A MIND IS A TERRIBLE THING TO WASTE

THE MIND IS A TERRIBLE THING TO WASTE

Try to say the colors (not the words) as quickly as you can.

Go ahead…try it…I’ll wait…

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Now, if you have a three year old standing around, give her or him the chance.

My guess is the kid will do better than you.

My mom taught me to read when I was five. I remember the wonder of going to the old Nicholson Memorial Library in downtown Garland, Texas…the high shelves crowded together, and the joy of losing yourself in these canyons of books…and the smell, that wonderful musty smell of old books.

Mom did a good job.

I can’t stop reading.

So, when I try this puzzle, I have to wait for my brain to read the word first, then I look at the color, and say it.

A three year old can just see the color.

So, this makes me think about another puzzle.

We are all born into a natural world; what we can see, feel, smell, hear.

Then, for some of us, there comes a day when we “hear” the call of God, “Come to me.”

We respond, yield to His rule, and everything begins to change.

We become like little children in a brand new life, experiencing this new way of living for the very first time.

A new set of rules emerge; not the old rules that were based on what we knew around us, but an awareness of an invisible world, a world of power and possibilities .

A world that begins to teach us about a different kind of love.

A love that cares more about others than ourselves…

A love that we receive from the Invisible one who called us…

A love that begins to change the way we look at everything…

EVERYTHING.

We begin to change our mind, change the way we react to the physical world around us…

We become children of the God who created us…

We find the Joy of living a life of purpose, as we begin to find the purpose for which we were created…

We learn how it “feels” to please our Father…

And…

We finally start to see the colors.

12 I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. 2 Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

Romans 12 English Standard Version (ESV)

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