The Bible tells us: “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.” Philippians 4:6 Thanksgiving or gratitude is one of the keys to answered prayer. Now science tells us it is also one of the keys to brain health. Anxiety and worry actually harm our brain. Dr. Daniel Amen has done SPECT Scans of the brain under various influences, drugs, alcohol, stress, and pornographic addiction and discovered that sin affects our brains function. The bumps and places that do not fill in indicate low or diminished brain activity. This photo shows a brain affected before cultivating or thinking about gratitude.
The mind who is set upon things above. The one who learns to cast all his cares upon the LORD, finds peace in the midst of uncertain circumstances. How do I hold my heart when I am contending for God’s promises? I develop a heart of gratitude by focusing on what the LORD has done for me, what He is doing for me, and that which I am asking, seeking, knocking and waiting for, I bring with a thankful heart to HIM in prayer. Gratitude in fact makes you and I smarter. While ingratitude, worry, and anxiety rob us. The LORD knows as a man thinks in his heart, so is he. Cultivate a thankful heart and beholding the goodness of the LORD transforms us. 2 Corinthians 3:18 “ But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as from the Lord, the Spirit.” Cultivate gratitude! Jesus gave thanks and then multiplied the loaves and fishes! Visit www.brainplace.com