Complete In Christ Moment: “Don’t Harden Your Heart!”

One of the functions of the reticular activating system (RAS)  of the brain is to bring conscious awareness and attention to those things that are important to you.  For instance, if your behavior repeatedly indicates that a certain sound means that your infant needs your immediate attention, your brain will “make a note of it”, and that sound will get your full attention, even if you are in a deep sleep.  If, however, you repeatedly decide that you don’t need to get up until the third ring of your alarm clock, you will remain drowsy and hit the snooze button for the first two rings.  As Christians, we can apply this physical function to help us in our walk with God.  If we repeatedly fail to respond to the Holy Spirit speaking gently and prompting us in your hearts, then we will eventually ignore His attempts to lead and direct our lives. The Bible calls this hardness of heart and puts it this way: “Again, he limiteth a certain day, saying in David, To day, after so long a time; as it is said, Today if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts” (Hebrews 4:7 KJV).  Pray and ask God to help you to listen and pay attention to Him. Here are a couple of other scriptures that will help you to become more sensitive to God: Psalm 95:8; Hebrews 3:8 & 15.  Let your brain help you today! 🙂. God wants to lead and guide you, but you must choose to “hearken” (pay attention to) His voice. This requires putting your faith into action. Have you ever recognized this principle at work in a positive or a negative way in your own life? What were the results?

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