Weighs 3 pounds 10 billion neurons communicating through 10 trillion synaptic connections between axons and dendrites of the neurons. 1mil bits of info, but only conscious of 5-6. You can think the equivalent of 1300 wpm, but a person can only speak 150 wpm. Consumes 20% of body energy Processes information, thinking, reasoning, feeling, planning, etc. Life ReconstructionOne Thought at a TimeThe Brain
Romans 12:1-2 • “Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God-this is your spiritual act of worship. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is-his good, pleasing and perfect will.”
Life ReconstructionOne Thought at a Time • “Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” Romans 12:2 • “You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness. Ephesians 4:22-24 • Church at Carbondale, a fun place to get serious with God where people are developing a life-transformingrelationship with Jesus Christ.
Life ReconstructionOne Thought at a Time • Everything you do, every decision you make, all your feelings, in fact, who you are begins as a thought! • “You’re not who you think you are, you are what you think.” • (My thoughts are private so it doesn’t matter what I think. It’s not hurting anyone.)
Life ReconstructionOne Thought at a Time • While it’s difficult to change a life style or even a habit, you can control one thought at a time. • To change your life, change your thinking. • Thoughts flow through the funnel of our conscious mind, one at a time. • You can control one thought at a time. • “Control your thoughts or your thoughts will control you.”
Life ReconstructionOne Thought at a Time • A person is always thinking, this ‘self-talk’ is a continuous flow of mental commentary of a person’s life. • We don’t think like seeing words on a page. We ‘hear’ our thoughts. We ‘see’ our thoughts like a movie. • Our thoughts, both what we ‘hear’ and what we ‘see’ are charged with emotion.
Life ReconstructionOne Thought at a Time • When you imagine yourself doing something it arouses the same emotions as if your were actually doing it and can register as having actually done it on a subconscious level. • Repeatedly envisioning yourself doing something ingrains it in your brain and can affect your behavior, positively or negatively.
Life ReconstructionOne Thought at a Time • Begin to pay attention to what you are thinking. • Use the standard of God’s word to judge their content and intention. (2 Corinthians 10:3-5) • Critically analyze the content of each suspect thought. • Reject damaging thoughts, especially pleasant ones! Install the truth.
Life ReconstructionOne Thought at a Time “Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” Romans 12:2 • You are going to be thinking. • Your thoughts will greatly determine the direction and quality of your life. • The amount of energy you put into analyzing and controlling your thoughts will be the same amount of energy you would be utilizing suffering and recovering from the damage of your present manner of thinking.