Tag Archive | word

What Do You Take In And Chew?

Stack-of-books-great-education

Internet

Reading comes naturally to some people, like one of my friends that can read a book of 350 pages(especially a novel) in a day. I’m phlegmatic, reading does not really come naturally to me. I’m more inclined to calculations to sitting down for hours reading some random books. Though now I’m improving when it comes to reading (at least I read a chapter of a book per day). I also prefer to learn through videos, audios and other easier means of garnering knowledge.

Meditating is also not an easy task. Sitting down for hours to meditate, that I can’t really do because of my spontaneous behavior. Great people meditate. So I prefer to do mine on the go. Like when I’m on my way to lectures or back from lectures and when I do my chores and most especially when I’m in the bathroom or toilet.

meditation-techniques-bodhi-tree

Internet

Not minding how you take in and how you chew, the most important question here should be what do you take in and what do you chew?

Being curious can be a double edged sword, like it can either make you read wide or wild.
OK, have you ever read materials that make you doubt the existence of God? At some point I have done that. It made me logical and analytical on spiritual things.
What we read, listen to, and watch have a high propensity to brainwash us and instil different ideas, ideals and principles into us.
They form the basics of what we believe and how we act.

Apart from learning languages and getting intoxicated with words. I have seen wack ideologies of which I can’t buy from the few materials I have laid my hands on. Like some that actually teach you the direct opposite of your religion and moral standings. Can you imagine someone saying God supports gayism, Jonathan and David were gay and gay means “God adores you.” (note, I’m not saying God does not love them, he still does and his son has died for them already, all they need to do is to acknowledge that and accept his son.) but trying to chock that into our throats is what I refute.

What we take in and chew is very important. There is a beast(flesh) in us and a white gentle sheep in us. Which ever we feed thrives in us.

I’m a Christian and I believe in the word of God and I have vowed that nothing will define my idiosyncrasies apart from God’s word. So everyday, I strive to listen to my master so that I can feed the white gentle sheep (his holy spirit) in me and starve the beast (flesh) in me. They are always in contention with each other according to Galatians 5:17, but you alone determine who wins.

best-books-book-youll-ever-read.jpgBrian Tracy once said, “Whatever you dwell upon grows and increases In your life.”

So they are like cancer that spreads rapidly like wild fire. When you think and talk about them, they get deeper and deeper into your subconscious mind.
So mind what you take in and chew.

Bamigbola Silas.

Advertisements

Two things stopped doing.

%e2%80%aa234-813-726-0437%e2%80%ac-20170204_005154

Two things I stopped doing (should I say since a long time ago?)

1. I stopped saying “I’m proud to be a baptist,” Yea, I was born a baptist, went to all their programmes and for real that’s why I’m standing now. But I have come to understand God hates sectarianism, *in fact Jesus rebuked his disciples when they told him of someone who was not part of them who called and used his name to heal. So now I believe it’s fine for me to say “I’m proud to be a Christian.” Even in our diversity Christ is what makes us One.
I debunk bigoty denominationalism.

2. I stopped knowing God on a surface or general level; Knowing God on the basis of what my pastor said or any other person said. I found out that knowing God personally is cool. You get to know him for who he is and what he can do and what he is incapable of doing through his word. Now no one can toss me around like a die 🎲, If it’s not in the word of God, I won’t go with it.

Reference
* Mark 9: 38-41

THE SWORD IN IT’S SHEATH….

A sharp double edged sword, sharper than the sharpest of great warriors’ swords. Horned by the greatest honers In the world.

It’s sheath is the skin of a dangerous python that had preyed many creatures In the forest. Through this sword many battles have been won, many lives have crossed the streams to the world beyond; many have been killed and souls bereaved, great forest have been set on fire by a small spark, it has corrupted the heart of men, cities have been built, and wars have been won. 
Oh! who can stop the works of a Sword in the hand of a corrupted soul. Who?  It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison in his hands. I pity his victims. 

If you love your life, if you love to see good days, if you love to eat the good of the land and make positive impacts In your life time. Keep this sword and it’s sheath from evil, it has power. Avoid the wars caused by deceitful fools. 
This sword is sharp, it’s penetrates into the dividing souls and spirit of men, the joint and marrows of men have been destroyed by it. It can make or Mar a life. 
Use it wisely. Through it nations can be built, lives can be made, peace can be found and abundance can abound the more. Use it well! use it well!!.
P. S: it’s a freestyle poem written to remind us of the potency and power of our tongues and words.
Writers comment: The words we speak are the sword, found In the sheath called the tongue. 

The scriptures spoke extensively about these and their effects on our lives. Before I drop my ink, I will love to leave some scriptural  passages for you to mull over. 
James 3:9-12
With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse human beings, who have been made in God’s likeness.

Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers and sisters, this should not be.

Can both fresh water and salt water flow from the same spring? 

My brothers and sisters, can a fig tree bear olives, or a grapevine bear figs? Neither can a salt spring produce fresh water.
1 Peter 3:10
For, “Whoever would love life and see good days must keep their tongue from evil and their lips from deceitful speech.
Hebrews 4:12
For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.

It is well with you.