We Are What We Eat, Marilyn Dunston
I’m sure you’ve heard the term “brain food”, such as almonds, avocados, bananas, blackberries, blueberries, cantaloupe, dark chocolate, oranges, peanut butter and, of course, fish. These are foods that stimulate and enhance our health by helping to keep the blood vessels of the brain clear of blockages and thereby allowing nerve cells to function at a higher level. These foods promote physical boosts to our brain but what about our spiritual health? What kind of “brain food” should we eat to meet our spiritual needs?
The Bible in Proverbs 23:7 says, “For as he/she thinks… so he/she is.” In other words, the things that we think about make us who we are and these things will be exhibited in our actions. Thoughts turn into actions. In order to have a healthy spiritual brain, we must feed it with things that are noble, just, pure, of good report, the best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse. (Philippians 4:8).” We must nurture a thankful mind and be grateful for what we have and not focus on what we don’t have. Christian author and speaker Joyce Meyer’s best-selling book “Battlefield of the Mind” states that we should be cognizant of what we are thinking and be aware of the things we allow our minds to consume. We should spend time on a regular basis examining what we spiritually feed our brains.
So, when we’re enhancing our physical brain with a nice bowl of fresh blackberries, blueberries and strawberries, in lieu of a slice of double fudge cake, let us not neglect our spiritual brain by feeding it unhealthy things like worry, anxiety, anger, unforgiveness, doubt or fear [False Evidence Appearing Real]. The healthiest women have a well-balanced physical and spiritual brain food diet. We can be transformed by the renewing of our physical and spiritual minds.
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