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CAROL : KIND – FORGIVING

CAROL: KIND – FORGIVING

Another birthday-I know you don’t want to be reminded
We owe you big time-for a multitude of things you do every day
Thank you for partnering with me these 49 years
I never thought I would lived that long-but we have together

Kindness is your strong suit
You care for me, our children and grand-children without a second thought
No matter how grumpy we are, how difficult
You move through your day with grace
Making us feel value and worth by your consistent kindness

Sacrifice is a close second
I’ve traveled all our married life and it has been tough on you
You’ve never complained, never shirked taking 100% of the responsibility
We are truly partners but so often you pull my share too
I am so blessed by you, thank you, thank you, thank you

Love for me and each of our family members runs deep
You express it in so many ways
By the meals you make, washing clothes
Organizing our household, keeping the house running in good order
I am overwhelmed at times with the work pace you keep

Peace and joy undergird your day
I feel it, I need it, I am grateful for it
Jesus in you, shared with me and all of us
It’s who you are
Precious to the Lord and me and our family

Wise and caring, forgiving and understanding
I am so blessed to be with you
To have a wife like you
The recipient of your devotion
HAPPY BIRTHDAY CAROL – HAPPIEST OF BIRTHDAYS!

CLAY CORVIN 11/29/17

 

YOU

YOU

A core of steel, a heart of gold
Caring, wise, able
Sold out for Jesus

Wife and friend
Her husband the best
She knows the way

Obstacles surmounting
No quit, no fear
Jesus has her hand

She is bright as a rising sun
Luminous as a full moon
Attracting people with ease

A learner, a doer
Vibrant and strong
Growing through adversity

Family, friends, the needy
Count with her
Serving, listening, helping

Jesus her goal
Following Him each day
Becoming more like Jesus

Her life an open book
Sacrifice a strength
You are God’s child

CC. 11/23/17

EXODUS TO EXILE

EXODUS TO EXILE – SIN HAS A HOLD ON US – HOSEA 9-14

Exodus to the Exile Israel constantly sinned
Choosing idols over God – they did it their way
Stoning the prophets – idolizing religion
Hosea shared Gomer’s life – amidst the sin he loved her

Before we cast any stones, let’s look at the ground we are on
My feet follow a selfish path, my way, poor me, all alone
Yet the Father calls me to change, Israel was the same
They didn’t listen, neither do I

In the fullness of time the Father’s wrath carried Israel away
The land was barren for hundreds of years; a truth prophesied
Becoming reality, destroyed a nation beloved of God
He did it their way, sin results in destruction, God’s call-change

I’m thinking of my life, maybe yours too
How often we think our plans are God’s plans and we can see them through
The pain and anguish from foolish ways, why me Lord our cry
But the Word is complete-it points to me-bend your knee-follow ME

Hosea travailed over Gomer, He trusted the Lord God
Instructions were followed to the letter, his pain more than I can imagine
God loved Hosea, Hosea loved Gomer, God loves Israel
Even after all this the Father was still seeking Israel’s best good

Jesus is seeking you, He hurts when you hurt
Christ knows that He can equip us to stand in the face of evil
It must be our choice, Jesus is with us, the Holy Spirit resides in our heart
Let the Lord have your weakness, He will give you His strength

Life passes quickly, we cast ourselves as the lead in our living play
The problem is that Jesus is the lead, we are to follow His say
Bend the knee to Jesus, ask Him to take your hand, give Him your life
Evil will leave your presence; His power will lead you His way

Clay Corvin October 28, 2017

AWAKE

AWAKE

It’s often hard to sleep
So much going on, I toss and turn
Everything is happening, I feel the anxiety of the day

My creator lives, he handled all things
Before I arrived
After I’m gone, the Father will continue to handle all things

Why do I fumble with my sleep?
It’s hard enough when I’m relaxed
Yet I continue in pain, O Lord, please know my name

Jesus is my Savior, He gives me His righteousness
He is Lord, I am not, so when my journey begins I trust Him
He is my help, He will be with me, guiding me

The Father is watching over me, He is my Lord
He never tires and never sleeps
He will not let me stumble and fall, Jesus is attentive to me

I seek to simplify my life, it will be gone too soon to be complicated
Holy Spirit speak to me, remind me to praise Father, Son and Holy Spirit
Help me experience your love in a new and deep way, I want to know YOU Lord

The Lord is good in every way
Every thought the Lord has for me is a thought for good
He is with me, here now, available 24/7-I count with Jesus

CC October 27, 2017

LIFE IS HARD – GOD IS GOOD HOSEA 1:1-2

LIFE IS HARD – GOD IS GOOD   HOSEA 1:1-2
 
Not a full head – A Changed life
Heart pure – Life transparent
Each one of us is responsible to live like Jesus – God focus
Trusting, Obeying – Letting His Word change us
Not me taking God’s Word and accosting others – Living my life as I please
 
