I will start this blog post with this will be my last entry for the time being. I started my blogging as a form of therapy. I was recovering from a years worth of very intensive therapy including 6 months of EMDR. My brain was all over the place. I was struggling in a number of ways health wise. I am happy to say that my health seems to have significantly improved over the past 4 months. I have always been very shy about sharing my thought with anyone outside of people close to me. Similarly I have little confidence. Thus this blog has been a bit of a dumping zone for me and a place I could share my thought thus overcome some of my fears. I have to say it has been a rewarding exercise. It has been helpful to me most of all but also nice to have the support of so many of my family and friends.
So as a end to this season and the hope of a new one to come, I will leave you these last thoughts.
I find the human brain fascinating. It is like a magnificent computer. God’s creation is just incredible. And just like a computer can get a virus so can our brains. I would like to think of the ears and the eyes as the doorways to our brains. It is through what we see and hear that our brains are exposed to viruses. The younger the brain the more vulnerable to infection. So much of our health is tied to the brain. For the whole bodies stress response is tied to the brain. Thus we need to be protecting our brains from viruses.
The entertainment we watch, the music we listen to, the people in our lives that tell us information. All this sensory input can either be medicine or a virus. God’s truth is medicine. It is the cure for our deprived thoughts and sick brains. On the other hand, things that are inducing false thinking, unholy things and leading to sinful thinking are like a virus.
Some of us are more sensitive to viruses than others. Some of our brains do not have defense mechanisms or have been weakened in some way. In these instances it is incredible important to expose the brain to God’s medicine rather than defiled things. I personally have multiple mental disabilities. My brain is extremely sensitive. It is highly vulnerable. Especially when I am during or recently recovering from an episode. But even when healthy I have to work to protect my brain. I do this by being carful with the things I watch and the things I listen to. Similar I have to be carful to guard my mind from listening to people who are not feeding me God’s words rather human rubbish.
We all struggle with these issues for our world is full of eye candy and ear deserts that look and sound tasty but will only induce a virus into your brain. So be careful to take that candy or desert because it may taste good but it will defile your temple. Ask God to give you wisdom and help you avoid things that are not healthy for you. Ask God to help you protect your brain. May God wrap his faithful hands around each of our brains bringing healing to our bodies and may his spirit protect our thoughts from all unrighteousness. Amen.