Mind What You're Doing!
Steve N. Wagers
1 Peter 1:13; Romans 12:2; Philippians 4:8
May 25, 2005
1. The Preparation of the Mind!
A. An Unhindered Readiness!
B. An Unrestricted Removal!
2. The Transformation of the Mind!
A. The Process of the Transformed Mind!
B. The Purpose of the Transformed Mind!
3. The Concentration of the Mind!
A. Those Thoughts which Reflect the Person of Christ!
B. Those Thoughts which Receive the Praise of Christ!
* A June 1999 story in the Wall Street Journal said that HMO's reported that as much as 70 percent of all visits to a primary care physician are for a psychosomatic illness, a disorder that involves both mind and body.
* According to Dr. David Sobel, a primary care physician and author of the highly respected "Mind-Body Health Newsletter," only 16 percent of people who visit their physician for common maladies like nausea, headache and stomach upset are diagnosed with a physical, organic cause. That means that a whopping 84% are suffering from an illness that originated in their mind. Dr. Sobel concludes that a vast majority of people literally "think their way to sickness."
* Ralph Waldo Emerson said, "Your own mind is a sacred enclosure into which nothing harmful can enter except by your permission."
* Dr. Wayne Dyer writes that "all of our behavior results from the thoughts that preceded it....so the thing to work on is not your behavior, but the thing that caused your behavior, your thoughts." In his book, "Your Winner's Image," Bob Proctor writes:
"Thinking creates an image.
Images control feelings.
Feelings cause actions.
Actions create results."
* An article in IBM's Think Magazine suggested that certain selected patterns of the information are fixed, or frozen into permanent records among intricate nerve-cell networks, and are stored with amazing compactness. It is estimated that the brain can hold enough data to fill several million books.
* The mind controls literall ...
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