Friday, September 30, 2011

You Were Made For Love, By Love~God Is Love!

You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother's womb. Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous-how well I know it.  You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion, as I was woven together in the dark of the womb.  You saw me before I was born.  Every day of my life was recorded in Your book.  Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed...Psalm 139:14-16 NLT

God our Father, Who is Love, designed us, forming us in our Mother's womb; making us in His image and likeness. He created our brain, designing it to receive positive, affirming, faith-based, and loving words, as we were being formed in our mother's womb.  Love is the most natural thing for us to yield to and to receive; and to be an expression of that love, Storge Love! Though there are four kinds of love; this love is communicated through the five senses  (seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting and touching).  From the time of conception, as we form, on the day of birth and throughout our life, we were made for love: healthy, sensory input, such as loving affectionate speech, touch, sounds, pleasant aromas, and visions.  We were simply not created to process fear; it is something learned. Therefore fear must make its own place to light.

Neuro-Scientist, Dr. Caroline Leaf says, "Thoughts affect us negatively or positively.  We can choose whichever one we want through our free will.  A thought is a real thing. Thoughts are like trees.  Good thoughts form like trees in our brain.  A negative thought is a toxic thought; they look like thorns. Stored in our brain is free will that we control; the ability to choose to overcome the toxic ones."  Children suffer from the effects of character disorders due to a lack of loving affection and have very little affection for others due to a lack of bonding.  Inappropriate touch is as damaging as a lack of touch; and either one affects our immune system, self-esteem, intelligence and simply how we function…from Dr. James W. Prescott
Thoughts can affect us electrically, chemically and neurologically.  There are fear based emotions; which are all negative thoughts, fearful thoughts, un-forgiveness, anxiety and the like. There are also faith based emotions, such as joy, loving affirmation and acceptance and others, which are positive; we were designed to receive these as our makeup. Our body was designed for faith-based words, thoughts, emotions, chemically, electrically and neurologically. Yet both enter our brain the same way.
They are processed through the five senses, and the contact, through external to internal world. They enter a doorway to the brain through, somewhat like, a central relay station and into the place where chemicals are stored. Scientists call this area a forest, because they look similar to trees.  Branches are formed by the words taken in.  The brain performs 400 billion actions per second and we are conscious of only 2,000. 
All that happens to us, from conception to today are stored there, in these trees, inside our brain. It is a forest of memories.  Information flows through them and random thoughts will sometimes appear, and we wonder where they come from; from these studies, now we know! Incoming info is looking for something similar to join the others.

The Neuron Forest of a Healthy Brain,
Designed by God, for Faith-Based Thoughts

A negative thought comes in and attaches itself to the branch, where other negative/toxic thoughts have clung; creating a cluster of thorns, then the wrong chemical is secreted.  These thoughts are not only more memory but carry an emotion, with each one.

 A point at the brain that says, 'I choose,' which God has created in man, is a checking point in the free will to choose to accept or reject the thought.  (Take captive the thoughts that come and this is down to the level of the DNA, nerve cells etc.) This is all connected to a link to the heart….a mini-brain of the heart, with 40,000 neurons or the mind of the spirit-our conscious; an integrity that checks and advises you. If we do not take heed to it, our heart does not function as it should-disease and the like can come and we are now out of kilter. 
Free will has been identified as a physical structure in the brain.   An adult brain contains about 100 billion nerve cells, or neurons, with branches that connect at more than 100 trillion points.
A battle will rage at the free choice location.  The more we feed the negative and thorns grow, the more it dominates. The more the positive, faith based thoughts enter, hot energy is produced for our good. With the heart, man believes; and what we believe, we will live out.  
Deuteronomy 30:11 and 15 This command I am giving you today is not too difficult for you to understand, and it is not beyond your reach.  v.15...I set before you today, life and death! 

