May 12 – Brain Fitness

There is much talk today about “brain fitness.” Doctors tell us that our brains don’t grow old from working too hard, but rather from lack of exercise. Mindless hours in front of TV, avoiding mental stimulation can result in shrinking of the mind’s capacity. So they recommend thoughtful reading, rational thinking, intelligent analysis and conversation. And we should add another dimension- God’s Word, the Bible gives some excellent advice. Timothy urged, “Study (that is exert yourself mentally) to show yourself approved unto God. “Paul also put in his contribution, writing, “set your mind on things above, not on earthly things.” When we learn about the God who made our brains, He has promised that He will renew our minds so that we no longer need to conform to the pattern of this world, but can be transformed by His power.” That’s because, as the writer of Hebrews says, “ The Word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two- edged sword…and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”

Pastor Alex Rockwell
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