In II Samuel, Chapter 11, King David has an affair with a married women. Her name was Bathsheba. A few weeks after the encounter she realizes that she is pregnant.
What does David do when he gets news of her pregnancy?
He begins by summoning her husband, Uriah, from battle. At first glance, it appears that he may confess what he has done. That is not the case.
There has never been a time in history where we know more about the human brain than we do now. There are numerous articles, blog posts and videos scattered all over the Internet. Here are a few of the things that we know about the brain and its effect on our spiritual life:
1. Where focus goes, connections grow. The more we focus on something, the greater our brains connections and expansion on that topic. Colossians 3:2 reminds us, “set your minds on things that are above.” Intentionally commit your mind to God. Ask Him to direct your thought process. In consciously making this commitment, you begin to search for things to help your awareness of God to grow.
2. Lack of sleep inhibits brain function. Most Christians would never consider driving under the influence of alcohol. Driving while sleep deprived, however, has the same effect as on the brain as DUI. Studies tell us that on average we need 8 hours a night. Yours may vary slightly but if you believe you can function effectively on five hours a night, you might be deceiving yourself. Sufficient sleep is not a luxury, rather a necessity.
In 1972 my father began pastoring a church in Woodlawn, Tennessee. I was 3 years old at the time. We had a nice home behind the church where I lived with my parents and two brothers. Those years of my life are filled with fond memories of people who loved us and invested in us. There were also some funny memories that fill my mind.
I grew up in a pastor’s home and spent many years of my life in church. After graduating from High School, I attended a Christian College. For decades, I have heard stories of a God “who can do anything.” He can calm the storm, heal the sick, raise the dead, feed the 5000 and (to top it all off), walk on water, a feat incidentally, which I have NEVER been able to accomplish.