Thorns Created in the Neuron Forest,
By Negative and Fear-Based Thoughts
(As shown by Dr. Caroline Leaf)

Every thought releases chemicals and can change the circuitry.  Toxic thoughts change the status of the brain and release pockets of chemicals that are stored in what looks like thorns; every time we revisit the toxic thoughts.  Toxic thoughts change the shape of the cell wall causing openings for cells that contain disease; this flows through the body and makes us sick.  This goes to the heart first into the blood stream.  These chemicals flow into a direct path into the heart and affect the immune system.  Stress is caused by the thorns in the brain.  Stress is the body’s reaction to the negative thoughts.   And 87% to 93 % of current physical problems/illnesses (mental, emotional, and physical) come from a negative thought life; and the other 7 % to 13 % to diet, genetics, and environment! Big ones and small ones/symptoms are real. 

Renewing the mind in the Word breaks the thorn free, removing it in the brain. For example: Laughter does good like a medicine and a cheery mind works healing...Proverbs 17:22 Amplified

And how very lovely to know that there is no fear in love, and perfect love casts out ALL fear; as designed by God! 

 Within four days, the circuitry of the brain can change. Eph. 4:23 Be renewed in the spirit of your mind…. Romans 12:2 Be transformed by the renewing of your mind.  
It takes four days to take the thorns out and 21 days to establish memory without the thorns and replace positive memories over old ones. Repentance through forgiveness is often necessary. When we stop holding onto pain, releasing free will to forgive, thorns leave and faith based emotions will cause thorns to go and rebuild over old ones. Yay God! He took care of everything.  He built within us the release needed to live a life more abundant! 
The greatest thoughts are His thoughts towards us every day; for His thoughts towards us are more than the number of the grains of sand on the seashore.
There are also thirteen steps that Dr. Leaf gives to detoxify our brain, such as reading/studying the Word of God, exercise, laughter, healthy eating, and even dreaming. I have added one, making it fourteen: abiding in the presence of God; some call soaking! 
'Genes do not cause behavior; yes, they might give us certain tendencies to behave one way or another, but they do not have final say.  In many ways, we have the opportunity to choose who we're going to be.  It's not completely out of our control.'...Dr. Caroline Leaf

One example for this, comes from a very well-known story from the Bible, in the life of Jabez, found in 1Chronicles 4:9-10.  His mother named him Jabez, which means pain; and he chose to not live his life causing himself or others pain. 
Proverbs 16:3...Commit your works to the Lord and your thoughts shall be established. And in the Amplified...Roll your works upon the Lord, commit and trust them wholly to Him, and He will cause your thoughts to become agreeable to His will, and so shall your plans be established and succeed.  

Jan Bedell of Little Giant Steps, was given the audio of Father's Love Letter to play over children with developmental difficulties, such as ADD, ADHD, Dyslexia and Autism.  The love of God for them is stimulating the brain, promoting dendrites to grow. (Dendrites are nerve endings) Love is changing them physiologically. He quiets us with His love...Zephaniah 3:17 Taken from an email sent to us and to Barry Adams, writer of Father's Love Letter  

Who Switched Off My Brain is an excellent resource and book written by Dr. Caroline Leaf. She is a Neuro-Scientist that has studied the brain for more than 25 years and offers practical advice on how to control toxic thoughts, from conception and its path to maturity; and teaches you how to live a healthy life with a peaceful, joy-filled life. There are many interesting facts as well, that will encourage and enlighten you. She also has other books and material to educate and help with everyday living, with a Christian perspective.

The following link is another one of many stories on the communication of love through the five senses, which awaken us to life.  Twins were born, one died, and loving touch, sound, taste, and smell brought him back to life, confirming that we were created for love!

The images of the brain above, along with gathered information on the brain are used by 

Genesis 1:27, Deut. 30:19, Hosea 4:6, Psalm 51:6, 139:14-18, Prov. 18:21, 23:7, Isaiah 7:15, Zephaniah 3:17, Romans 10:10, 12:2, 2Cor.10:5, Eph. 4:15,17-32, Philippians 3:13, 4:6-8, Hebrews 8:10, James 2:20, 1 John 4:18

By Deborah Fisher, Hot Pursuit Ministries Intl.

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