Headspace, Recognizing the power of our minds.

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Even though your brain makes up only about 2 percent of your body’s weight (about three pounds), it uses 20 to 30 percent of the calories you take in, as well as 20 percent or more of the oxygen and blood flow in your body. The brain uses its approximately 86 billion neurons, which fire 18 trillion times a second, to perceive and analyze incoming data; decide what, if anything, to do about it; and then execute your responses.

For many years researchers were convinced that the brain controlled the mind. Simply put, that your brain is a static organ and all of your rational choices we a product of that organ’s random firings. Today we realize nothing could be farther from the truth. Over the past several decades’ research has shown time and time again that our minds can be constantly reshaped by the thoughts and attitudes we conscientiously choose to feed it.

While this might be groundbreaking news in the research community scripture has long supported this view. In the famous passage written by Paul in Romans 12, Paul lays out a very specific process.  Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.

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Paul is challenging the readers to recognize the need for change, change the input, and you will change the thought process. This Sunday we are going to explore what the Bible says about our most precious resource our minds.

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