As a man thinks in his heart, so is he in his health, his well being, and even his outward circumstances

Listen to Dr. Caroline Leaf…

and learn how 95% of all of our physical health issues are a direct result of our incorrect thought life? Listen also as Dr Leaf explains how to get rid of toxic thoughts and how to get your prayers answered!

(Just click on the picture above to listen to the program)

Ever since 1981, Dr. Caroline Leaf has researched the human brain with particular emphasis on unlocking its vast, untapped potential.

She has been received all over the world by a variety of audiences, due to her unique ability to link the scientific principles of the brain to intellectual and emotional issues in simple and practical ways.

Through years of research, she developed the Geodesic Learning™ theory (brain-compatible learning), which is a scientifically and statistically proven approach to thinking, teaching, and learning.

She has also developed the unique Switch On Your Brain™ 5-Step Learning Process and the Metacognitive-Map™ as a learning tool, and she has presented her learning theory and Metacognitive-Map courses to more than 100,000 students worldwide.

She has published articles in academic journals and consumer magazines and has been widely interviewed in newspapers, on radio shows, and on television shows about her research and theories.

She frequently lectures to both Christian and secular audiences worldwide on diverse topics relating to optimal brain performance, including the following:

  • Thinking and learning
  • Controlling your thought life
  • Managing stress
  • Eradicating toxic thoughts
  • Overcoming mental, emotional, and spiritual strongholds
  • Understanding male and female brain differences
  • Applying wisdom
  • Identifying your unique gifts


Our Thoughts are things, and they have a direct effect on our emotional wellbeing, our inner peace, our mental health, and our outward circumstances!

The Bible tells us that:

As a man thinks in his heart so is he!
(Proverbs 23:7)

We are not talking here about any metaphysical nonsense either; but this is the power of faith, that is founded upon God’s Word.

Even science is today discovering that our thought life not only influences our inner character, but they are finding that the meaning of this verse of scripture, as it relates to our thought life, is so comprehensive as to also reach out into every condition and circumstance of our life as well.

A man is literally what he thinks, with his character being the complete sum of all his thoughts.

The above interview now shows us that even science today has proven that what the Bible has been saying is true.

I remember reading a book once that described an inner sea that exists in the center of every individual, and at the center of this sea there is an island on which we will find an alter.  And on this alter there is this wee small flame of the Holy Spirit, that was first ignited and came alive the moment we were born-again.

It is the mission of every believer to feed that flame and to grow it as we meditate upon God’s Word, and there quite our inner self, and to be still and to know God in our inner sanctuary; to quite our inner storms of and our raging seas, and to listen and have communion with God’s Holy Spirit, as we bow before His altar.

As the plant springs from the seed, and could not be without it, so every act of man springs from the hidden seeds of his thoughts, and they could not have appeared without them.

Was this not what Jesus was teaching us in the Sermon on the Mount?

This applies equally to those acts which are called “spontaneous” as compared to those which are deliberately executed.

Actions are the blossoms of thoughts; and both joy and suffering are their fruits; and so a man is free to gather either the sweet or the bitter fruit, as he chooses.

It is said that “If a man’s mind has evil thoughts, pain comes on him as the wheel comes behind the ox; but if he has pure thoughts, then joy follows him as surely as his own shadow.” Which one do we want?

The Bible also teaches us that man will grow and mature according to his willingness, his ability, and also his self-discipline, as he meditates upon God’s Word and seeks to be conformed into the image of God’s Son, Jesus Christ.

Man is not at all a creation of chance; and we are finding that the hidden things of the spirit are very powerful indeed, especially when directed by the Holy Spirit, and when programmed by God’s Word.

It is said that a noble and God-like character is not a thing of favor or chance; but that it is the natural result of a long-cherished association in our spirit man, and our mind, with God’s thoughts, as they are revealed to us through His Word and our continued infilling and communion with the Holy Spirit.

By that same token, a low and bestial character is the result of a continued separation and estrangement from both God’s Word and His Spirit; and this renewal process of the reprogramming of our mind cannot even begin in the life of an individual until they are Born-again, and are filled with the Holy Spirit.

As it happens, man’s life is either made or unmade by his thinking; and it is in the armory of our thought-life that we will either build ourselves up, or we will destroys ourselves.

It is also in our thought-life, when focused and fashioned upon God’s Word, that we are also able to build for ourselves, by God’s grace and direction, our heavenly mansions of joy, and strength, and of shalom peace.

By the right choices and true application of his thoughts, man may ascend to the divine perfection, through the grace of God through Jesus Christ.

By that same token, by the abuse and wrong application of his thoughts, he descends below the level of the beast.

Between these two extremes are all the grades of character, of which man is both the chooser and the master.

Only by much searching and mining are gold and diamonds obtained, and likewise man can find every truth connected with his being, if he will quiet his inner man, and navigate out to that island of God’s inner Spirit, which dwells in the midst of that inner sea, that resides in the heart (the inner most being) of every soul who is Born-again.

It is here on that inner island, in the midst of our inner sea, that as we kneel before the alter of God’s Holy Fire (the flame of His presence), that if we will be patient and wait, will shall find our communion with God, as we learn to discern His still small voice. Selah

Be blessed and have a wonderful day!

Shalom,

Skip Barland


Author: SPARKS FROM THE ANVIL OF LIFE

This is an open forum where we look into and investigate the Rhema Mysteries of God's Word; and also other issues of importance for our day and time.

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