Archive for March 17, 2010


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I belong to Him. I am a child of the King–a disciple of the King!

I can approach His throne in freedom and confidence.

I have access to His throne. In fact, I am seated next to Him.

I am made righteous through Him.

I am loved by Him.

The sovereign King accepts me.

I am befriended by Him, chosen by Him, completed by Him.

I am united with Him. I am His child.

I’ll spend eternity in His presence!

I have been given everything by Him.

I am healed by Him. I am hidden in Him. I am defended by Him, and I’m guided by His holy presence.

I am one with the sovereign King.

I am one with the Almighty God.

I am one with Him.

I am established in Him, annointed by Him. I am His workmanship.

He cherishes me; He bought me with His blood.

I was buried and baptized in His death, and I was raised with Him to new life.

I am made alive by the King.

I have been given a spirit, not of fear, but of POWER, of BOLDNESS, and of SOUND MIND. I cannot be separated from His love which goes on and on and on.

I am established in Him. I am annointed by Him. I am saved and healed by Him, sanctified and justified by Him.

I am redeemed. I am cleansed. And I was bought with His blood.

I was burried and baptized into His death.

I have been raised up by Him into His new life. I have been made alive by the King.

So, I was having amazing conversations with several students today, and one of them included a discussion on the idea of Roycean ethics. I am not sure that I completely understand it, but I took away some key ideas (thanks: you know who you are! ;)).

The patient (read: me) is focused on my illness (read: not getting into graduate school) and, therefore, getting back to health (read: getting accepted into graduate school) as soon as possible so that I can live life (read: write, publish, become a full-time professor, etc.).

However, the doctor (read: graduate school of choice) is focused on my disease and getting me better (read: accepting me and getting me out into the world for the purpose of THEIR financial gain and esteem).

Hence, we have a conflict of values. I want to get back to regular life and they want me to get better and make money. Okay, so the analogy may not fully play itself out, but I have been having fun all day applying this to various life scenarios.

Thanks for the amazing discussion, K! And everyone else! You all make me smile!