“Out of the brightness of His presence bolts of lightning blazed forth. The Lord thundered from Heaven; the voice of the Most High resounded.” 2 Samuel 22:13-14, NIV
Have you ever wondered what is going on in your brain when you have a thought? The three-pound human brain is composed of over 100 billion neurons that were designed to communicate with each other through complex networks. Information is transferred from one neuron to another through electrical and chemical signaling in neuronal symphonies which control memory, vision, learning, thought, consciousness and voluntary/involuntary processes in the body. The spinal cord is also composed of these nerve cells. Brain cells are not like the rest of the cells in our body, in that they do not normally undergo cell division. They can only be regenerated in specific areas of the brain if they die because of injury, disease or drug and alcohol abuse.
So if our brains a miraculous gift from God how should we be using them? Neurons have been used to unlock great mysteries like the mechanics of flight and the structure of DNA. Unfortunately, they have also been misused to orchestrate great evil, like genocide. Neurons do not come pre-programmed with “God-thoughts.” Apart from God, the natural mind is capable of thinking about one thing, itself. The Bible says, “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. “As the heavens are higher than the earth so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.” (Isaiah 55:8-9, NIV)
How do we train our neurons to fire with God-thoughts? The Word of God is the only way to feed our brain cells with Truth. As we study the Bible, our neurons are programmed to discharge in Godly patterns. These new thought patterns tell us to love God and serve others. With continued training and prayer, this neuronal fire is transferred from our synapses to our heart. When our hearts ignite with Godly fire, we begin to know the thoughts of God and love pours from our hearts to the hurting and lost world around us. So how about it? Are we ready to begin feeding our neurons with “brain lightning” so that our lives will become a living testimony of the power of Christ’s love and Grace?
You are indeed a teacher tying our bodies (what a gift from the creator) processes to God’s call.
When you hear the words, “My ways are higher then your ways”. you can’t fully understand how high they really are. Have you ever asked God, “Why and how is this going to be beneficial”? Remember when you prayed for something in your younger days that you had to have, like that person, or object to complete your life? Later on though you thank God that he did not grant you the request you sought as it would have been toxic to your life. His thoughts, ways, and love is higher and BETTER then what I have ever thought to plan. In Jeremiah, the Lord states, “For I know the plans that I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. With that kind of reassurance and hope, how can my brain say anything but”COUNT ME IN!!!!!! Have a blessed day
As always, Len, great stuff! I’m always so excited to hear your practical, biblical insights from your studies in science.