Ginrich's Devotional Blog

October 20, 2018

Fitting Together

Filed under: Bible,Church,denomination,devotion,God,ministry,Uncategorized — by ginrich @ 7:10 pm

Nehemiah 4:6 6 So we rebuilt the wall till all of it reached half its height, for the people worked with all their heart.(NIV)

To understand the import of this verse we must read Nehemiah chapter 3.  In this chapter we read how various different tribes rebuilt different portions of the walls and gates.  Each tribe did their own section.  In the end, all sections fit together and the wall and gates were rebuilt.  Instead of tribes today, we have a various group of denominations and individual churches.  God has various ministries for each individual group.  One group should not interfere with the ministry of another but allow each denomination, church and individual to work in the ministry designed for them by God.  We can’t see how they all fit together as the “walls” surrounding the Kingdome of God are not finished but we must be sure to be about the ministry God has assigned to each one of us while encouraging others to do the same.  God desires to flow through us to prepare for the New Earth, His Kingdome coming.  Let us be about our ministry.


September 23, 2018

Flowing Together

Exodus 39:42 42 The Israelites had done all the work just as the Lord had commanded Moses. (NIV)

The last few chapters of Exodus go into detail on the various pieces of the tabernacle and the clothing for the priest, how they should be made and how they should go together.  Very interesting reading.  God gifted various people with the gifts necessary to fashion the different parts of the tabernacle, furnishings and etc.   What it show us is how the various ministries of the Body of Christ, the Universal Christian Church, should be going together.  Each person within the Body of Christ has a ministry.  God is very specific about each ministry and, through His Holy Spirit and His written word (the Holy Bible), He gives each person instructions.  As we come together in our various buildings our ministries are to come together in unity.  Because of the numbers of us, we have some who have been raise up to coordinate our ministries and fit them together.  No ministry is more important or more needed than any other.  As with the pieces of the tabernacle, each has an important part to play in the Kingdom of God.  Our job is not to be possessive about what we consider to be “our” ministry, but to flow in unity with all other believers and allow the Holy Spirit to unify the results of our various ministries to bring glory to God and to increase and fortify His Kingdom.  Let is not only do our part but also allow our part to work within the whole.

September 18, 2018

Each Important

Filed under: devotion,God,Jesus,ministry,Uncategorized — by ginrich @ 7:17 pm

John 21:22 22 Jesus answered, “If I want him to remain alive until I return, what is that to you? You must follow me.” (NIV)

Many times as I look at someone else’s ministry, what they are doing and how they are serving our God, I feel so inadequate.  I feel like I am letting God down.  I’m not doing enough.  Most interpret the above verse just to mean giving our physical lives for God.  It also applies to our ministry.  God has different plans for each and every one of His children.  We are all to minister, to serve Him, but in very different ways.  No one ministry is more important than any other.   Someone called to preach to thousands is no important to God then someone called to speak to just one person.  God seldom shows us the ripples that come from our ministry.  He knows we would either be too prideful or think to little of what He has designed to work through us for His glory.  When we see someone in a very public ministry, a ministry which appears to really be on fire for God, let us remember each and every ministry that brings glory to God is equally important and on fire.  If any ministry is more important than others, it would be the ministry of prayer for prayer is the weapon God has given us to defeat the evil in this world and the tool to connect to God’s wisdom and power.  Whatever God is having us do, whatever He is doing through us, let’s praise and thank Him for His allowing us to join with Him in His work for His glory.

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