Ginrich's Devotional Blog

October 1, 2019

Walking on Water

Filed under: faith,heart,Holy Spirit,Jesus,ministry,trials,Uncategorized,walk — by ginrich @ 7:25 pm

Matthew 14:29-30 29 “Come,” he said.  Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus.    But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!” (NIV)

Most of us concentrate on Peter losing faith and falling into the water.  We must remember there were 11 other disciples in the boat.  None of them even thought about stepping out in faith onto the water to come to Jesus.  It took a lot of faith to make that first step.  So often we also have a surge of faith and take the first step.  But when we take our eyes off of Jesus and concentrate on looking at the trial as Peter did, we also lose faith and start to fail in our endeavor.  The quicker we refocus on Jesus rather than the trial at hand, the quicker we will arise above the water (the trial).  Faith is a matter of choosing where our eyes, minds and hearts will focus.  Let us choose to keep our focus on Jesus.  Let us always be willing to step out in faith when He says come (or go do…) for the Holy Spirit will always equip us with whatever is needed to walk on the top of the water of any trial or ministry that Jesus tell us to come.

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July 16, 2019

Walk This Way

Filed under: God,Uncategorized,walk — by ginrich @ 7:39 pm

Isaiah 30:21 21 Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.”

When we walk properly, our heal must hit the ground before our toes hit the ground.  Our heal doesn’t determine the direction we will go.  It is our toes that determine our direction.  But we must place our heals down first.  It is the same with God giving us the direction in our decisions.  We must first choose to make a step.  We must not only choose.  I can choose to put my heal down but, if I don’t put it down, nothing happens.  We must choose to go a direction, choose an answer to a decision we must make and then, when we have addressed the question, God will confirm through peace within us or open other doors for us to go.  We need not be afraid of making a mistake as long as we are submitted to God.  God is bigger than any mistake we could ever make.  I once had a choir director that said sing loud enough to hear if you’re in tune or not.  If you can’t hear yourself make a mistake, how can you correct the mistake.  We need not fear heading the wrong direction as long as we are listening for God’s gentle correction and willing to change directions in mid-stream.  He will tell us, “This is the way, walk in it.”

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