"Come to Me with a thankful heart, so that you can enjoy My Presence...I can weave miracles into the most mundane day if you keep your focus on Me. Come to Me with all your needs, knowing that My glorious riches are a more-than-adequate supply. Stay in continual communication with me, so that you can live above your circumstances even while you are in the midst of them." (18)
How we perceive a situation makes a HUGE difference in how we will respond and deal with the situation. Research reveals that the hypothalamus region of our brains releases specific neuropeptides in response to specific thoughts we have about what we see and experience. Negative thoughts flood the brain with negative neuropeptides, while positive thoughts wash our minds with positive neuropeptides.
It has been discovered that we can actually become addicted to the neuropeptides we are most often exposed to. Thus, people will manipulate or allow something to happen to get their negative "fix" by intentionally being exposed to or involved with negative people, situations, influences or conversations. They can actually seek to weave mayhem into their daily lives simply because that evokes the destructive neuro-chemical reactions they are use to or hungry for.
God created our hypothalamus and He desires the constructive use of it... responding constructively with positive neuropeptides washing through us. Ephesians 5:26 tells us how speaking God's Word has the power to cleanse us. When we live in thankfulness, "refusing to worry about tomorrow... anticipating abundant blessings (and)... staying in continual communication" with God, we will see Him "weave miracles into the most mundane day."
I believe the miracle of a renewed mind powerfully changes my secret ponderings, my personal perspectives and my ultimate purpose...
To glorify God...dmc