Ginrich's Devotional Blog

May 27, 2020

Deception

Filed under: Uncategorized,Bible,God's Word,God,scriptures,Word,light — by ginrich @ 7:24 pm

2 Corinthians 11:14 14 And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light. (NIV)

I seldom write about Satan otherwise known as the devil because I don’t like given him attention  However, it is very important for all of us to recognize this deceiver.  Satan is very deceptive.  He makes little suggestions to us that seem harmless.  He might say, go ahead and lie because it’s just a little lie and you don’t want to hurt someone’s feelings by speaking the truth.  However, on little lie leads to more lies which lead to bigger lies and before long, we are trapped in lies.  It’s the same with stealing.  We might take a pen from work.  It’s just a pen.  No one will miss it.  Before long we will be taking more and more things away from our employer.  How do we learn to recognize when it’s Satan attempting to deceive us?  This is why it is so important that we have the word of God, the words in the Holy Bible, deeply planted in our minds and able to recall them.  Every deception by Satan has a real truth in the scriptures.  Satan has an uncanny way of change just one word as he quotes scripture to us.  In Genesis 3 he questioned Eve by asking if God said they weren’t to eat from any tree in the garden.  Satan likes to put questions in our mind as to what God actually said.  Satan dangles the good in front of us.  God desires the best for us.  Let us continue to eat and digest the word of God so we can resist the schemes of the devil.

April 5, 2020

Scriptual Prayer

Filed under: Bible,Father,forgive,fruit,God,Holy Spirit,Jesus,joy,light,sin,thanks,Uncategorized,vine — by ginrich @ 7:50 pm

Colossians 1:9-14 9 For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives, 10 so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, 11 being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, 12 and giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of his holy people in the kingdom of light. 13 For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, 14 in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins  (NIV)

I copied all these verses in to demonstrate how to take a prayer recorded in the Holy Bible and turn it into a personal prayer.

Father, God, I continue to ask You to fill me with the knowledge of Your will through all the wisdom and understanding Your Holy Spirit within me gives.  Help me live a life worthy of You and a life that pleases You in every way.  Help me bear fruit in every good work and continue to grow in the knowledge of You.  Strengthen me with all power according to Your glorious might an give me great endurance and patience.  Help me continue giving joyful thanks to You in all circumstances.  I give You joyful thanks.  It is through Your Son, Jesus that I am qualified to share in the inheritance of the kingdom of light.  Your Son rescued me from the dominion of darkness and has brought me into Your kingdom of light.  Thank You for forgiving my sins.  I love You, Father God.

March 12, 2020

Doing My Part

Filed under: Bride,Christians,God,Jesus,light,Uncategorized — by ginrich @ 7:32 pm

Jeremiah 5:23 23 But these people have stubborn and rebellious hearts; they have turned aside and gone away.  (NIV)

Nation after nation, including the United States, has been turning away from God.  We need to recognize what is going on in this world.  We have fires, storms, locust, viruses, unstable stock markets and on and on.  We who are followers of Jesus Christ and worship God the Father, have been lazy in doing our part to bring and keep His light in our nations.  We are allowing laws to be passed which try to inhibit our freedom not only to share the good news of God to others but to pray and worship and do business according to His principles.  We have been silent too long.  Let us be careful who we vote into power in this nation.  We need to research the candidates, look at their life style and pray about them before we vote.  We need to cooperate with God and give our people more time to come into the Light of God before Jesus returns to collect His Bride (the believers who follow Him.).  We each have a part.  We must ask ourselves, “Am I doing my part?”

February 28, 2020

No Shadows

Filed under: Bible,God's Word,Holy Spirit,Jesus,light,Uncategorized — by ginrich @ 7:39 pm

2 Corinthians 3:2 2 You yourselves are our letter, written on our hearts, known and read by everyone.  (NIV)

Jesus said we are the light of the world.  We are to light the way for others to meet Jesus and have a relationship with Him.  Paul wrote we are the letter.  Hundreds of people won’t read the Bible but they do read us.  We must consider what they see when the read us.  Do they see the love, joy and peace of God or do they see judgment and condemnation?  There is only one way to be the light.  We must be reflecting Jesus Who is the Light.  To reflect Him we must do more than receive Him and believe in Him as our Lord and Savior.  We must grow in our relationship with Him.  We must know what He said and how He walked this earth so we can really follow Him.  We do this by really studying and meditating on the written Word, the Holy Bible.  We must understand what it is the Bible says to us and how to apply it to our daily living.  This only comes by our being responsive to the Holy Spirit Who came to dwell in us and guide us the moment we received Jesus.  We must ask ourselves, how much of a light are we.  What is in our lives and hearts that cast a shadow over our light.  Let us rid ourselves of any shadow and let our light fully shine so all may see Jesus in and through us.

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