Ginrich's Devotional Blog

August 25, 2020

Keep Our Eyes on Jesus

Hebrews 12:2 2 fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.  (NIV)

Luke 2:15 15 When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.”  (NIV)

The shepherds saw a magnificent, heavenly sight and sound they never heard or dreamed about before.  For most people, seeing and hearing the angels would have been more than enough.  Not for the shepherds.  They eagerly decided they must go see the baby Jesus for themselves.  They wanted to fix their eyes on Jesus.  We are told to fix our eyes on Jesus.  Right now, we can’t see Jesus physically but we still can fix our eyes on Him.  We do this through reading and studying about all He did and said while physically walking this earth.  To do this, we must not only read the red letters in the Holy Bible, we must read all of it.  Not only read, but study.  What did Jesus say in various circumstances?  What did Jesus do in various circumstances?  We are to be imitators of Jesus.  To do that we must speak in the same way and act in the same way.  That doesn’t mean mimic Him.  It does mean we are to speak and do with the same goal and in the same motivation as Jesus did.  His goal was to honor His Father and obey Him in all things and circumstances and reveal the Father’s love and light to all.  Those last 2 word in the last sentence are important.  To ALL.  We can’t be selective of who we will love, encourage and help.  Jesus wasn’t selective.  Let us be imitators of Jesus.  Let us keep our eyes on Him through daily study of the Holy Bible and daily conversation with Him through the Holy Spirit.

March 14, 2020

Wait for Answers

Filed under: dream,God,Uncategorized — by ginrich @ 7:39 pm

Daniel 2:15 15 He asked the king’s officer, “Why did the king issue such a harsh decree?” Arioch then explained the matter to Daniel.  (NIV)

Daniel was very wise.  He was asked to interpret a dream the king had without the king telling him about the dream.  Daniel knew he could not do this on his own.  The only way he could do it was to ask God to give him the dream and interpretation.  Daniel was willing to wait for God’s answer.  So often we are in such a hurry.  We want answers right away.  When we don’t get the answer instantly we tend to rush on in our own fallible wisdom.  We would have much less trouble in our lives if we would take the time to wait on God to give us the answers.  God knows the right time for the right answers.  He won’t give us answers until we are really ready for them.  Let’s learn to slow down like Daniel and wait on God for all the answers we need to all of life’s problems.

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