Ginrich's Devotional Blog

May 16, 2019

His Power

2 Corinthians 12:9 9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.  (NIV)

As I get older, I notice my body getting weaker.  I also notice my memory slipping just a little.  I’m so very glad for this verse.  I don’t have to figure out the answers to the problems I face.  I only need to go to scripture, the Word of God, the Holy Bible and listen to the Holy Spirit and know with total confidence that God will let me know what ever I need to know.  He always has the perfect solution for any problem.  I don’t know how to keep our nation from becoming Sodom but I do know how to lift up this nation before the throne of God and trust Him to work through His children.  All this keeps me from stress and worry.  I can choose to have complete trust and confidence in my Father.  It is in our understanding of our weakness that God can funnel His power through us.  When we don’t see His power, it is because we are mistrusting in our own imagined power.  His grace is indeed sufficient for us for His power is perfect.  Let us learn to let His power flow freely through us.

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February 25, 2019

Kingdom of God

Filed under: Christ,forgive,God,Holy Spirit,Jesus,judging,Obey,sin,Uncategorized — by ginrich @ 8:21 pm

Luke 17:21  Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you. (KJV)

The kingdom of God is a spiritual place, for God is Spirit.  When we accept Jesus into our hearts, minds and lives the kingdom of God enters into us in the person of the Holy Spirit.  The kingdom of God consists of God’s children, the believers and followers of Jesus Christ.  When Jesus returns to this earth only those who are God’s children, those who are already in His kingdom, will remain.  Those who refused to follow Jesus will be permanently separated from God’s kingdom.  When we live in a kingdom, we follow the laws of that kingdom.  Breaking the laws is sin.  When we break a law, we must confess, admit our guilt.  But we have an advocate, a Defender in the person of Jesus who, as defender and judge, forgives us and allows us to continue being in the kingdom and the kingdom in us.  How wonderful to be in a relationship with the defender and judge of all.

January 13, 2019

Seeing Clearly

Filed under: God,judging,sin,Uncategorized — by ginrich @ 8:28 pm

Matthew 7:5 5 You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye. (NIV)

Most of us stop with the meaning of quit judging others and get the sin out of our own lives.  There is more to this verse than that.  After we have gotten victory of a particular sin, we are able to help someone else who is struggling with the same sin.  It is hard to help others when we haven’t had the same experiences.  Many times we go through various trials so we can be more qualified to help others going through the same trial.  After breaking my knee cap, I am more aware of the struggles of those who have handicaps.  Mine was only temporary but so many are permanent.  I now know when and how to help when I see someone else struggling to move from one place to another.  When we go through various struggles, let’s be sure to ask God to make us aware of all we need to learn in order to help others in the same struggles.

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