It’s All In Your Head

It’s All In Your Head

Text:  Romans 8:5-6

5 For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit. 6 To set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace.

This Sunday we will be looking specifically at the phrase “…set their minds on the things of the Spirit.”  What on earth does that mean?  To help us answer that, we will be leaning on some cognitive research that was done at the University of Chicago.  As much as we would like to think that we can multi-task, we can’t.  Think of our brain as having an exit wire, through which come all our thoughts.  We can think very rapidly, but only one thought at a time comes through that wire.

This insight has implications for how we think and pray.  It also can help us when we wake up in the middle of the night and our brain is racing from one subject to another and accomplishing nothing.  Don’t be like the woman who told me, “My therapist said that I overthink everything, and that has given me a lot to think about!”

—Paul