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Ephesians 1:3-14

Brain Power

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Ephesians 1:3-14

Brain Power

By Lois Parker Edstrom

I’m going to tell you a cool thing about your body. Did you know that it is impossible to tickle yourself? Your brain is so fast and so smart that it warns your body it is about to be tickled and nothing happens – you do not feel the tickle. That is just one of the many ways your brain protects you and lets you know what is going on.

Our lesson for today is about living “for the praise of his (God’s) glory.” Your marvelous brain will help you do that when you take time to notice what is around you.

We praise God by giving thanks for all he has given us. Not only do we appreciate the miracle of our body, but every where in the world, we find miracles. In nature, especially, we discover interesting rocks, mosses, grasses, flowers and trees. We see beautiful animals, oceans, sunsets, sunrises, fogs, stars, and clouds. If we take time to notice, we may spot a ladybug, a dragonfly, or a honeybee. You could add hundreds of things to these lists.

This word “praise” is a good word. You may have received praise from a parent or teacher. It feels good when they compliment you and say, “I admire what you did. You do good work.” That is praise.

Why shouldn’t we praise God who created us and the beautiful world that surrounds us?

When you wake up in the morning think of the things you might discover and praise God. As you fall asleep at night make a list of the miracles of your day and thank God.

Be grateful for God’s blessings. Grateful people are happy people and happy people make others happy – it is as simple as that!!

Copyright 2012, Richard Niell Donovan