Ginrich's Devotional Blog

December 26, 2011

The Day After

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Hebrews 13:1 Brotherly love must continue.Brotherly love must continue.

In preparing for Christmas day many of us were practicing brotherly love through giving to others. Many also experience a let down after all the excitement of the day. Some experience disappointment because the day or the things given or received didn’t meet expectation’s. What to do when experiencing any of those emotions? This verse tells us. We must continue in brotherly (or sisterly) love. We do this by continuing to give of our time,
talents and blessings God has given us. Depression and disappointments come when we are into ourselves. Let’s focus on God and be sensitive to the needs we see around us.

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January 14, 2011

Winter Blues

Phil 4:8 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.

 

So often winter is a time for “doldrums.”  Some get “cabin fever.”  Normal schedules are interrupted by inclement weather.  Colds and flu run their courses.  We start to feel sorry for ourselves.  We start to act like a self-centered pre-schooler.  Scriptu3e gives us a good antidote.  We have the power to choose what we allow our minds to dwell on.  If we can’t find anything around us to be thankful for, to appreciate loveliness, to praise we can at least be thankful for our relationship to God.  We can turn our thoughts to Him.  He can thank Him for how costly it was for Him to reach down to us, forgive our sins and adopt us as joint heirs with His only Son, Jesus Christ.  We can decide to give Him words or songs of praise.  We can express our love to Him.  After just a moment of doing this we will find the “doldrums” or “winter blues” are gone.  Our priorities are in the right place.  Our external situations are always in a state of change.  Our eternal life with God started the moment we invited Jesus Christ into our minds, hearts and lives and will never change.  If that doesn’t make us happy we might better check to see if we have really invited Him in.

 

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