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Name: Johanna
Home: Sacramento, California, United States
About Me: I am a girl; I don't quite know where I came from or where I'm going. Though I'm still getting comfortable in my own skin, I love to think about a world more simple than the one I reside in now. I like to imagine a magical place with elegant gowns, tea time every hour, true friendship, etiquette, and art. Don't let the busy reality of the world take you over. Hold onto your innocence.
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  5.12.09  
 
 
Epiphany
It's not sin that separates us from the Lord, but it's our guilt from sin that makes us separate OURSELVES from His presence and Love

While I was cleaning my room this suddenly popped into my head! I should be silent while I do everyday tasks more often, two little life-changing statements in two days.

So I didn't really have to think about this one- the moment it popped into my head I stood there, soaking in its Word and then ran to scribble it down on a large piece of cardboard with a thick green sharpie. It seemed so important to me, I had to even date it. I have an urge to tack it into my wall along with a small picture of Jesus I picked up one day on the road.
When I found the picture that day, though it was an advertisement for the Church of Latter-Day Saints [Mormon], it touched me so deeply- I mean- A picture of Jesus was in the road for cars to run over. So I ran into it and got it. I carried it with me always when I was sick with mono, and I was protected from the harm of double-dosing on my pain medication every 4 hours...
ANYWAY, back to my message-

God is always there. Nothing is without him. So when we get discouraged and think that we are separated from him because of the things that we do, that isn't true. It is our own guilt that we put onto ourselves that cuts us off from Him. He is infinitely forgiving, something we have to learn easier.
Maybe the true sin is distancing ourselves from him. We're sinners. He knows. He made us. Maybe the only real way to disappoint him is our own guilt on ourselves. What makes us so much better as to be able to choose to not judge. He is the greatest of all, and yet Jesus was humbled. I think that us being guilty and not forgiving ourselves is a giant form of pride.

...What are your thoughts?
posted by Johanna @ 1:27 PM  
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