Creator God and Neuroscience
How they can Bless You
Our brain learns from
positive and negative experiences and it stores them in long lasting
neural pathways. Neurons
are nerve cells that make pathways in our brain.
We need to observe
negative reactions and work with them, replacing them with something
positive: picture yourself
in a garden pulling out weeds and planting flowers. In this way you
can replace negative experiences with positive, that results in
making new neural pathways in your brain – the storehouse of
good and not so good – that makes for a happier person because you
are living with a brain that is kinder to you. You are
beginning to have different thought associations and inner strengths,
and gradually as a result of this (the decisions you make to weed out
the negative and replace it with something positive) you find
yourself reacting differently_ proactive at least until you have
more strengths to draw on.
It used to be thought that
we could not change pathways in the brain but Neuroscientists have
now discovered that you can because our brain is 'neoplastic'
and can be reshaped day by day, hour by hour through exposure
to positive experiences and kinder thoughts by thinking, hearing and
speaking thoughts of Love, Peace and Happiness.....anticipating
hopeful outcomes instead of
sad ones. For this, we
place our faith and trust in our Creator God_ the Author of all that
is Good to make His Goodness abound toward us in different ways such
as circumstance, inter-relations, new acquaintence, interventions and
For these to occur, we
need to open our expectations to Him in a simple but positive way,
expecting that He will move in this way in our hearts and
His Word tells me that
“all things work together for Good to those who love Him and are
called to His purpose” or you could say that in a new found
relationship where you find yourself loving Him AND being loved by
Him, you start to experience a sense of purpose in your life that is
taking you somewhere and that He has Good Plans for your life rather
than one of harship and frustration;
bleak and sad; boring and
meaningless......that He can turn our lives into a fruitful
vine instead of barren or bearing little fruit.
Yes, He calls and invites
us to live fruitful lives, fulfilling in some way. This is His
purpose for us_ to manifest His Goodness to us and Faithfulness in a
consistent way. And with the Vinedresser's personal attention –
welcomed and invited – He can make us into a delight to
As a result of this, we
can be sought after, not forsaken. Our company can be welcomed by
others_ at least by Him while this work is taking place.
This is a restorative
work experienced by many who find Jesus as their personal Savior,
did years ago_ my heart
and mind and life look on a transformation; new meaning in life; an
expression of His Love, Peace and Joy. This all took place because I
was drawn by His Presence and attracted to it on a daily basis. I was
also drawn to His Words, reading them each day – sometimes in the
sunshine – and they became real to me because His Spirit was
now living inside of me. I found the Secret
to Life , and it became inviting to me each new day.
Blessings were unfolding
as I felt within myself an inner witness, that I was a child of a
Heavenly Father who cared for me. I experienced a new freedom,
living in this awareness and my acquaintence with Him. He is our BEST
Blessing on this earth_ Believe me!
We were created with an
ability to choose, we shall refer to as the Power of Choice –
and with this ability, we can change negative experiences into good
ones by seeing something good that can come out of them OR
programming our minds to think of something good in place of them –
we shall refer to as the Principle of Displacement.
Again, picture your mind
as a Castle with a moat of water around it_ the water keeps going in
the direction of this moat. It could be positive or negative; happy
or sad; meaningful or meaningless.
The water could be
lifeless, so to speak – bringing you little happiness or not much
purpose – making you feel discontent of unfulfilled. But if you dig
a new channel in that moat, the water can flow in a new direction
By making this necessary
decision, you can change the atmosphere of this garden, this
You can determine your
outcome in life instead of settling for things and letting life go by
Yes, you might not be able
to help the past – what it has brought you – but now you are
(with this knowledge) you
can determine it's outcome, with your Creator God to help you.
This is an ongoing
progress on a daily basis. It is more meaningful than
Life Coaching but requires commitment and participation on your part.
Why should it be less than you would be prepared to give Life
Coaching or an Exercise and Nutrition program? Surely God is worth
it, surely you are worth it? Yes, commitment brings progress_ the
more consistent you are, the more
rewarding your efforts.
Why do so many people
become Christians and leave it there? Because His Word says things
like “as you have received Him (into your lives) so walk in Him”
the Peace, the Joy, the Love......
and to be “transformed
by the renewing of your mind, so you can know His Good and Perfect
will” regarding you. So there is still a renewing of the mind to
take place_ from some sad thoughts to glad thoughts; things you've
been taught negatively that He can replace positively with your
participation, because our brain is actually shaped by what we think
on a daily basis_ the
materials we give it from
the world: our daily associations and relations.....and what we give
it from His Words and His Presence: bringing Life and Peace, Joy and
Comfort_ pertaining to His Love and Grace, a sure solace through our
days on this earth.
