Ginrich's Devotional Blog

July 21, 2013

Free From Past

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Isaiah 44:22. I remove the guilt of your rebellious deeds as if they were a cloud, the guilt of your sins as if they were a cloud. Come back to me, for I protect you.”

We are so good at quitting when we don’t quickly achieve quick success. This shows in diet plans. It shows in fitness rooms. We don’t achieve the results we want in the time we want and quit. It also shows in the spiritual realm. We pray for something and when we don’t see the answer we want in the time we want we quit praying. Churches jump from program to program for the same reasons. We tend to carry this thinking over to our disobedience and sins. We don’t see success in witnessing so we say we can’t and quit trying. We repeat something we’ve confessed and been forgiven for and think we’ll never get it right. We keep confessing the same thing over and over to God and maybe to others. God says what we confess is over. It is no longer with us. He wants our focus on being with Him not on our past sins. Our question is will we choose to move on with God or feel sorry for ourselves telling everyone how bad we’ve been and feeling hopeless about a victory? Let us believe and trust God and keep moving forward.

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June 18, 2012

Follow the Cloud

Exodus 13:21 By day the LORD went ahead of them in a pillar of cloud to guide them on their way and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light, so that they could travel by day or night. (The Holy Bible, New International Version)

The Hebrews were led out of the slavery in Egypt by following the pillar of cloud in the day and the pillar of fire at night. The only way to their promised land was to follow along with the movement of the cloud or the fire. They could choose to stay in the familiar Egypt or go a different way from the cloud or fire but they would not get to the Promised Land that way. We also have a cloud or flame to follow. It is in the form of God’s Holy Spirit and God’s written word, the Holy Bible. We can choose to follow, turn another direction or stay with our comfortable, old ways. So many are afraid of change or movement. They want to do things like they have always done. They are closed to any new adventure and so they miss their promised land. Churches who rely heavily on tradition and refuse to change miss their promised potential. Our question is are we willing to move with God or would we rather stay in our comfort zone? I pray each of us chooses to move with the direction of God’s written word and with His Holy Spirit and reach the full potential, the promised land, He has for each of us.

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