Genesis 1:1-2 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.
6 Day Creation
DNA “The most efficient information storage in the world”
The Brain: New Frontier in Biology
“A typical brain contains 100 billion cells – as numerous as the stars in the Milky Way galaxy. And each cell is linked by synapses to as many as 100,000 other cells. The synapses between cells are awash in hormones and neurotransmitters that modulate the transmission of signals, and the synapses constantly form and dissolve, weaken and strengthen in response to new experiences.” John Horgan – Discovery
“Asked to name the most exotic thing in the universe, most of us would mention either the very large black holes or the very small particles like quarks. But the most incredible structure in the entire universe may be what is sitting behind our eyeballs. Inside our heads is the most complex and sophisticated device in the universe.” – Greg Peterson
Fast Brain: emotional, reactive
“An emotion can pass from person to person silently, without anyone consciously noticing, because the circuitry for this contagion lies in the low road.”
Slow Brain: rational, seeks understanding
Fast track changes toward Loving Attachments
1 Thessalonians 1:4-5 For we know, brothers and sisters loved by God, that he has chosen you, because our gospel came to you not simply with words but also with power, with the Holy Spirit and deep conviction. You know how we lived among you for your sake. You became imitators of us and of the Lord
1 Peter 1:8-9 Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy
The person or people we form attachments with, shape our fast track brain
How do we change our attachments or grow in them?
“Building joy is the strongest predictor of mental health across a lifespan” – Jim Wilder
Numbers 6:24-25 The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you