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ACTIVITIES OF JESUS – JOHN 11

ACTIVITIES OF JESUS – JOHN 11

Gratitude is an action –not a position or a statement –it underscores our position
As humans, we often don’t see our self-centeredness – overlooking the important people in our life
Always on the go – grasping the golden ring – doing the next exciting thing
Faithfulness, focus, forgiveness, healing, caring, loving, taking second place seldom seen

Jesus was a listening friend- he knew our helplessness –as the world eroded our gifts
How difficult it was for us to focus on Him – how easily we are distracted
Often to our chagrin or hurt – missing cogent moments – when friendship is needed
Jesus never misunderstood His mission-it was to die on a cross, alone, except for the Father’s love

Jesus loved with a depth and thoroughness we cannot comprehend
From the Godhead, three in one, Jesus loved us before the foundation of the world
He knew our need for love-the desperate things we would do for it
How we would be overcome with pain and grief when unloved-therefore He loves us

A gracious teacher, Jesus knows the end of the story, He knows He is walking towards His death
Jesus was totally committed to do His Father’s will-committed to giving the Father all the glory
He knew you, He knew your sin, and still He died for you, He loves you this moment
He is the life, He is the light, He is the way, come let us walk with Him

Jesus spoke the truth, He was a wondrous speaker, He shared with us in story form
He knows our need, He knows our sorrow, He brings value and worth to our life
Calling us to Himself, He will give us the wisdom we need to live a full and vibrant life
Despite the heartache and disruption that each of us experience-life is hard

Jesus arrives in our life at just the right time-for some it’s early- for others it is later
He is the Savior of the World-He saves us from our sin-brings us into His Father’s house
We belong, we become members of God’s family, from now unto eternity
We will not die, for Jesus gives us eternal life, life like the Father

Jesus is seeking us-in our hour of hurt He comes-blessing, encouraging, providing
He will never let us go-He will never fail us-He calls us to pray-continually-always
Believe in Jesus-He believes in us-obey Him-trust His guidance
Talk with Him more, listen to Him completely and always, Jesus is Lord and He loves you

Jesus sees our hate, He knows our indifference, He feels our pain, He will not let you go
Religion fails, Jesus never fails, His will is that we succeed and He will help us
Our great problem is defining success-people count, people count with Jesus
Humility, gratitude, and forgiveness of others are certainly a major part of any success

The Compassionate One, He wept, He saw all of the sorrow that each of us would know
He prayed for us, He prayed for our life, He cared for us, as if we were the only one He had to care for
Our wondrous Lord, He brings us joy and peace, He covers us with His grace new each day
Jesus was raised from the grave, ascended to the Father and He is coming back for us

Come Lord Jesus, Come

Clay Corvin – December 17, 2016

 

IAS-PEACE AND JOY

A child of strength, filled with love, concerned for all she meets
Caring, sharing, giving-she knows their need
Everyday a challenge, few see the work she does
Her heart filled with God’s concerns, each day a day of love

A child of wisdom, people need the Lord
Her attitude one of kindness, never exhibiting her intellect
Humility at every turn, gentle beyond demand
Each day her heart renews her resolve, today is a day of God’s love

A child of sunshine, she bears light, her demeanor
Her face filled with His love, her heart overflowing with concern
Each person she meets feels this joy, uplifting, encouraging
Daily equipped to equip others to be better at life today

A child of pain, she knows the world and yet is not deterred
She is an emissary of the Lord High God, Jesus is His name
Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, she knows this name and shares it will everyone she meets
Because her heart beats for Christ, her works display His love for her

A child of the Lord, she is called to minister, to those that are in great need
She helps them struggle through heartache, desperation and despair
Jesus is her guide; He loves her and she loves them because the Lord loves her
This is her joy, service, submission to the Lord, sacrifice

A woman of substance, serving people because the Lord loves people
A woman of joy, it radiates from her, it is who she is
A woman of commitment, every day she works for the Lord
A woman beloved of God, sorrows often her lot, peace from the Lord her foundation

Jesus loves her and she grows in this love day by day
She is His joy, she lives His victory, she knows His way
The Lord uses her every place she goes, people are drawn to her
IAS confidently, consistently walks with Jesus, He loves her totally and completely: God is Love
Clay Corvin 12/8/16 To a friend much admired and a real joy to know