Ginrich's Devotional Blog

November 19, 2017

One Day

Exodus 20:8 8 “Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. (NIV)

 Today is the day most of us set aside as the Sabbath day.  It is a day to stop from our normal duties and spend quality time with God and with His family of believers.  Some people must work on this day because other people or animals are dependent on them.  God intends for us to work only 6 days a week.  It is important for our mental, emotional, spiritual and physical health to take one day off from our normal chores.  We need to set aside one day a week to rest and renew our entire being through God by taking time to draw apart with Him and with other believers for refreshing, renewal and encouraging.  It matters not what day we set aside as long as we set aside one day.  At the beginning of this day we set aside, let us ask the Holy Spirit to guide us in the use of it.  At the end of this day we set aside, let us ask the Holy Spirit to help us consider what we have learned and done in this day.

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September 14, 2017

The Body Temple

1 Peter 4 ​1 Therefore, since Christ suffered in his body, arm yourselves also with the same attitude, because whoever suffers in the body is done with sin. (NIV)

Our body is the temple of God’s Holy Spirit and we are to treat it as such.  This means we take care of our body to enable it to do the work of the Holy Spirit.  That applies even when we think we might be depriving ourselves of fleshly desires.  Treating our body as the temple of the Holy Spirit means we give our bodies the proper fuel it needs to keep it healthy and strong.  We give it the amount of activity it needs to keep the muscles and bones strong.  We give it the amount of rest it needs to keep it strong.  Yes, sometimes we might feel deprived of our fleshly desires.  Our question is do we love God and want to serve Him more than we love the fleshly temptations of this world.  A momentary pleasure last but just a moment but the joy of obedience lasts or eternity.

August 16, 2017

Health

Proverbs 4:20-22 20 My son, pay attention to what I say; turn your ear to my words. 21 Do not let them out of your sight, keep them within your heart; 22 for they are life to those who find them and health to one’s whole body. (NIV)

 Sunday Night I preached about healing.  There is a lot of teaching going around that says just name it, believe it and claim it.  All promises in the Bible have a condition with them.  Yes, we do live in a sinful world and are subject to the diseases in this world, but God has given us instruction on how to stay in good health.  If we smoke, we can expect heart disease or lung cancer.  If we binge on a lot of sugar and gain a lot of extra weight, we can expect diabetes.  There are many diseases and sickness that are attributed directly to our lack of discipline and eating correctly.  God has given us freedom of choice.  We can choose to maintain a healthy body for the temple of His Holy Spirit dwelling in us or we can forget wisdom and discipline and ignore the rules of good health.  The choice is ours.  When diseases of the sinful world assault us, we still have a choice to listen to the wisdom of the Holy Spirit for directions of receiving the miracle God has for us.  Let us stop blaming other things or people and take responsibility for our own health.  Let us maintain healthy minds and bodies so the Holy Spirit has a healthy home within us and can flow unimpeded through us to this sinful world.

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