Ginrich's Devotional Blog

March 1, 2019

Transformation

Filed under: Christ,Christians,Father,God,Jesus,Lord,Uncategorized — by ginrich @ 8:58 pm

2 Corinthians 3:18 18 And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit. (NIV)

Life is movement.  There is no standing still in life.  We either move or we die.  For Christians, we must be constantly changing, constantly being transformed into the image of Christ Jesus.  If we are not moving, not in a state of being transformed, our faith is in the process of dying.  A dear friend of mine who was in her 100’s said, “Any day I don’t learn something new about my Lord and Savior is a day wasted.”  When we rise in the morning it should be with an expectation to continue to transformation process and as we are being transformed, learning something new about our Lord, Jesus Christ.  Before we sleep at night we should review the day and express to God, the Father, what we have learned about His Son during the day.  As we do this, we can’t help but be filled with the glory that comes from the Lord.

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Grumbling

Filed under: anger,God,mercy,praise,suffering,Uncategorized — by ginrich @ 8:43 pm

Philippians 2:14 14 Do everything without grumbling or arguing, (NIV)

Wow.  No grumbling and no arguing.  There are so many things about which we like to grumble.  My biggest one is what I consider to be bad weather.  Along with this verse we might combine Philippians 4:11  I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. (NIV)  If we are grumbling about anything we are not being content.  The same is true when we argue.  Doing either of these implies we don’t believe God is in control of all that touches us.  No matter what we face, there is always a positive side to anything we consider to be an adversity.  Suffering, something most of us don’t really experience, produces endurance and faith.  We tend to grumble about the most inconsequential of things.  Instead of being negative, let’s always look for the positive in and through all situations we face.  Instead of arguing, let us remember arguing doesn’t change anyone’s mind but does hurt relationships.  In all we do and in all we experience, let us maintain an attitude of praise and thanksgiving to God for His grace and mercy.

 

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