The Lord our God is the only God, the one true God
Composed of Father, Son and Holy Ghost – there are no other gods
He is here, He knows what we are doing – Jesus is alive and active in us
We cannot ignore Him – we do so at great risk for our choice against God is His wrath
His will cannot be ignored – He is calling each one of us to be World Changers
 
God loves me – I desperately need His love – Jesus save me and keep me
He disciplines me – I am His child – His discipline moves me out of harm’s way
Calling me to repent – To turn from my sinful ways – I sin so easily and quickly
The Lord is my shepherd – Guiding me, directing me, keeping me
Unless I am changing there is no relationship with the Lord God
 
The World encourages easy answers – cool, tough and tender
Follow me the World says – the wide road, the easy road, the self-directing road
Do what you want – Live the way you feel you should – oh I’ve studied Buddha
The sky, the Earth, the birds, the bees – my observations says
Yet ALL have sinned and fallen short of God – God has revealed His way of salvation in Jesus
 
God is not distant – we don’t capture Him
He loves the loveless – For God so lived that He gave His only begotten Son
He is God and we are not – He seeks us – He calls us – But we have to listen or we miss the call
Jesus is the only way to the Father – Salvation is a gift from God
By faith we claim His salvation – By faith we believe in Him and live for Him – I surrender
 
Clay Corvin – August 19, 2017

 

OUR CALL – JOSHUA 1

OUR CALL – JOSHUA 1

Our walk begins in Jesus-He is God’s everything
In Him our future – In Him our function
We live and breathe and are in Jesus
Dealing with each issue we face by His Word and in Him

We are called to a moment by moment experience of life
Everything we do in the now, this moment-the present quickly done
The future beckoning – the past accusing
Know this-God says “trust me-move on”

Joshua directed to cross the Jordan-leading Israel into the “promised land”
The Lord calls us to live our life-don’t back down-don’t give up-be
We belong to Him-each of us has promise and value-Jesus is Lord
We are His, He is ours, every step, every breath, every thought –Jesus

Conflict is part of life-this world is a place of chaos and sin-evil abounds the World reigns
Our call-change—change our self—change the world—be a broker of peace, love, forgiveness
It pleases God to give us strength therefore we can stand in the midst of a perverse generation
Knowing we will not be dragged down, knowing the victory is won, we belong, we count

Be strong and courageous, each one of us is called to ministry
All of us are gifted, some with one gift some with ten gifts but each one of us qualified
We can share about what Jesus is doing in our life, living a life of lavish forgiveness for people
We know God’s will – We know God’s Word – we do what we must and never never quit

Life is hard for everyone-every person you meet is facing significant challenges
They may not have Jesus-you may be the only Jesus they ever meet-care for them
Too often we will not get a redo-life is fast-be kind-be Jesus now
We follow the Lord-we mature-we suffer for Christ-we grow and we do it over and over and over

Daily we seek the Lord’s face, daily we read His Word, daily we speak His care and concern
People need the Lord, they need Jesus more than anything else but they don’t know it
Only those that love them can communicate the love of Christ and it takes courage to share
We are now creatures, we struggle with fear, share Jesus and let Him do the rest

We are challenged to walk in the promised land, to stand with Jesus to serve Him
It will take courage to do this but the Lord is in the business of strengthening His servants
Ask Him and He will give you what you need to minister-share what Jesus is doing in your life
Be confident in His love, love one another, have faith in Him, Jesus is Lord of all

Clay Corvin
July 1, 2017

CHANGE IS A PROCESS

Change is a process, difficult, elusive and hard to do
The universe is aligned against us, it’s called sin, we lose
Yet there is a way before us, hard but profitable
It begins with Jesus, He is God’s everything, He is calling you

We all have a lost façade, formed by sin, no one is exempt
The walking dead, that’s who we were, far from God
But now in Jesus, we have been brought near, He is our salvation
Forgiveness for our sin, provider of our righteousness

No longer at the mercy of the world, we are new creatures in Christ
So, change is what we do, it is a process, difficult, elusive and hard
But, we can do it, if we put our soul to it, surrender ourselves to Jesus
Keep what we do simple, make it heartfelt, knowledge never changes us

Identify your problem, make an action plan, get busy
If you are on your own, find someone you admire, what did they do
Emulate their plan, our heart follows actions, do it, do it
It takes 30 days to make a habit, work you plan, work your plan

Everyone who calls upon the name Jesus will be saved, that means you
Failure is ever present no matter how well you’ve made your plan
But the Lord declares that we must not fear for He is with us
And He declares that it pleases Him to make us strong

