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Archive - July 2016

REAL PEOPLE

 

Real people connect, respect and listen
They aren’t trying to impress you
They value you – a person uniquely created by God
In the image of the Lord
One who can bend the knee to Jesus and live in His righteousness

Community is important with real people
No lone rangers in the kingdom
We are brothers and sisters of Christ
He is our elder brother and we are God’s children
The Father is our Father-The Holy Spirit indwells each of us

Real people live no excuse lives
They look out for those around them
They serve and serve and serve
The needy have a place in their heart
They stand with the community of Christ to help the helpless

They are an example to follow
Women submit to their husband in marriage, not society
Husbands submit to Christ-He died for the church
But women and men have the same standing with Christ
They are servants first and leaders second

Becoming is their mantra
Becoming more like Jesus day by day
Dealing with sin in their life
Standing up under pressure
Whining and moaning are set Aside-Jesus died for them-they die for Him

Sin is rooted out whenever it rears its ugly head
Hands, feet and mind have been trained to rush to sin-now they must be retrained
Real people fight their sin and submit it to Jesus
He will equip them, He will enable them, they must turn from their sin
You aren’t weak, too often just lazy in dealing with sin-root it out

Real people submit to Jesus
Their life, their activities, their heart
They become His hands and feet in their community
Sacrifice and service to the Lord and to their fellow man
Vengeance belongs to God, Their life is in submission to Jesus to serve the Father

The world never changes
Real people are constantly changing, Becoming more like Jesus,
Testing, checking, equipping, encouraging, enabling
Prayer is their first defense; the Bible helps them grow in Godliness
Jesus constantly their companion, He is Lord, He is God’s everything

Clay Corvin July 16, 2016

 

PERSONAL GODLINESS

PERSONAL GODLINESS
I’ve been thinking about this all week. As I’ve upped and downed this has weighed on my mind and my heart. After several conversations out of the blue with staff members and me chiming in with thoughtful, insightful (quite ironic) suggestions the Lord pointed the finger of guilt at me.

1 Timothy 4:7-10 7 Have nothing to do with godless myths and old wives’ tales; rather, train yourself to be godly. 8 For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come. 9 This is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance. 10 That is why we labor and strive, because we have put our hope in the living God, who is the Savior of all people, and especially of those who believe.

I’ve struggled with physical training since I completed my Army service. I am a devoted workaholic, to the point of ignoring my own spiritual training. At this point in my life it is time that I began to assess and faithfully deal with my own PERSONAL GODLINESS. If I don’t I will regret it. Everyday is a challenge and I need to face that challenge of growth in Godliness as I deal with my work, my study, my writing and all other aspects of personal relationships.

GODLINESS

I am responsible for the way I live my life
I can’t duck behind an addiction or oversight
Mindless activity does not absolve me
Worldly endeavors must not absorb my time
Life is winding down quickly
Time is of the essence
Do it now is my theme song-DO IT NOW

I will focus on the things of God
All found in the person of Jesus Christ
I want to know Him better
My conversation with Him will be detailed
First I must bring the needy before Him
Second is my own personal sinfulness
Sin is real, it is deep, it is pervasive, Lord cleanse me

Heaven is just ahead
I don’t know what it will be like but I know it will be wonderful
Jesus will be there and I will praise Him now to deepen my praise then
Jesus will be the focus of my existence there-I will make it my focus now
Everything I do must be weighed in the sight of the Father
Lord give me spiritual eyes that I might see your activity
You Lord Jesus will be at the center of all I do

My hope is in Jesus
He is God’s EVERYTHING
Bible reading will be done with an awareness of its focus on Jesus
Daily prayers will be said in light of His presence-I will say it to His face
My actions will be reviewed in the presence of the Father-no excuses
Therefore I will keep short accounts of sin and confess them immediately
I want to strive to become like Jesus – more like Jesus everyday in every way

Clay Corvin 7/13/16