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how do You define Redemption?

August16

so…

last week I posited this on Linkedin:

Brian Patrick Cork: “what if redemption isn’t realized by some form of vindication (that is based on our limited perception), but by a life-time of contribution that becomes our legacy? how do we look back on our days on this earth with satisfaction? how will future generations describe us as individuals?”

that evidently caught Jay Beckner’s attention.

Jay Beckner
Jay Beckner (E-Commerce Manager at PetFirst Healthcare) wrote:
“That’s a great question, Brian. Those with big goals they may never get their win. How do you stay optimistic?”

my first response to Jay was, “what if part of the answer includes hope? also, having a cause, such as finishing well? perhaps, having someone to love that inspires us to be an example, or by example?”

meanwhile… the plot thickens with additional thinking from non-other than Glen Hobbs, himself:

Brian Cork – Obed Edom

“2 Sam 6:12 “The Lord has blessed the household of Obed-edom and all that belonged to him, because of the ark of God”.

Obed-Edom looked after the ark for  three months when the Israelites were scared to move it further. everything around Obed-edom prospered while the ark was in his home.

the ark represented the presence of God. that was the Old Testament. Now, under the new covenant, we who are believers are indwelt (literally “fused”) with the very presence of God (John 14:16-17, 16:7, Acts 1:4, 1 Corinthians 3:16). that means wherever we go, we now carry His presence.

“Brian, as I was thinking about all that you are doing, it struck me that you bring favor and prosperity into situations you step into, because you carry His presence, and He has gifted you. It affects not only your own businesses, but those with whom you come in contact. Because of His presence in you, and your presence with them, their businesses will prosper. The blessing in your life will overflow into theirs.”  -Glenn

So… Jay… Here might be the answer to your own question:

Genesis 30:27 “The Lord blessed me because of you”.

UPDATE:

not to be outdone, or a good friend, for thaat matter, Chip Brackley offerd this sobering posit:

“Let’s talk about it.  I think it does and you are right to be careful around how you view yourself in regards to this.  This is not something you can take lightly and there needs to be a healthy “fear” or reverence around this.  There is a reason Obed Edom was given the Ark in the first place.  Read the chapter before to see why he got it and let’s try and figure out what that means in all of this as well.”

more later, I’m confident.

peace be to my Brothers and Sisters.

brian patrick cork

3 Comments to

“how do You define Redemption?”

  1. Avatar August 27th, 2012 at 10:13 am The Unsinkable brian cork™ » Blog Archive » I hope God knows Lance Armstrong is a hero Says:

    [...] is always at-hand. so, how do we define redemption? I tried it recently with another post, how do You define Redemption. read it. do it [...]


  2. Avatar September 16th, 2012 at 5:23 pm Michael Robert Brown Says:

    Cool blog! Is your theme custom made or did you download it from somewhere? A design like yours with a few simple adjustements would really make my blog jump out. Please let me know where you got your design. Kudos


  3. Avatar September 17th, 2012 at 5:06 pm Brian Patrick Cork Says:

    hello Michael.

    the theme I’m currently using is a wordpress.org template that was customized and tweaked by Rob Riggs at, http://www.yourdesignonline.com. Rob and his crew are terrific.

    bon chance.

    – Cork


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