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Denial is Not a River in Egypt

September 16, 2014

“Denial is not a river in Egypt” is one of those great lines I wish I’d written.

No idea who did.  Picked it up along the way and love it.

“Denial is not a river in Egypt” is a call to stop pretending and face what’s real.

Jesus said, “If you stick with this, living out what I tell you, you are my disciples for sure. Then you will experience for yourselves the truth, and the truth will free you.”  (John 8:32, the Message version)

Are you living in the freedom of Christ’s truth today, or are you drowning in what’s not a river?

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  1. I first came across that phrase in a place I cannot say. However, I will say it was modeled for me in half of a parenting team and many of my siblings. When we learn the gaps of truth in the past we were raised in, then we are freed for the truth of the Gospel as well. Though, my commitment to Christ predated my “knowledge of the River”, it was only strengthened with the freeing! And, since my Upper Room worked its way unreachably between the “cushions” of the recliner couch (it will need to fall a little further, I am counting my time here and in the Bible as devotions of the morning (replying to reply in “What Will Your Verse Be Today?”, “Substance over Style”, and “Denial is Not a River in Egypt”. Feel like I am really back in Bible Study again!!

    BTW, The Message paraphrase he purports as v. 32 is actually paraphrase of vv. 31-32. (Aren’t you glad to have me as only a “virtual parishioner”?)

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    • Love that you feel “like I am really back in Bible Study again” by coming here!

      And I’d be honored to have you as both “virtual parishioner” and “F2F” as well…am for sure enjoying you and your Comments, thank you.

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    • Yup, a 12 Stepper here, friend of Bill W., etc.

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  2. I was in the family arm. What is F2F? Ditz today. Mind numbing of the Gunsmoke, Bonanza, Walker Texas Ranger four hours I had with “mama”. My friend’s mom’s dementia is getting deeper and she is thrilled by those shows. I was just there, with her (and fed her lunch), but I feel wrung out. But, Shirley (her name) is a love and her little dog protects her fiercely (Chihuahua).

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