What is the process? What must I do beyond a plan?
Focus on the future, why you’ve put this plan in place
Keep on working your plan, never stop, never stop
Success is always the next moment away, the Lord is here, follow Him

Write this plan down, it’s important
The dullest pencil is sharper than the brightest mind
When you’re hip deep in alligators, victory lies in knowing why you drained the swamp
A simple plan, well executed over a period spells success for you

Cleaning up your life takes time, make sure you plan covers at least a year
Build it out in small steps, it takes a while to eat an elephant, one bite at a time
Repetition wins the day, courage helps you stay the course
When you are sick and tired of being sick and tired, stay with Jesus

Good habits are built daily, read God’s Word as if your life depends on it, it does
Claim every one of the 7,000 plus promises you can find, hold them close
Pray, pray, pray – prayer works, because prayer changes you
It’s your life, change comes, Jesus is in charge, He loves you

Clay Corvin 5/13/17

CHANGING

CHANGING
Life changes, seasons come and go, it’s hard to know, how to go
In change misery is optional, joy and peace preferred
Just know for sure, nothing changes if nothing changes

Today I’m doing different, than a year ago, it was a difficult time
Now I’ve claimed the change, I’m writing it down, this is what I will do
I assure you, all the world will come against you, stand your ground

The Father rejoices in making you strong, speak to Him, yes Lord I claim YOU
Make it so Lord, Everyday a good day, it is my right, it is my destiny
Therefore today, this new creature in Christ, claims Jesus as my leader

Renew your mind, fill it with the Word, Jesus is Lord, have you heard
He will never leave you, whether you succeed or fail, Jesus loves you
You can know that the Lord is on your side

Change happens daily, a little here a little there, much will be accomplished
Reach out to your future, become today what you see yourself to be
Make up your mind, nothing changes if nothing changes

Clay Corvin   May 6, 2017

NEW DAY COMING

NEW DAY COMING! PALM SUNDAY MT 21:1-16

New day coming, a day of God’s presence, the land filled with His Word
Jesus called the people to obedience, do what the Lord God says
Listen to Him and obey, not your way but God’s way, that is the perfect way
Resulting in our success, God would that we succeed, He wants the best for us

Save now Oh Lord, save now, come Messiah, come Lord Jesus, we await your return
Jerusalem stirred, even the rocks would cry out as Jesus crosses the Mt of Olives
Riding on a donkey, a beast of burden, no challenge to Rome, He was coming home
Have you listened to Jesus? Have you accepted Him? One day Jesus is coming back

Jesus began with cleansing the temple, now as He enters Jerusalem
His first act is to cleanse the Temple, He infuriated the priests, Jesus wasn’t scared
He knew everything that would happen, He was zealous for His Father’s house
It was a place of worship and praise, not a place for evil, Christ claimed God’s House

We must look to our life. We are the Temple of the Lord, Do we act like it?
Have we surrendered our life? Or are we demanding control, becoming a den of iniquity?
Choose Christ, let Him cleanse your life, Jesus is Lord, He is powerful enough to help you
Obedience is our charge, resulting in praise and worship of the Lord

Jesus comes healing, what are your needs? Great needs? Great healing!
He walks among us, He carries us, guides us, enables us
We trust as little children, Christ is all and in all, we can do all things through Him
Now we know Him by faith but soon face to face and we will dwell with Him forever

Clay Corvin
April 8, 2017

WAKE UP

WAKE UP (MT 28:1-20)

Rejoicing in the risen Lord, Praise God from whom all blessings flow
Christ is alive, He lives in us, we are so very grateful, our call to arms is now

Jesus came to show us how to live, His death paid our price for sin
Now the work needs to be done, every generation has evangelism to do, no grandkids in God’s family

Free, clean, holy, relaxed, assured-too many Christians live that way!
The truth is that there are too many lost dying and going to hell, people need Jesus!

We are saved for a purpose: to be the hands and feet and spokesperson for Jesus
Glorifying the Lord by spreading His Word, doing His work in the highways and byways of life

You are an agent of the Lord God Almighty, Christ is living in you and equips you
His work is dependent on your accepting His call to action, be busy telling the world about Jesus

Our testimony is our relationship, we talk about what Jesus has done in our life
I love Jesus because He first loved me, He is active in my life and guides me day by day

Cooperate with Jesus, get to know Him and get to know Him better, it is relationship
Be about His service, be available for divine appointments, Jesus is the reason for our hope

We are warriors, we are changed and blessed right here right now, not pie in the sky by and by
Right now, right here, Jesus uses us where we are and He is calling us to victorious service

Clay Corvin 4/1/17