Ginrich's Devotional Blog

May 16, 2020

Make the Most of Today

Filed under: anxious,Church,God,Holy Spirit,scriptures,trials,Uncategorized,worry — by ginrich @ 7:11 pm

Matthew 6:34 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.  (NIV)

Now that many things are starting to open up people are starting to get more anxious and worried.  Will they have a job to go back to?  If not, will they find a new job?  Is it safe to go to the grocery store?  What about church?  There ae as many questions about tomorrow as there are people.  Jesus had an answer to each and every question.  Don’t worry about tomorrow.  We are to live in today.  Today we know we should wear a face mask to protect us and others from any lingering virus.  Today we know we should be careful with our finances yet continue to give back to God the portion He asked for in the scriptures (a tenth of our income).  God is always faithful.  Will we be faithful?  There is nothing wrong with making tentative plans for tomorrow as long as we are willing to listen to the Holy Spirit for any change of direction God has for us.  I like not knowing what tomorrow brings.  Tomorrow can bring wonderful, new surprises or it can bring a new trial that helps me get to know what is in me and how much of God’s character am I allowing to shine out through me.  Tomorrow is in God’s hands.  Let’s enjoy today, whether in a trial or in a glorious surprise.  Let’s make the most of whatever God has brought us for this day, learning from today to make the most of whatever comes tomorrow.

October 6, 2019

Believe into Righteousness

Romans 4:3 3 What does Scripture say? “Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness.”

Abraham was credited as righteous not because of anything he did.  He was credited with righteousness because He believed God.  He believed God to the point of total obedience regardless of what God asked him to do.  Abraham believed God had the power to raise his promised son up from the dead.  Was Abraham perfect?  No.  But Abraham believed God in and through his own imperfections.  We must ask ourselves if we really believe God in everything He says?  Are there words in the Holy Bible we choose to ignore?  If we truly believe God we won’t choose to ignore any word from God – including those words that require sacrifice on our part.  If we truly believe God we won’t shut our ears to the Holy Spirit when we pray.  IF we truly believe God we will not fear, worry or be anxious.  Let us take time to listen to the Holy Spirit, asking Him to reveal to us areas where our belief is weak or absent.  Let us believe to the point of being credited with righteousness – the righteousness of Jesus.

September 3, 2019

God Can’t Lie

Genesis 15:6 6 Abram believed the Lord, and he credited it to him as righteousness.  (NIV)

Abram and Sarai were both well past child-bearing age.  God told Abram he and Sarai would produce a child of their own.  Abram believed Him.  There is a big difference between believing God and believing IN God.  Many people believe in God.  They believe God exists.  They even cry out to Him when in trouble.  But believing God, believing what God has and continues to say, is different.  This requires faith and trust.  We either really believe God will do what He has and continues to say He will do and we act on it with sureness, considering it done and doing our part in receiving or we just believe that there is a God somewhere but not actively involved in our own life.  The choice is ours.  But it can’t stop with a choice.  After we choose to believe God, we must follow the belief with action.  If we become worried or anxious we are not believing.  If we hesitate when God has told us to do something, we are not believing.    Some say they don’t know what God wants them to do.  The Holy Bible is full of instructions from God in how we are to live and speak.  Beyond that, the Holy Spirit is always ready to tell us what to do.  It’s just like walking.  We first set our heal down then we turn the direction of our foot. We must first listen to God through His written word and then through prayer and meditation, listening to the Holy Spirit.  It is a process of learning.  As we learn more about the nature of God, we will hear more clearly.  Let us not only believe in God.  Let us believe God for the one thing God is incapable of is telling a lie.  God is truth by His very nature.

June 2, 2019


Filed under: anxious,God,Uncategorized,worry — by ginrich @ 7:06 pm

Philippians 4:6 6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. (IV)

I was having a bad day.  I was looking at all the expensive projects waiting for my attention and grew more and more anxious about them.  Then I remembered this verse.  I talked with my Father, thanking Him for the wisdom He would give me at the right time.  I thanked Him that I only had to face one project at a time.  I chose not to be anxious.  I chose to trust God and His promises.  God has given each of us the ability to choose.  We can choose to believe or not believe.  We can choose to trust or not trust.  We can choose to be anxious or choose peace in the One Who has absolute power over everything.  The choice is ours.  Next time we find ourselves slipping into worry or anxiousness, let us remember Whose we are and Who is true to His promises.

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