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Have you made the most important decision of your life? Where will you spend Eternity? To make heaven is as simple as ABC- Accept you are a sinner, Believe that Jesus died for your sin and Confess HE is Lord.

28 Feb 2007

"Three things" bug

Finally caught the "three things" bug, thanks to OmoAlagbede :)

Quite me thinking

Here goes (not in any order of priority):

Three things that scare me:

  • Thought of losing a loved one
  • Croaches, rats & snakes
  • Not achieving my purpose in Life

Three people who make me laugh:

  • My Fiance
  • My Dad
  • Cute smart children

Three Things I love:

  • Sleeping
  • Chatting/Gist
  • Smell of 212

Three Things I hate:

  • Men that abuse their wives and think it is their right
  • Bad Body/Mouth odour
  • *When my time/movement is dependent on others* - Edited (Previously - "I too know"- Arrogance)

Three Things I don't understand:

  • Why some men think it is all about them
  • Why girls fall for guys even when they know they are being played or lied to
  • Why women are mostly (almost always) on the receiving end

Three things on my desk (right now):

  • My laptop
  • My mobile phone
  • A cup of tea

Three things I’m doing right now:

  • Working on a report
  • Listening to music (yup i can multitask)
  • Drinking tea & eating biscuit

Three things I want to do before I die:

  • Get Married/Have children :)
  • Coach people on personal and relationship matters
  • Travel to other countries in Africa and in other continents

Three things I can do:

  • Multitask
  • Type fast
  • Plan events

Three things you should listen to:
  • Friends and family- when they need you to be a listening ear
  • Good Music
  • Your pastor, The Word of God

Three things you should never listen to:

  • A chauvinist
  • Unwholesome conversations
  • The Devil

Three things I’d like to learn:

  • How to drive properly :P
  • How to control my emotions
  • How to Live a purpose driven life

Three favourite foods:

  • Rice- any kind but must have pepper
  • Nandos Chicken & Chips (Extra Hot)
  • Boli & Epa (Roasted Plaintain & Groundnut)

Three beverages I drink regularly:

  • Water
  • Juice
  • Tea -is tea a beverage??

Three TV shows/Books I watched/read as a kid:

  • Sesame Street (watched)
  • Nancy Drew (Read)
  • Sweet Valley Twins/High (Read)

By the Flesh or the Spirit?

Hi peeps, sorry been away from my blog for sometime now. Blame it on work :) as usual.

Lately, I have been thinking about stuff relating to God, time, purpose etc. However, one particular question that surrounds most of my thoughts is- how have I been living my life: according to the flesh or to the Spirit?

An important choice that I think all believers are faced with, daily, is between living by the flesh or the Spirit. The bible says: Those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. (Rom8:5-6).

To me this means that when a Christian deals with life by his flesh, he/she typically thinks about:
"what I want out of my life"
"what I can accomplish with my life"
"what I can get out of this"
"what I can do for God"

The result of this is spiritual deadness.

On the other hand, when a Christian deals with life by the Spirit, he/she generally thinks about:
"what God wants for my life"
"what God can accomplish through my life"
"how much I need the Lord"
"how great the Lord is"

The result of this is eternal life and peace.

The truth is that the "flesh-spirit" choice is something believers will face every day as really those are the only two options for every issue of life. Personally, I know most times I think about what I want and not what God wants, I think about my heart desires, not God's heart desires. I need to get past thinking of me, me, me and start thinking of what the Father wants/desires. I need to get past spending time on my stuff and start spending time on God's stuff. I need to start living according to the Spirit!

So how then do I do that- I need to ask God for supernatural power to renounce the path of the flesh. Practically, I need to feed my Spirit by feasting on God's word and place my expectations on Him, so that his Spirit can bring forth fruit like "love, joy, peace, long suffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control" in me. (Gal 5:22-23).

Any other tips or practical steps? Please feel free to share.

By the way, here's something else I have been thinking about-The Spirit, Soul and Body. Do you know that when one becomes born again it is his/her spirit that became born again, not the body or soul? Ok that's a discussion for another day. :)