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    dots Submission Name: The Balance Doesn't Exist.dots
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    Author: UnspokenDreamer
    ASL Info:    21
    Elite Ratio:    4.22 - 542/753/205
    Words: 234
    Class/Type: Prose/Misc
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       Thoughts about God and Life.


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    dotsThe Balance Doesn't Exist.dots
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         I have noticed in the past few days that I tend to live my life in extreme perspectives. When I fail in any way, great or small, it seems as though it is an all-consuming let-down to the world and sometimes to God. But when I, in the discrete quiet moments behind closed doors, choose to do the right thing, I pay no mind and no glory to it. I quickly write myself off as a failure without ever taking into mind the great number of good that comes from the same hands.

    But then I take into account the Gospel.

         A man is no longer either all bad or all good because of his choices. When we live in such a way as to say, "One Sin = 5 Righteous Acts" (this is only an exaggerated example, not literal) we have missed the point that Christ CONQUERED Death. The Weight in the Balance of our lives is no longer in the hands of Sin, but in Christ's hands. It is not about being perfect, but rather realizing that:

    "There is now NO CONDEMNATION for those who are in Christ."

    Perhaps our behavior is not an issue of Salvation.

    And if that is true, then we have all been deeply deceived and it is no wonder why we don't understand God.




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       A man is no longer either all bad or all good because of his choices. When we live in such a way as to say, "One Sin = 5 Righteous Acts" (this is only an exaggerated example, not literal) we have missed the point that Christ CONQUERED Death. The Weight in the Balance of our lives is no longer in the hands of Sin, but in Christ's hands. It is not about being perfect, but rather realizing that:


    "There is now NO CONDEMNATION for those who are in Christ."



    Your work has matured tremendously these past few posts, and it is probably in direct proportion to the introspective mindset you've adopted. Consequently, your words don't seek to 'save' people but enlighten them. The harmless depth of such observations only serves to make each more powerful. If you have a specific ministry, it may be writing.

    Just food for thought.
    Bill
    | Posted on 2008-06-10 00:00:00 | by rws | [ Reply to This ]
      perfect timing that i should read this piece just now. i have spent the last week working through the repercussions of something i did.
    i couldnt get over how disappointed god had to be in me and that it was the worlds worst sin and condemn condemn condemn.

    interestingly enough though, if someone else had have come to me having done what i did i would have told them that sin is sin in gods eyes... thought or done in some cases... no sin is bigger than another and it is his grace by which we were saved.

    when he hung on the cross i hadnt committed a single sin as i was even alive at that stage and so if i would just get over myself [and my 'ive let down the world' complex] and go to god and ask his forgiveness then it is mine...

    of course there are things that need to be put in place to make sure my chances of doing the same thing again are greatly lessened but yes...

    thank you for posting this.
    your thoughts seem to be very apologetic just now... im quite enjoying them
    | Posted on 2008-06-10 00:00:00 | by Someones Epiphany | [ Reply to This ]
      Didn't Paul war in his mind?

    The things he didn't want to do, he did. Likewise, the things he wanted to do, he didn't. Just the fact that you recognize this imperfection and imbalance between body and spirit is pleasing to God. Humility...there's not enough in the world, is there? But...there are the meek few, who are humble...in the gathering of these (who will inherit the earth), there will be the Peace that we all desire.

    All this pride...it spawns hatred.

    Also...to say Jesus is your savior is one thing. To make sincere efforts to show in act and deed...this is quite another.

    The whole world lies in the power of the wicked one. However, you can understand, get to know, and develop a personal relationship with God. Knowing the fruits of His Spirit and acquiring accurate knowledge are a good start.

    Hope you find peace.
    Kimmy
    | Posted on 2008-06-10 00:00:00 | by KimmyMim | [ Reply to This ]
      Your work is deep, and it shows that you are deeply rooted in your faith. I too have to same introspective "beat-thyself-up" issue, and I have to say it really is a problem. Haha, but your work is beautiful because you speak with honesty that is rare today because that sort of faith, in whatever religion, is sort of lacking, and it's refreshing to read about it. I think it's nice that you chose to use your own destructive habit and try to use it in your writing to try to help out other people, it shows a lot of maturity. I think your work is brilliant, and a lot of people will understand it even if they do not come from the same faith, because it all boils doen to the same thing anyways, right?
    Be well,
    ~Azura*
    | Posted on 2008-06-10 00:00:00 | by EmpathicAya | [ Reply to This ]


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