In reviewing some of the medical literature, I’ve been impressed with how science is confirming what Christianity already knew, that is, that just as bad thoughts actually harm the mind, thinking good thoughts can have a reparative effect on the mind.
Some of these changes may actually be demonstrable on SPECT scans, according to Dr. Daniel Amen, author of Change Your Brain, Change Your Life.
You don’t have to spend thousands of dollars on a SPECT scan, though. You can try this prescription for free. Did you know you can form a new habit in as little as two weeks? Two weeks of the following prescription should make a noticeable difference. Why not try 5 minutes of this simple exercise before each meal?
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
Romans 12: 1-2 (The Message)
Place Your Life Before God
1-2 So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you.
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