Doers—Not Hearers Only
21 Therefore lay aside all filthiness and overflow of wickedness, and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.
22 But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.
23 For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man observing his natural face in a mirror; 24 for he observes himself, goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was.
25 But he who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, this one will be blessed in what he does.
We Can Change The Biology of Our Brain!
It's a scientific fact. We actually become what we meditate on, biologically in our brain.
Here's how it works. When we think about something one time, it goes into short term memory. When we begin to think about it again and again, protein synthesis occurs as it moves into long term memory. We are actually creating a pathway of thought physically in our brain. It's a pathway we travel on in our brain through thought.
For example, when we continue to think about a wrong someone did to us or get angry when we feel rejected, or get anxious and afraid in certain situations, these thoughts become physical pathways in our brain.
We can rewire our brain by saying, "No!" We can stop going down those old pathways of thought, bring them to God, repent and change direction. We can then create new pathways of thoughts of forgiveness and love, trust and faith.
It takes time for those old pathways to die physically and for new pathways to be the "norm" for our brain. We must be merciful to ourself as we choose the new pathways and they are developed in us. Let's rejoice because we are actually changing our personality and God's blessings are on their way to us.
God has known this from the beginning which is why He shares with us from His Word:
Psalm 1:1-3 Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. 2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. 3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.
I am changed & Be in Health Newsletter - January 12, 2015
Detoxing Your Mind: An Interview with Dr. Caroline Leaf
Dr. Caroline Leaf is a world-renowned cognitive neuroscientist, author, and speaker. In this interview, she reveals how to practically stop toxic thoughts and rewrite the way we think.
3:18 - We have so much more control over our brains than we’re told.
5:56 - We often say Christian “stock phrases” without realizing that they could be negatively affecting us.
17:14 - What does “take every thought captive” really mean in relation to our brains?
25:30 - Once you’ve spoken about an issue, it starts losing its power.
33:30 - Technology has deeply affected our minds, but there are practical ways to change the way we think.
Bring Toxic Thoughts into Captivity
Dr. Caroline Leaf
Switch On Your Brain: The Key to Peak Happiness, Thinking and Health by Dr. Caroline Leaf
According to researchers, the vast majority--a whopping 75-98 percent--of the illnesses that plague us today are a direct result of our thought life. What we think about truly affects us both physically and emotionally. In fact, fear alone triggers more than 1,400 known physical and chemical responses in our bodies, activating more than thirty different hormones! Today our culture is undergoing an epidemic of toxic thoughts that, left unchecked, create ideal conditions for illnesses.
Supported by current scientific and medical research, Dr. Caroline Leaf gives readers a prescription for better health and wholeness through correct thinking patterns, declaring that we are not victims of our biology. She shares with readers the "switch" in our brains that enables us to live happier, healthier, more enjoyable lives where we achieve our goals, maintain our weight, and even become more intelligent. She shows us how to choose life, get our minds under control, and reap the benefits of a detoxed thought life.
Different by Micah Tyler
Do not conform to the pattern of this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.
Spirit Soul & Body - Animation
by Andrew Wommack