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The Stuff of Grace
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Subject Topic: not counting out trespasses, yay
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wrabhit2
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Joined: Jan-14-11
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Posted: Apr-30-11 at 7:44pm | IP Logged  

i know i haven't posted much here, but this is a rare place where people do insist on seeing god's grace, and i don't know if there's anywhere on the internets quite like this
so i wanted to share something that i realized recently (that's probably nothing new to some of you, but i'm always learning what i should've known years ago)
when the bible says 'he isn't counting our trespassses against us' it doesnt mean he's counting then not holding it against us... it means he's simply not counting
he's not going 'that's another one', cos he didn't count the one before it either
and he won't count the next
he's not keeping score like we like to, he's just not playing that game at all
and that's like... everytime we 'sin' it's the first time, there's no weight, no history, behind it
such freedom he gives us
cos he knows he's living in us and that life is what matters more than any other mess we might end up in
and that life is eternal, now and forever


Edited by wrabhit2 on Apr-30-11 at 7:45pm
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the shovel
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Posted: Apr-30-11 at 8:28pm | IP Logged  

Hello wrabhit2!

Thanks for adding this in. Not counting sins against us ... this fantastic reality can never be too old or too mentioned. It is simply wonderful to hear again and again. :)

Jim


      

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wrabhit2
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Posted: Apr-30-11 at 8:42pm | IP Logged  

and so easy for me to forget, this world likes nothing better than to remind us of all the ways we fall short
but in God, in eternity, what's held is what's holy, what's remembered is Christ in us
and he just isn't keeping a record of anything else
yay

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luvin
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Posted: Apr-30-11 at 9:30pm | IP Logged  

Wow, thanks wrabhit2. I hear His mystery in you.




      

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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Dignz
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Posted: May-01-11 at 2:44pm | IP Logged  






      

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