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Smart Brain

“And be not conformed to this world; but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God”.  Romans 12:2

The human brain is the most complex arrangement of matter in the universe, and modern brain research is adding to this wonder.

But medical researchers are learning that if the part of the brain that controls your left hand, for example, is damaged beyond repair, other parts of the brain will take over for the injured part.  This doesn’t always happen automatically.  However, it takes effort on your part.  If you don’t use the hand, the brain won’t work very hard to re-assign its function to another part of the brain.  It also works the other way.  Even if the brain isn’t damaged, failure to use your left arm will result in shrinkage of the brain area that controls it.  so, pianists, for example, will have a growth in the area of the brain controlling their skills if they practice.

These discoveries fill us with more wonder over the incredible abilities of the brain.  But they also tell us something about ourselves.  We are not, as many think, locked into certain bad habits or sins.  We are learning that the transformation of our minds by God’s power is not only something that happens spiritually — physical changes take place in our brains as a result of our behavior.  Is your mind being transformed by the power of God, or is it being conformed to the world?

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Wasn’t It Smart Of God To:

Make the palms of our hands flat so we can write notes to ourselves on them — and give us the ability to fold our hands when we don’t want anyone to know what we wrote.

Design the human brain to triple in weight between birth and adulthood — but wrinkle as it grows so it will fit inside our skulls.  (Speaking of brain wrinkles, if you removed your brain and flattened it with an iron it would cover an extra large ironing board — but that would really hurt!)

Make 300 million cells die in the human body every minute.  (Many preachers wish God would do the same for cell phones during sermons!)

Create a world that contains more chickens that humans — and then make us big enough so we won’t get eaten by them.

Give the alligator 2,000 to 3,000 teeth during its lifetime so we won’t complain about having to floss our measly 32.

What are you grateful for today?  Make sure you take every opportunity to laugh at yourself and love God!

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