I have been mulling over this particular post all week. It started with a Bible scripture that I could not find. The scripture was committed to memory, but I couldn't remember what book of the Bible to find it in. Dang it! And I really needed it during a discussion on Quantum Physics too. Since first learning about Quantum Physics I have been enthralled by it. I have always said that Quantum Physics is science discovering God! At the very root is the scientific proof that our world is not what we see. It is called Quantum Theory, however, in labs all over the world there is "living" proof that what we see and what actually is, are two very different things (at the atomic level... the core, as it were). Quantum Physicists have also proven that our thoughts are "things", measurable and quantifiable energy that alters at the atomic level. How can that NOT be exciting????!!!!
So I'm in this discussion talking about thought waves changing the world we are experiencing and say, "This can all be found in the Bible." I then easily conjure Proverbs 23:7, "For as a man thinks, so is he" and Matthew 17:20, "....if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you" Verse 21 adds*, "However, this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting." So why is verse 21 so important? Well it's important because brain waves are electromagnetic alpha waves. Yes, think magnet that actually draws atoms... no joke! It has been scientifically proven that meditative prayer (that feeling of zen that is achieved when the body is cleansing and not processing food and then praying in that condition) produces much higher alpha waves.... enough to cause environmental changes. Click here for study results on Tibetan Monks! So cool! Anyone need a mountain moved... I think I'm up for it! Just kidding.
We began talking about Dr. Wayne Dyer's (LOVE HIM!!!) The Power Of Intention as well as Dale Carnegie's The Strangest Secret both touting in essence, "what you think about you bring about". Both Dyer and Carnegie mention that these principals are found in the Bible. But where? Carnegie does recite, "Ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall find, knock and it shall be opened unto you..."(Matthew 7), but there is a verse that I knew summed up the whole process quite clearly and I too couldn't just say, "it's in the Bible." So off I went in search of this scripture that eluded me. EUREKA!!!! 2 Peter 1:3, "His divine power HAS GRANTED to us ALL THINGS that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence." God is a "yes man"! I love it!!! So if it's all been granted, what's left? Us! God says yes to the desires of our heart. I've discovered that God concurs with me on the "what" I desire, but takes full control on the "how" it will go about happening. It is our job to "move the mountain", God never said that he would move it for you, he just said you have the power to do it. He's so amazing! Go ahead Quantum Physicists... keep peeling back the layers.
* Verse 21 was missing from my ESV Study Bible which led to some pretty funny antics as well as some serious soul searching. I WILL be posting a blog on it.
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