Ginrich's Devotional Blog

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 28, 2020

Senior Wisdom

Filed under: Bible,Father,God,internet,Jesus,scriptures,Uncategorized,vine,wisdom — by ginrich @ 7:15 pm

John 15:1 1 “I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener.  (NIV)

It’s amazing how many different things and different ways one verse of scripture can say to us.  That’s one reason the Holy Bible is called the living word.  We have a vine that for many years never had very many, if any, blooms.  We contemplated digging it up and replacing it.  After many years it is now covered with beautiful blooms.  These blooms are providing nectar for many hummingbirds.  There is a lot on the internet about getting the economy going and letting seniors be exposed and die from the C virus.  In the minds of many of the youth, seniors are of no value.  Unfortunately, those youth are also the ones who refuse to listen to the experience wisdom of the seniors.  Because of their attitude they make many mistakes.  So often adult children don’t want to keep learning from their elderly parents.  Read through the scriptures and pay attention to the ages of many of those through whom God did mighty works.  Look at our recent history at the ages of those who are making calm and balanced decisions.  There are seldom one easy fix for any problem.  Instead of writing off certain groups of people and find balanced decisions that will benefit all.  It took time and patience for the blossoms to grow on our vine.  Let us allow this current trial to unite us together and stay attached to our vine, Jesus, asking for His wisdom that brings glory to God and benefits all.

March 20, 2020

Vine and Branches

Filed under: branches,fruit,Holy Spirit,Jesus,pruning,Tree,Uncategorized,vine — by ginrich @ 7:17 pm

John 15:1-2 1 “I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. 2 He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruit (NIV)

I was sitting in the campground looking at the beautiful trees around me.  I noticed one that had unusual flowers all through it.  I’ve never seen a tree with that kind of flower so I went over for a closer inspection.  The flowers were from a beautiful vine that had wrapped itself around the trunk and all of the branches.  Jesus is the vine and we are the branches.  When we allow Him to wrap Himself around us with His Holy Spirit we become beautiful and will bear fruit.  I doubt that tree was aware of the flowers but it probably was aware of the vine wrapping tightly around It’s trunk.  We may not be aware of the fruit of the Holy Spirit within us (hopefully we have grown into it being natural to allow the fruit in us to work) but we should be aware of Jesus, the vine, tightly entwining us with His Holy Spirit.

 

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