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Those Voices
by Tyrone Vincent Banks
Wednesday, January 11, 2006
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The Living Word...

Those VoicesÖ

© 2006 Tyrone Vincent Banks

 

Ever since I started reading the bible

My head has been filled with so many voices

Not the harmful ones that often tell us to do harm

But the righteous ones that tell me to do good

 

Iíve spent over 36 years learning all of the bad habits that I try now to disown

One habit would be the swearing


 

Hello, my name is Tyrone Banks and itís been 3 days since Iíve said my last 4 letter wordÖ

 

I know that the path that I am trying to walk will be a difficult one

Years and years of bad habits

 

Like a smoker to cigarette

And drinkers to drinkÖsome old habits ďdie hardĒ

 

Iím trying to modify my temperament

Iím slowly learning the ways of patience

If God was not patient with me then I would have surely ended up in a bad way

 

the 4 letter words that float within my head have been replaced by a strange conversation of prophets in which one will ask a question and another will analyze it and yet another will offer forth a theory and another an answer.

 

A long sermon has started within where I analyze the ancient words utilizing ancient forms of speech to come about an idea born of todayís Etymology.  I then place meaning in different examples and before that thought has concluded Ė another one begins.

 

At first Ė I thought that I was simply losing it

Now, Iíve realized that I am not losing it, but Iím loosing a part of it

 

The 4 letter words that roam within my cranium have been lost to a more righteous conversation.

 

I find myself reading the Bible and actually looking forward to the next read.

 

Iíve just finished the story of Isaac, son of Abraham and half-brother of Ishmael.  Iíve ventured through the lineage of Jacob and Esau.  I could not resist and I peaked at my next scheduled chapter about Joseph Ė the son of Jacob (Israel).  

 

Itís all coming together

Slowly and surely and in spite of some confusion

 

Itís coming together and making sense!

 

If those voices crowd out the sinful words that I have mastered then

I will welcome these voices of the Bible to consume my entire being and to make me a better person and a better Christian.
 

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Reviewed by Margaret Burt (Reader) 7/21/2009
Written well and from the heart. I find myself in some of the paths that you see to be taking. It will be interesting for me to follow your further writings as this one was apparently where you starte. We all must start somewhere and God Bless you for taking the first step.
Reviewed by Afrika Abney 6/8/2007
Well penned! Thank you for sharing this piece with us.
Reviewed by Ch'erie de Perrot 5/17/2007
Ty for sharing your faith and experience Tyrone. It's refreshing to read, and inspires.
May God bless you in your journey, as you walk with him.
Ch'erie
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 3/9/2007
Thank you for sharing such a personal but empowering experience, Tyrone. Blessings to you,

Regis
Reviewed by Evelyn Simon 3/4/2007
Hey Tyrone. Thanks for stopping by my den, and not posting LOL!
I just want to say, no matter how many times you fall, God is there to pick you up if you allow him to. We all struggle with bad habits, that's why God sent his only son; "Thank God for that!"
Thanks for sharing your heart with us. :o)
Reviewed by NIKKO TANUI 1/27/2007
it is an easy good read that make mw reflect on my own life and what i should do with it.
Reviewed by Mitzi Jackson 11/16/2006
enjoyed the sharing of your journey
keep the faith and stick to it.......

peace
Reviewed by Steve Ralph 11/3/2006
The four letter words are so easy to master and so hard to forget,
all my best wishes go with you on this journey down your new path of life,
and thank you for sharing your words, very nicely written.
Steve
Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen 5/6/2006
This is another great write here, keep up the great work, and be blessed in the writing
God Bless
Michelle!
Reviewed by Aberjhani 1/11/2006
Enjoyed this powerful meditation on the evolution of individual spiritual consciousness.
Reviewed by J M 1/11/2006
The bible is a book of such caliber it offers war and action, proverbs, instruction, romance, and a vision, it offers hope to the reader. it is a complete family history for every believer that grasps its truths. Think on these things that are pure, good, and righteousness when we read from the word one cannot help but to be spiritualy challenged and come into a transformation. This is powerful reading you penned I enjoyed the victory you are accomplishing by renewing your mind to the word of God.

Psalm-141-3
Set a watch, O Lord, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips.

Ty for this piece.
Joselyn
Reviewed by Lisa Hilbers 1/11/2006
Patience is a virtue...He gave it to us as a tool, then he granted us choice of usage.
You are safe among those voices, they speak softly but truthfully.

Lisa
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