MIND OVER MATTER—Two Potters and One Piece of Lumpy Clay
“Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus”. (Philippians 2:5).
“And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind”. (Romans 12:2).
“As a man thinks in his heart, so is he”. (Proverbs 23:7).
“Finally brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things”. (Philippians 4:8).
“A merry heart does good like a medicine, but a broken spirit dries the bones”. (Proverbs 17:22).
Did you know that your mind controls your brain and not the other way around? Your brain is neuroplastic, that is, it can be changed and molded—it has a plasticity factor. Invariably, you get to be your own your own potter with this piece of clay that God has given you, full of centers of control to drive action. This piece of awesome clay, the brain, reacts to positive and negative thoughts which reside deep in your non-conscious then surface when there is a stimulus generated through the five senses. Focused daily meditation allows for reflection and reorganization. Good healthy thoughts, once formed into habit, become a powerful force that can crowd out bad, positive thoughts.
The good news is that you’re not out there alone in your pottery struggle. There’s a Master Potter present and available, but you’ve got to truly keep connected to Him frequently and deeply, for He is the source of good thoughts.
Of course, there’s another potter too, and he’s got his own plan of negative thoughts. There is a battle between the two potters for your clay, and you get to make some choices, through some thoughts and commitments. The Sabbath, created for man, is a powerful reflective antidote and tool of opportunity that helps to re-focus a brain that works 24/7, even in our sleep, so that we can be transformed and not conformed.
Push up your plasticity—mind controls matter, and choose the Master Potter as the origin and source of all thoughts, for it will make you healthier in body, mind and spirit. Let us join Tramaine Hawkins in “The Potter’s House” and get our thoughts back on track 24/7. If you’ve got any broken thoughts anywhere, it’s an early opportunity to mend in the Potter’s house.