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Madeleine Jan 28
Now I have thought about this for a long time but recently
I asked and figured it out because I was confused on how it worked
You see in the end of Romans eight it tells us
That nothing can separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus
But in Galatians five in the end of verse 21
It says after listing the works of the flesh and that if do such things
We will not inherit the kingdom of God
I wondered how that could be because it just said in Romans
Nothing will or can separate us from the love of God
And Galatians that doing the works of the flesh even though we are saved
Cannot inherit the kingdom of God
But let us go back to Romans but back a chapter to seven
It says
“For I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate. Now if I do what I do not want I agree with the law, that it is good. So now it is no longer I who do it, but sin who dwells within me… Now if I do what I do not want, it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells within me.”
So it’s not us?
Yes but no because it’s our flesh
But if we commit sin and know we are committing it then it sin
Because we know the right thing to do but fail to do it
But going back to my main thought
We can go to first John and it tells us that
“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness”
We are confessing our sins to God
We are admitting that what we did was wrong
We are asking for forgiveness
We ask for forgiveness and can still inherit the kingdom of God
Why?
Because we are his and he calls us each by name in Isaiah
It says
“Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine.”
We are His
We are no longer conforming
Or we shouldn’t be conforming any longer to this world
We became aliens once we let Jesus in
He is alive
In us
We are a new creation the old has gone the new has come
So what are you waiting for?
Get out there and be different
Don’t just say you’re a Christian or a Christ follower
Live it out
You are a child of God
So nothing in all of creation can ****** you away from the hand of God.
One from time ago
I love
how now
we're just so close.
We'd get in trouble for each other.
I let you copy off
my homework
when you didn't get it done.
You give me
all the answers in class
when I'm stuck.
I'm glad we became friends.
Let's stay that way...
Johnny walker Jan 14
When I look upon my life and ask what It's all about
I look upon my childhood of abuse and ask the question
why
I look and see only a life of
struggle just to survive each every day I look upon
photos of my wife no longer with
me
She who gave me hope and
and a purpose In life I was so unsure of but, It was fate that bought us
together
And was fate that took her away a fate that gave with one hand an then took away with the
other
And left me to face this world alone still asking
the question why to were
I believe there Is no answer
Questions still I find myself asking but knowing there are no answers
Kevin J Taylor Dec 2018
It seems the walls that block my vision
were once my wishes, my decisions.

Lives seem built upon themselves and where
we are, who knows—which floor? How high above,
how far below how many more?

And every ceiling thwarts ascent—
each one a floor auparavant.
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Auparavant: a French word meaning "previously".
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Not all poems survive. I've lost a few and let others go. My current collection of poems is available on Kindle and in paperback. It is called "3201 e's" (that is approximately how many e's are in the manuscript which is a very unpoetic title but a reflection on the creation of poetry by common means.)
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Shine Chiong Jan 11
Guess, I'm sorry I cannot forget you
All these things that we've been through
How can I forget you?
When my mind, heart and soul is still you
Day and night
I cannot deny
The thoughts running through my mind
And I can't control what's inside
Questions keeps knocking in my head
Every time when I'm in bed
These questions cannot be answer without you
Since, it belongs to you
You're becoming unhinged.
Searching for answers in the words
That were so scrambled they almost came with toast.
It's okay.
I'll protect this home of ours
While you try to rebuild it.
I'll take the double edged jade sword
That has become your nature,
And bury it far away
Next to the skeletons,
Under the dark corners,
And just behind your eyes.
Silence isn't empty,
It is full of answers
I have travelled my mind so much of late beginning
to find again the real me that's laid hidden for many
years
Through all the pain and all the tears, and there will always be more questions
then there ever will be answers too
I suppose that's life but at leased, I'm making an effort now to make something of my life all I can do
now
There will always be more Questions than answers that's life
Johnny walker Dec 2018
Is there now a beginning and will there be end to starting life all over
again
To where do I start and to where dose it end that Is a question only for me to try to answer
for It's only for me to find what's to be In started life all over
again
Questions but not yet any answers I guess It going to
take time
Meruem Dec 2018
Attention to detail;
Something I want, but couldn't give.
I'm a complete mess,
Is this something etched in me?
Am trying my very best,
Maybe I'll never understand.
A bit of sleight of hand,
What a craftsman would I be?
December 23, 2018 - 23:13

"Preoccupied with a single leaf, you won't see the tree. Preoccupied with a single tree, you'll miss the entire forest. Don't be preoccupied with a single spot. See everything in it's entirety, effortlessly. That is what it means to truly see."
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