Did you read part 1 or 2 of this 3 part blog series yet? If not read those first. 

Part 1: Your Body is for You

Part 2: How To Begin To Heal

Thoughts create our feelings, so if we want a new feeling we must think new thoughts. It's time to rewire your brain. | Jessica Hottle

Now let’s dive into part 3: REWIRING

The truth is, your spirit has changed and now it’s time to renew or what I like to say, rewire, your brain to new thoughts. (I’m going to remind you of this a lot.)

Thoughts create our feelings, so if we want a new feeling we must think new thoughts. Then repeat those new thoughts repeatedly. The image the Lord shared with me is a motherboard. If you are not sure exactly what a motherboard is, it controls and connects all the details of a computer.

The Google definition of a motherboard is as follows: A Motherboard is the spine of your PC, it is the link between all the different components inside your computer. One of the major functions of a motherboard is to act as the “hub” to which other computer devices connect. The motherboard is a printed circuit board that allows the CPU, RAM, and all other computer hardware components to communicate with each other.

Circuits in our brains are linked to certain feelings and emotions that cause us to respond. Every feeling has an action attached to it. I am not a computer whiz, so when the Lord showed me a picture of a motherboard I knew He was showing me how to best relate to this process of renewing and rewiring. I must uproot the old lies and replace them with new truths so my new thoughts are communicating effectively with my body and aligned with His word. My body is always communicating with my thoughts.

We are either partnering with our flesh or our spirit. Galatians 5:17 says, “For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, so that you do not do the things that you wish.” Our thoughts and emotions can either lead us to envy, jealousy, strife, and more which produces its own fruit like headaches, body aches and pain, or fatigue. Or, we partner with the spirit which leads us to “love joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, or self-control.” (See Galatians 5:22-23)

BODY <- SOUL ->SPIRIT

To be able to see healing manifest in our bodies our thoughts must be renewed to His word. His power in us releases when we align our thoughts with His. This can go for emotional healing as well as physical healing. Scripture tells us we have the mind of Christ. I love how The Message translations describes 1 Corinthians 2:10-16,

“The Spirit, not content to flit around on the surface, dives into the depths of God, and brings out what God planned all along. Whoever knows what you’re thinking and planning except you yourself? The same with God—except that he not only knows what he’s thinking, but he lets us in on it. God offers a full report on the gifts of life and salvation that he is giving us. We don’t have to rely on the world’s guesses and opinions. We didn’t learn this by reading books or going to school; we learned it from God, who taught us person-to-person through Jesus, and we’re passing it on to you in the same firsthand, personal way.

The unspiritual self, just as it is by nature, can’t receive the gifts of God’s Spirit. There’s no capacity for them. They seem like so much silliness. Spirit can be known only by spirit—God’s Spirit and our spirits in open communion. Spiritually alive, we have access to everything God’s Spirit is doing, and can’t be judged by unspiritual critics. Isaiah’s question, “Is there anyone around who knows God’s Spirit, anyone who knows what he is doing?” has been answered: Christ knows, and we have Christ’s Spirit.”

Our flesh, our body, cannot even comprehend our spirit. It’s why, like I mentioned before, that God sees us spirit to spirit. We are one with Christ and in right standing before Him. God is not looking at how you feel to determine His love for you.

SOUL -> ALIGNS WITH SPIRIT ->  MANIFESTS IN BODY

You can strive to be perfect or rest in the One who is. One of the key components to my healing journey was this revelation:

Everything I experience is a fruit of my salvation, not a root.

This means that my performance doesn’t affect His love for me. How good I do something or how not so good I do something doesn’t determine if I am worthy or not. Let me be clear though, what I do or do not do still matters. I’ll still be accountable to my obedience or disobedience to my calling.

Many of us (believers) try to prove ourselves to God or we give up because we think we are too far gone to be saved. Your Christian life and all that you get to experience is a fruit of what Jesus did. Your works are not a root of your salvation. His works and His works are the only roots. Our gift is the fruit that comes from His root.

When our focus shifts to handling our life and what comes our way on a spiritual level, everything else can begin to work itself out. When dealt with at a spiritual level, our hearts change. Our perspective changes. Our motives changes. Our lives changes.

“But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” Matthew 6:33

Rooting for you,

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