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The Stuff of Grace
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mary
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     I know that there are moments or even time periods when it seems everything is about doing.  I don't mean dead works, but the times when life is hectic in that I'm loving, or giving, or whatever.   When those times are especially long, I become saddened that I miss the joy that is such a part of Life in Christ, of knowing the sensing of that Life in my mind and being.   I feel a 'loss' that I am disjointed with the realization of "Christ IN me"  during those times; this Life that is the most precious thing to me.   Today, it came to me as I was pondering:

      I love the simplicity of a Gospel that is ALL about Him, not about me-what I need to do; but all about Him, and what He has done, and desires to do through me!

       I have my Joy, and it is ALL intertwined and wrapped up with everything that is about Him!  


      

Mary
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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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Posted: Sep-04-10 at 2:15pm | IP Logged  

      

i can relate so much concerning distractions that attempt to consistently rob us of the
awareness of true joy that we only know in him ...
those things which we must
deal with that simply use-us-up and burn-us-out, whether it be physically, mentally, emotionally, and/or any combination of them.
we often surrender in those times to conclusions which insist to us
that those things and their negative effects on us
merely prove that there is a valid reason to believe that we are lacking in some way, else we would do more yet, or we would be more productive,
more successful, more ... dot dot dot ... fill in the blank right?


it is very refreshing indeed, as you pointed out mcsis, to realize that our joy is him ... and may i also add to that a bit, that our joy is him in us,
in-the-midst-of and despite any conclusions that demand to us that those very things, those times, those feelings, those events, etc. prove
otherwise.

it's so true and most encouraging to realize that our joy in him
includes us, for we are those joined together in and with him, and in reality there is nothing
that can separate us from him or from one another. our true reality testifies that it is even better than just being all
about him, but is also inclusive of being
all about us as well ... together in him as the new creation.


also as you testified, mcsis, it is evidence and encouragement within of that freedom and true joy of him when we
realize it is no longer about 'what i need to do'. hallelujah!




Edited by Dignz on Sep-06-10 at 12:24pm


      

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luvin
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MAN that was a good post!!!!!!

      

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   Yeah!  LOVE, LOVE that Sherri!!!!!!!   


      

Mary
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