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The Sky is Ridiculously Blue
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2002-04-07 06:08:26 (UTC)

Blue

Never seen a blue sky
Yeah I can feel it reaching out
And moving closer
There's something about blue
Asked myself what it's all for
You know the funny thing about it
I couldn't answer
No I couldn't answer

Things have turned a deeper shade of blue
And images that might be real
May be illusion
Keep flashing off and on
Free
Wanna be free
Gonna be free
And move among the stars
You know they really aren't so far
Feels so free
Gotta know free
Please
Don't wake me from the dream
It's really everything it seemed
I'm so free
No black and white in the blue

Everything is clearer now
Life is just a dream you know
That's never ending
I'm ascending

Those are the lyrics to a song titled: "Blue" by a group in
Japan called the Seatbelts. The song was used in the
finale of an Anime Series that dealt with the humor and
sadness that accompany our lives, and stressed the
question: "Is this life just a dream?"

Now, that's certainly a fun little question to even
consider. I'll let you make your own judgement calls on
it. Personally, I believe that this life, when compared to
what lies afterwards, is so fleeting and so fixated on time
that is very much like a dream when compared to
our "everyday lives." Let me spell that out in a clearer
way: 'This Life' is to 'Beyond this Life' as 'Dream' is
to 'This Life'. However, just because I believe this life
is fleeting, doesn't mean it lacks importance.

Far from that.

Very far.

In fact, this life is the time when we are given choice of
so many things. What type of person to be, what to do with
our time, who to be around and such. Most importantly, we
are faced with the choice by which we originally erred and
fell from Heaven's beauty: We choose to stand in our pride
and to turn away from the Lord, and now we live a life
where we get the opportunity to choose: Will we turn
towards Him? Will we look for Him?

And this is certainly a challenging task, and a daunting
choice to make (perhaps, it is even more daunting of a
choice if we do not choose Him.) And I, like the rest of
you, struggle from day to day with various problems and
issues that come up in my life, particular in serving the
Lord properly, and choosing Him with my entire heart.

And that's what this journal is going to document, to a
degree. My journey, my struggle, and my strive to be
Christ-like and to know Him more. I welcome you to come
along for the ride. Read, respond if you want, and examine
the way I react to this world around us.

And it might not be pretty, I'll warn you of that.

Why? Because I'm human, a sinner, and I do and feel and
think sinful things. But I'm so unbelievably lucky.
Because He forgives me, even when I do insult and offend
Him with my actions. And I hope you forgive me too for
what you read here, and what you think about me because of
it--however, if you don't, that's your choice. I won't be
offended if so--maybe hurt, but in my heart, He will be
number one, and living for Him is my goal and my dream.
And it's a road that will incur persecution. Perhaps some
of that will come from you? Who knows.

But enough with the disclaimers and serious contemplation
of what could happen. It is ironic that I will say:

Let it begin.

And then say:

It's about time I got to sleep. I have to be well rested
for Church tomorrow morning, and for a day of work ahead of
me. It will be a whole new day, with new opportunities for
me to serve Him, and to grow in Him.

I'm excited.

How about you?

-MTA

P.S. One additional note: A big shout-out thanks to a Miss JKL for
giving (sharing, actually) the idea to keep a journal of this sort.
Thanks so much Kimchi! :D


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