Romans 12:2b “but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – his good, pleasing and perfect will. (NIV)
But really I had no idea how to do that. In a very concise Scientific way Dr. Leaf explains the process of how our brains take in information. She explains that while we dwell on toxic thoughts our brain is literally not able to function. Even as I write I more clearly see from the verse in Romans 12 that while we dwell on any toxic thought we will not be able to test or know God’s will. Our minds are confused and not in line with His instructions for our lives. I believe that our wrong thinking patterns keep us from fellowship with the Lord and from fulfilling His purposes for us.
While my life was filled with bad thinking patterns I had a great sense of confusion about the will of God. I felt a sense of darkness pressing in on my spirit. Even though I was reading the Bible, memorizing verses, and attending church I was not renewing my mind in the Scriptural way that Dr. Leaf talks about. It was as if I was trying to feed my spirit by reading the Word but unable to control the negative influence toxic thinking had on my spirit.
In her writing Dr. Leaf shares how toxic thinking or negative thinking affects our emotional, spiritual and physical lives. Yes, that’s right – physical illness can come from bad thinking.
The following video from youtube is an interview with Dr. Leaf on Sid Roth’s “It’s Supernatural”