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So what is this going to be? A little bit of everything I think. Maybe that's it. What I'm thinking. What I'm believing. I hope what I'm knowing. And why would anyone care what I think I know? There's no reason in the world that you should. But then why are you here? Cuz you have to be somewhere I suppose. I've never been here before. I may not be back. I might get too busy to care; time is short. That's fine. Nobody can deal with it all at once. There is a lot to deal with.

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I try not to take myself too seriously, but I know I have far too much. So I'm trying to learn how to laugh again, as I had forgotted for a while there. Also I'm relearning to enjoy life; you know, like when we were kids. The biggest challenge ahead is learning how to love God with all my heart, and soul, and mind, and strength. This one is not really that hard when you know the truth. But along with it comes learning to love others as I love myself, and that one is, as they say, "a horse of a whole different color." I think I need to learn to love myself a little more, but the problem may be that I know all these facts about me. Sometimes the facts are simply wrong or they are just stuck in the past. I'm trying to get my facts to line up with the truth. As someone once asked a great man, "what is truth?" If he had only known.

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Saturday, June 30, 2007


I sometimes get mental assent or mental agreement confused with true belief. Then just today I was reading a little book which helped me realize what true belief is. The word "belief" is made up of two old Anglo-Saxon words: "be," which simply means to live or exist; and "lifan," which conveys the thought of agreement or accordance. To believe literally means "to live in agreement with" anything. In other words belief is not merely accepting something mentally, but rather belief leads us into action. Yes, I mentally accept the fact that God exists, and even that Jesus was raised from the dead, but I also live in agreement with the stated fact that, "Jesus died for me! Jesus rose victorious over death, hell, and the grave--and He did that for me! Jesus conquered Satan for me! Therefore I am free and will live forever with the Lord of lords."
When the resurrection of Jesus becomes more than a doctrine, creed, or theory to you--when you live in agreement with what Jesus did for you--when it has become a reality to you, then you too will live.
~ rachman


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