Saturday, December 20, 2014


by clay on 12/13/2014

I want joy-my heart my soul yearns for joy

A constant search through the activities of life
Fear stalks me-running so hard to stay ahead
Today tomorrow the next day joy takes a back seat
Life overwhelms me and mistakenly I claim
Success as the key-it’s not- simply sidetracked me
Power sought- claimed- acquired-so empty it burdened me
Fear stalks me-running so hard to stay ahead

I heard an old old story-it reached the marrow of my soul
About a Savior born in Bethlehem-He came for me
God stepped into my world, our world and identified with me
Sin overwhelms me and mistakenly I think I can deal with it
Today sins my neighbor tomorrow its my landlord
Jesus came to set me free-to set each one of us free
He is Lord, Lord of all, victor, conqueror, deliverer: He loves you and me

I want joy-my heart my soul yearns for joy

Jesus points me to His Word-He speaks of joy 365 times
Jesus knew I needed salvation of my soul
His salvation brings joy to me-to us
I asked Him into my heart-He forgave me of my sin
He lives in me-His peace pervades me
All the days that lie ahead-my heart is filled with Christ
He has all power in heaven and on earth-the victory has been won
Nothing can separate us, nothing can defeat us- Jesus brings joy to my life

I have joy- Jesus is alive in me

Clay Corvin 12/13/14

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by clay on 11/01/2014

Once dead-born that way-chose that way-going that way
Just like the world-every single person a slave to sin
Separates us totally from God-HE abhors sin
Causes us to walk according to the spirit of the age
Anything His Word says is true –we despise and refute

Deluded-we were utterly dead to spiritual things
We didn’t care about God’s way
We created our way and was glad in it-a form of religion devoid of God
Hostile and regimented against the things of God-denying His authority
We wanted what we wanted when we wanted it-might makes right

Disobedient-we had no relationship with God
Our very nature was disobedient-by culture and refinement we sought to rule
Just below the surface lurks a malevolent evil that stands against God
Completely and totally rejecting His way
We create our own God and he is us

Defiled- a natural depravity that controls us
Doomed from birth-we feel it but cannot identify it
We are on the road to perdition and are planting flowers along the way
What a beautiful life we lead-death has a fearsome hold on us
But for the grace of God go I

But God in His amazing Grace and wondrous love came looking for me
He died for me saving me from my sin-breaking the chains of bondage that held me
Giving me new life for free and His eternal grace poured out on me in Christ
Jesus gives me everything I need-no longer doomed-I am alive in Christ
Jesus loves me-as if there is none other than me

Plucked from the tomb-His life is alive in me
Placed on a throne- in heavenly places I live with Him here and now
By His grace I am saved thru faith
His love in me changes me-new birth recreates me
I am in His family, I have a relationship with the Father and Jesus is Lord of me

Clay Corvin November 1, 2014

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October 31, 2014

SATAN’S KINGDOM Satan’s kingdom is one It is not divided Every thought is evil Every act has destruction in mind Evil, evil, evil-no holding back The focus is your failure Blinding your heart Covering your ears Making you not smart Every action by the Evil One is towards your destruction Depression and misdirection Has God […]

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October 23, 2014

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October 14, 2014

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August 24, 2014

THE REALITIES OF THE CHRISTIAN LIFE EPH 1:3-14 Praise the Lord, His will is perfect, He is always good The Holy Trinity-Father, Son, and Holy Spirit is the source of our blessing His blessings showered upon us in the heavenlies, where Satan roams That prince of the powers of the air may haunt the heavenlies […]

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August 16, 2014

EPH 1:1-3 WE THINK We think about God in our terms So limited – So disappointing Why this and why that -God should do this God doesn’t exist – God does exist like this Did God? – How can God? I can’t imagine God would – and yet we have no imagination Our intellect is […]

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August 9, 2014

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July 19, 2014

I grew up there-with lions and tigers and bears Mysteries abounded-yet it sheltered me from the unknown Deep in the recesses of my mind-it is a place I’m known And loved Throughout victories and defeat-I was welcomed as me Warts and all it was where I belonged Something happened as a teenager I roamed-seeking new […]

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July 3, 2014

Cool at 88 degrees, breezy and low humidity-Birmingham weather on Thursday July 3, 2014. I’m sitting at a Starbucks in Brookwood Village nestled against a low hill with a nice shade over the parking lot. I’m not sure what I thought it would be like to spend ten days in the city of my youth. […]

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IT ISN’T HARD (1 Kings 8:1-66)

June 11, 2014

It isn’t hard to ignore the Lord, we feel so accomplished and complete Hurting all over, ignoring our defeats We maintain a sense of eternity, no rational reason for belief But we do believe, Jesus is our strength-HE is God’s everything Night rolls into day, time flies by-leaving our good intentions high and dry What […]

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June 3, 2014

Kind words Precious living Time enough for worry Let’s focus on the good All around are lights from the Lord Think on these things Jesus is Lord We serve Him We glorify Him He loves us Rest as you face adversity God is in control His Word is a light unto our feet A lamp […]

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May 18, 2014

Life is a journey, some old some new Always voices pulling at you Famous last words predicting our path We must learn to think and make good choices Who will we listen too? Daniel Webster ridiculed the purchase of California Today if it were a country it would be the 5th largest GDP economy in […]

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GOOD NEWS (MK 15:42-16:8)

April 19, 2014

Sin has overwhelmed us Each one dead in their trespass and sin Christ has made it possible for our forgiveness God has met our desperate need Joseph of Arimethaea a member of the Sanhedrin Had covertly followed Jesus At the Cross Joseph changed He knew the sacrifice Jesus had made Defying his fears Joseph asked […]

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April 12, 2014

Jesus submitted Himself to the establishment Abused by the leaders who swore to do God’s will They lied and cheated the system Abusing Jesus they convicted Him and delivered Him to Pilate Jesus knew what would happen Willingly He accepted the road to the Cross He knew our sin; it destroyed Him His heart near […]

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March 21, 2014

Held a prisoner Info to come Walking daily by faith Knowing His way Believing He’s won No matter the outcome Holding on A prisoner no more His victory underscored Info has come We will walk another day Jesus is my ONE I know what victory tastes like I know how darkness feels The Lord never […]

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GETHSEMANE (MK 14:32-42)

March 15, 2014

Jesus sweated drops of blood His pain for our sin His agony complete Christ knew what was ahead He felt the loneliness we feel and yet without sin Adam yielded to Satan Jesus yielded to God My life has been and is filled with sin Even though I seek to grow It’s always a struggle […]

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March 2, 2014

The Gospel of Mark presents the activities of Jesus Fast paced, not concerned about the finer points of theology Just the facts please All about what Jesus did Christ came preaching salvation Repent and believe in the Gospel Change your mind, change your direction The Lord is alive and He loves you – Turn away […]

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