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The Stuff of Grace
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anothr14thefire
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Posted: Jul-13-10 at 2:56pm | IP Logged  

We music producers have a hell of a time when it comes to making a song sound perfect. We rigorously adjust EQs, compression, and effects to such a degree that oftentimes the song we created in good spirit and fun becomes our most vile enemy. Isn't it great to know that Christ has already mastered, mixed, and normalized our song so we no longer have to make all these scrupulous adjustments? HE did the works so we could finally sing it without the nagging uncertainty of "does it sound good enough?"
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the shovel
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Posted: Jul-13-10 at 3:33pm | IP Logged  

You, my friend, are so encouraging in this. Man oh man, do I know the frustration of mixing and compressing that only ends up bleeding the song dry. Thanks for the joy in this discovery of yours. :)

Jim


      

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gregoryfl
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Posted: Jul-13-10 at 6:36pm | IP Logged  

Isn't it great to know that Christ has already mastered, mixed, and normalized our song so we no longer have to make all these scrupulous adjustments? HE did the works so we could finally sing it without the nagging uncertainty of "does it sound good enough?"-Shack Quote!



Ron


      

What do you see when you look at me? Not the visible me that your eyes can see. For in Christ I am dead, yet alive and free. Free to be it all, as he lives in me.
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luvin
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Posted: Jul-13-10 at 6:47pm | IP Logged  

I love seeing you walking in your freedom Justin. x100!


Adam


      

It is peace[the kind we long for] to know that my life patterns do not distract or derail the Living God"-Adam

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anothr14thefire
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Posted: Jul-13-10 at 9:44pm | IP Logged  

It just strikes me how assbackwards humanity is. We try all our lives to accomplish things and get recognition so that we could finally feel like we're alive and worth something. Whereas the Messiah has done everything FOR US ALREADY, perfecting us and making us as worthy as He is, so that we ARE alive.

Adam, a good deal of the time, I still feel trapped within the hollow perception of the world or the flesh or whatever, until I'm snapped out of it by my futile attempts to fulfill its demands or requirements. There are times when I really miss having the dreams and hopes I had...but over the past year, I kept becoming more and more aware of the fact that everything I set out to pursue was...empty somehow. Like, the life I was trying to lead was alien to me. I felt so detached trying to "get my life together." And I realized, slowly, that the reason being was because I'm actually DEAD to this world, at the risk of sounding like a Christian. Now, everytime I feel inclined to give into that futile mindstate of the Law, I can actually feel the burden and I'm almost instantly repulsed by it. And so, I'm ALWAYS led back to Him, constantly, daily; there's no other direction to go in! Everything points me right back to him...it's so weird. When I was a Chrisitan, I always had feared whether or not God really existed. Now, years after leaving the IC, I can't help BUT to believe in Him. I don't cling to Jesus cuz I necessarily chose to, but because of the simple fact that there's nowhere else to turn. And that's the craziest, most radical anti-religious thing about Him; that he came to me whenever I felt as though I had no need for him!
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luvin
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Posted: Jul-13-10 at 10:31pm | IP Logged  

So much wisdom my friend,  yes indeed.

Yeah, I kind of always felt like the disciples when Jesus turned to them and asked them basically if they wanted to leave too? They basically said "were else can we go? You got the words to eternal life". ..And so I guess He does allow that stripping away...our true life is definately Christ. Of course everything is screaming to us just the opposite.


      

It is peace[the kind we long for] to know that my life patterns do not distract or derail the Living God"-Adam

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mary
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  Justin,

       What you're sharing is so 'fresh' and encouraging, and full of real truth.  Thank you.


      

Mary
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Broken Link
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Quote:
When I was a Chrisitan, I always had feared
whether or not God really existed. Now, years after
leaving the IC, I can't help BUT to believe in Him.
I don't cling to Jesus cuz I necessarily chose to,
but because of the simple fact that there's nowhere
else to turn. And that's the craziest, most radical
anti-religious thing about Him; that he came to me
whenever I felt as though I had no need for
him!
I confess that I've had more doubts now
than before, but I find they are all tied to my IC
experience and what I held up as proof of his
existence, which no longer bears up as the proof. I
so identify with what you've said because in the
end, there is nowhere else to go that won't leave me
where I was before.

In the midst of the doubts, it isn't that I cling to
belief as if trying to grasp for a lifeline. It is
that I find myself unable to drown in the fears the
doubts bring, as if the belief wells up from inside.

      

Bill
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heretic - n 1: a person who holds beliefs in conflict with the dogma of the church.
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Connie
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Posted: Jul-14-10 at 9:23am | IP Logged  

Justin!

It's so wonderful to see how you've come through sorrow and doubt, and there's the Christ just shining out so freely. What a joy!

I really dug how you said "at the risk of sounding like  a Christian". That's funny and true to form. I consider myself a believer in Christ. A christian? Probably not if that means holding to some statement of faith or doctrine or whatever. In that case, I'd definitely say Im not a christian because I don't know what I believe so much anymore. But I do know Him and because of Him I believe in Him. There's really not much else that is necessary in the final analysis. Besides, there isn't any room for Him AND all of that other stuff, is there?



      

Connie
"Wow!It's so bright in here!"
II Cor.4:5-6

    
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mary
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Posted: Jul-14-10 at 10:43am | IP Logged  

Broken Link wrote:


In the midst of the doubts, it isn't that I cling to
belief as if trying to grasp for a lifeline. It is
that I find myself unable to drown in the fears the
doubts bring, as if the belief wells up from inside.


   LOVE!


      

Mary
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