Scripture #5

Updated: May 18, 2019

Science is discovering more and more what Scripture has already told us--that we can renew our minds. That we can choose what to think. That we can take every thought captive and make it obedient to Christ.

I recently read a fascinating book called "Switch on Your Brain" by Caroline Leaf. She is a Christian and a scientist, and her book does an incredible job of showing us how we can change the way we think. This is such a Biblical concept, and she refers several times in her book to the power of knowing and memorizing Scripture in this process. Take a minute to read the quote below (it's a little mind-boggling and scientific, but so cool!):

“I love quantum physics, but the quantum physics principle that really caught my attention is called the Quantum Zeno Effect (QZE). QZE is the repeated effort that causes learning to take place. When you go over and over something, reading it, thinking about it, writing it down, and then repeating this process, you deepen your knowledge and understanding, direct your attention, and grow nerve cells. The neurons in your brain line up and fire together because you are firing synapses over and over, which causes genetic expression to happen and makes the synapses and proteins stronger. The changes in your brain caused by this deep, repeated, intellectually targeted focus can be seen with brain imaging techniques. Basically, the QZE stipulates that your brain becomes what you focus on and how you focus.”

Isn't that amazing? When we go over God's Word again and again--reading it, thinking about it, writing it down, and repeating this process--we are actually changing how we think! Our brain becomes what we focus on.

Memorizing God's Word literally changes our brains, which affects our mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual health. I was so encouraged and excited reading this book and connecting it with our Scripture memorization challenge!

Comment below with the next Scripture you're memorizing! If you need any Scripture ideas, check out the first 3 Scripture memorization posts on the blog for lots of suggestions. Keep on filling your mind with God's Word + truth. It is changing you from the inside out.




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