I love it when science proves scripture. Don’t you?
Science says our brains have a delete button. Scripture told us that 2000 years ago.
- And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. (Philippians 4:8, New Living Translation
It turns out, it’s scientific. Wow! I love it when that happens.
Science tells us how. But the Bible already told us how in Philippians 4:8 (above). The answer is pretty simple, though it takes discipline to carry it through. I saw this article on Facebook and followed the link to an article published in Fast Company – a business print and online magazine.
“Your Brain Has A Delete Button—Here’s How To Use It*
BE MINDFUL OF WHAT YOU’RE MINDFUL OF
And in fact, you actually have some control over what your brain decides to delete while you sleep. It’s the synaptic connections you don’t use that get marked for recycling. The ones you do use are the ones that get watered and oxygenated. So be mindful of what you’re thinking about.”
By Judah Pollack and Olivia Fox Cabane (article link below)*
I took these pictures on some of our travels. Just looking at them helps me think about what is lovely and true and pure. I can’t help thinking about our Creator and how much He loves us when I see the glory of His creation. Such variety. Such design and detail. Indescribable.
Scripture always helps. Music helps me, too. The magnitude of God’s creation overwhelms the thoughts I want to forget. But it’s hard and it takes perseverance. God knows that. That’s why the Bible gave us these instructions.
Here are a couple of suggestions:
Louie Giglio, Stars and Whales Singing God’s Praise https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zWKm-LZWm4
Revelation Song, Kari Jobe https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGgX_oqdib4