THE ADAPTIVE BRAIN OF A DISCIPLE


If you believe that God is wise and true, how do you involve God in your thoughts? King Solomon said,



Proverbs 21: (NCV)
The Lord can control a king’s mind as he controls a river; 
he can direct it as he pleases.
You may believe you are doing right, but the Lord judges your reasons.


I assume that the king’s mind in this instance is subject to God as the Supreme Teacher. When a mind will approach God as the source of truth and wisdom, God can give good direction. Like a good teacher, the beliefs of the student must be tested and challenged to verify his/her reasoning ability.

To be a disciple of Jesus, you will require the neuroplasticity God gave you. There needs to be an imprinting of neural pathways that establish the truth of loving God—to love God with all your mind.

As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives.[1]

When you are willing to receive direction (new ways of thinking), God can bring better control into your life.




[1] Wilfred Arlan Peterson, The Art of Living, Day by Day: Three Hundred and Sixty-five Thoughts, Ideas, Ideals, Experiences, Adventures, Inspirations, to Enrich Your Life (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1972) p. 77

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