Yes, this is His GOOD and
PERFECT Will, for us to have a happy and satisfying life_ to ENJOY it
with Him and others. Truly He is the Best Companion and He
Cares for us and those we love.
Yes, He desires to bring
Good things our way on a daily basis and for us to Enjoy the Goodness
of our Creator God that is evident in all the lovely things He made in
May I say here to
Christians that it is good to have a desire to please Him – that
comes naturally with a relationship – but sometimes we seek to do
this in a negative sense that we must do 'this and that'
rather than simply entering in and enjoying Him like when we
found Him. That's why He says to us “as you have received Him
(continue to) walk in Him”. That is His greatest pleasure (spending time in His
Presence enjoying Him) this experience inspires us in more positive
ways anyway. He is not a God of negative energies (encouraging them)
but of positive energies. That's why He can say to
us “Delight yourself in Me and I will give you the desires of your
heart”…...yes and that's why
Jesus said words like “So your Joy may be Full”.
Sad to say, when you add
religious mindsets to a Christian walk, it can distort the true
intentions of His Word and make it a drudgery. Hence the saying
“religion is to be endured but Jesus is to be enjoyed”
We can feed our minds with
the good things that we want from them_ pertaining to Love, Joy,
Peace and Hope_ plant them all there and watch them grow! This
will pay dividends_ you will thrive instead of survive.
I introduced a Creator God
into this article because those things discovered by Neuroscientists
now are best when practiced with the One who created them and He is a
24/7 companion, the best of friends. You can relate personally with
Him.....the more you do the richer it grows and your life will
reflect the fruit of it.
Our minds need some
discipline to go where we want them to go. They will serve us well if
we give them Good Imput on a consistent basis.
Just now, Neuroscience is
discovering some of the reality and principles that have been in
God's Word long ago. This is the prosperity of the soul (mind and
emotions) that He speaks about in His Word. Along with a personal
relationship with Him, this is what He desires above all
for you_ seeing you happy
and well, seeing you prosper in those things that are most
important in life.
Someone in New Age said to
me once that she was going to a coarse on Peace and Forgiveness.
My concerned reply was
“why don't you go to the Author of Peace and Forgiveness, it won't
cost you all that money and it's so simple”. She said it had
nothing to do with Him.....I think that
is so very sad because
everything He has given me is FREE and it stays with me for LIFE.
All I need to do is Keep
my Eyes on Him. How does that sound to you?
He will be with you in
this Venture if you want Him to be. Contrary to religious folks, He
does not impose Himself on anyone. He is not pushy, I am so sorry
that He is misrepresented so often. And the very people who do this
are sadly lacking something – that's why many get the impression
“that's not healthy”. Our inner feelings are “sacred” so to
speak, and that's where He steps into our lives – in the sanctuary
of our hearts. That's when the divine exchange takes place and
He becomes our Dwelling Place, His Presence our Sanctuary where we
find Rest for our souls even when working at something like the Power
of Choice and the Principle of Displacement.
AND GUESS WHAT? GOOD NEWS: IT HAS NOW BEEN DISCOVERED BY NEUROSCIENTISTS THAT EVERY MORNING WE WAKE UP, THERE ARE NEW BABY BRAIN CELLS THAT HAVE GENERATED OVERNIGHT DURING OUR SLEEP.
THIS IS GREAT, BECAUSE IF WE LOOK AFTER THEM WITH GOOD THOUGHTS; HEALTHY THOUGHTS AND ACTIVITIES_ THEY WILL IN TURN, LOOK AFTER US BY BRINGING PLEASANT THOUGHTS TO MIND and WE CAN GRADUALLY REPLACE THE NEGATIVE CELLS WITH POSITIVE ONES AS THEY ARE SPENT.
NO WONDER HE TELLS US THAT "HIS MERCIES ARE NEW EVERY MORNING"
BECAUSE EACH DAY WHEN THE SUN RISES, THE BIRDS START TO SING AND THE FLOWERS BEGIN
TO OPEN_ THESE NEW BABY BRAIN CELLS ARE ON OUR SIDE TO WELCOME
TOWARDS A NEW LEASE ON LIFE. REMEMBER TO NURCHURE THEM.
Rest assured, that His
ways are sound and beneficial. He is a Sure Foundation
for you to start
with.....His Words give you a solid basis for all true discoveries
and your life will no longer be built on shifting sand – as the
song says – because Jesus said so.
I hope that you have
enjoyed this article. All the best to you!
PS: Jesus did not come to make us religious but to give us LIFE!