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Good vs Bad

27 Aug

There is a good and bad Cleve and I pray that God will keep his Holy Spirit working and dealing with me so that the good grows bigger and the bad becomes less and dies. As Paul said I have to crucify my self (bad parts) daily in order to allow the good to come out.


There are many times that I have total control over my actions and tongue and should just stop before I act or speak. In those times I have to remember the Golden rule Gods command, “Do unto others as I would have them do unto me”. Many times its me that is selfish and others have done no wrong against me, Those are the times I call, “Its about me”. In those times I have to remember what God did when he sent his son Jesus to die on the cross for me. I know that God would have sent Jesus just for me had I been the only one however there are others (everyone of us) that he did that for. So Its not about me but about every person on this “People Planet” as my former Pastor Joey Rogers would have said referring to the world. This world is not about a place but a house that people occupy and there are so many people both family and friends that we all know that are lost (hell bound) and need someone to tell them about the love of Jesus.


So considering this why how can I allow the Bad to come out of me and into the places I go and keep his light from living in me? Jesus brought life to us and his life in us is his light and glory revealed through us as we go about our day


I also know that many times others deserve to receive from me something other than good or kindness, But what about me do I not deserve something other than what God has given me? I can resound a loud YES I don’t get from God what I deserve. He is so merciful to me everyday and shows me Grace beyond measure. The Good in me would have never been enough good to get me to heaven and the bad no matter how big it is will not keep me from going there as long as I recognize my need for the Grace and Mercy of my God in heaven. I have to accept Jesus and what he did on the cross to wash away the bad and open the door to the Father.


When I started this writing this it was really because I want to share about the Good vs Bad Cleve and how no matter how hard I try and how much I study to understand what I need to do in order to live a life pleasing to my Father, I fail miserably most of the time and actually was feeling down and defeated. However as I considered what God did for me and you it is so consuming when considered all I can do is say Thank you Father.


Gods grace and mercy is sufficient for us today and everyday to come………………………………….


My prayer today is one of thankfulness to my God the Father and creator and to Jesus Christ that died for us. Help me Holy Spirit today to spread goodness and stop my “Its about Me” Attitude. Help me to remove the big “I” from the middle of my AttItude.