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<a href="http://tribolum.com/archives/2007/04/19/the_polaroid_of.php#comment19">Carol said</a>,
<blockquote>make a difference…. God’s idea, or yours? if God’s, you get whatever you need to make it happen. if yours, you know what will result…</blockquote>
I grew up with Carol, and it is so apt that so many years later she'd tell me to grow up.
I've been a Christian for some time, and my worldview reflects it. I'm not apologetic that the way I see the world is shaped by my beliefs. But the problem with me is that at some point my relationship with a living God has been substituted with a set of beliefs. It's like the husband who stops paying attention to his wife because he knows what she's going to say. It reeks of death.
<blockquote><p>This is what the LORD says:<br />
"Cursed is the one who trusts in man,<br />
who depends on flesh for his strength<br />
and whose heart turns away from the LORD.</p>
<p>He will be like a bush in the wastelands;<br />
he will not see prosperity when it comes.<br />
He will dwell in the parched places of the desert,<br />
in a salt land where no one lives.</p>
<p>"But blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD,<br />
whose confidence is in him.</p>
<p>He will be like a tree planted by the water<br />
that sends out its roots by the stream.<br />
It does not fear when heat comes;<br />
its leaves are always green.<br />
It has no worries in a year of drought<br />
and never fails to bear fruit." </p>
<p><cite>Jeremiah 17:5-8</cite></p></blockquote>

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