Oh To Be Wise Meditations
Neuroplasticity. It was believed for hundreds of years that we inherited all our intelligence from our parents. We now know this is false. We only inherit 50 percent, the other 50 percent is developmental; how rich and stimulating our environment is as infants and small children. Reading this book called Smarter Next Year, it says until maybe thirty years ago it was believed that by age 8 or 9 our intelligence was fixed because it was hardwired. It would remain the same until our senior years when it would begin to decline. But all that changed 30 years ago with the discovery of Neuroplasticity. Your brain, including all of your cognitive strengths and weaknesses, is changeable. Science has a way of showing Gods redemptive power. Even in the most complex of sciences Gods mercy and grace their. I think about the verse Romans 12:1 Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. As we offer our body and mind to the LORD He will renew and transform us. Obviously in the next life we will have new redeem bodies like Christ, as well as healing in the now. But think about our minds that have been through generations transformed to this world. 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. That's why I love this field of study of Neuroplasticity. Where if we do things to strengthen our minds we can reverse a lot of generational curses and mindsets. What I am trying to say is that if our minds are stayed on Christ will we not be transformed into his image? Yes, literally our brains are renewed as Jesus changes our thinking, our way of life. I find it amazing that we don't have to live in the past where sin and death reigned. No, we have this spiritual neuroplasticity that is working in our hearts and minds showing how to live righteously before our God.
Meditate Eph. 4:23-24