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The Spaghetti race

My children love spaghetti. On most days. Even well preferred to rice (except my Jollof rice of course, which is always the best ever). And I don’t like cooking or eating spaghetti, so I tend not to make it often.

But when I do, you need to see how excited they get. And you won’t believe the excitement lasts the whole day! They fall over themselves to see who eats the most spaghetti, and usually my son wins hehe.

Like the other day, he went about boasting that he had had 4 plates! 4 plates of spaghetti and he still wanted more. Well, the 4 plates were spread across the entire day so in essence he had spaghetti for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner, saved me the stress of thinking about what to cook.

Can you boast of eating the word of God that voraciously? I can’t yet as I’m still a work in progress, so I would like to begin what I’ve tagged the “Spaghetti Race”. In essence, it’s the rush to see how much ‘spaghetti’ can be eaten and who gets to eat the most! (Now I wish WordPress had a ROTFL button, would have used it here) But seriously, how much of God’s word do I love and desire to take in?

Care to join me? Only replace the spaghetti with the Bible. Do you wonder why most Christians act the way they do? It’s because they have not been transformed by the Word. Oh, for a world of Christians who are Christ-like indeed. Well, that can happen – one ‘spaghetti-eating’ Christian at a time.

My thoughts?

The Bible is God’s word
Sharper than a two edged sword
Cuts through religion’s thin cord
So over your life make it Lord

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Romans 12:2 – Do not conform to the pattern of this world, 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.

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.

Psalm 119:105 – Your Word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.

God’s blessings!
©Debywrites 2017

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Mind power

Every time I think about someone, whether they are near me by location, or close to me by relationship, I almost always would get to hear from them within 2 days! No joke!

True life story.

So if I have been thinking about an old school mate, for example, I could end up commenting on a post on SM and the next thing you know, they comment after me or send me an inbox or something! It kind of used to freak me out.

Then I received sense.

If my mind was willing those people to me somewhat, what if I consciously began to use my mind to will things, events and people to me in the right way? Spooky you say?

I laugh!

I started thinking recently on how I could improve in something I was working on, then boom! I was at the airport and guess who chose to sit beside me in the waiting lounge? Fela Durotoye! (Please google him if you don’t know him). And for the next one hour (with series of phone interruptions of course), he schooled me in the very area I needed help with, for free! I politely asked him if I could write as he spoke and he was more than happy to oblige me!

Mind power!

I have just discovered a great gift God has given me. It probably has been there all along, I just never used it as I should.

And you have it too.

How do I know? Cos the bible says “As a man thinks in his heart, so is he” – Proverbs 23:7

You think it with your mind, you will it to yourself, you have it and become it.

Simple!

We hear it preached all the time, maybe just never this way

Philippians 4:8-9* has never hit me so hard!

My thoughts?

The mind is too powerful
To leave and run idle
You can achieve things wonderful
Once you fill it with words from the Bible
Your thoughts can form your life
What you think, you attract
So fill up your heart with the words of life
And watch as you expand and not contract

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*Philippians 4:8-9 (The Message Translation)

Summing it all up, friends, I’d say you’ll do best by filling your minds and meditating on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious—the best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse. Put into practice what you learned from me, what you heard and saw and realized. Do that, and God, who makes everything work together, will work you into his most excellent harmonies.

God’s blessings!
©Debywrites 2017