Ginrich's Devotional Blog

September 16, 2012

Jesus in Traffic

1 Corinthians 13:4 Love is patient, love is kind, it is not envious. Love does not brag, it is not puffed up.

Have you notice every time you re-read a verse its meaning takes on a larger scope?  As I was driving in very unfamiliar and heavy traffic this verse came to me.  I observed people tail-gating closer than safe for fear another car might cut in front of them and delay them by a couple of seconds.  I even found my own attitude causing me irritation when someone cut in front of me then continued very slowly.  Then this verse came to me.  My attitude was not one of patience or kindness.  If I am going to follow Jesus I must follow Him in all areas of my life. This includes the way I drive.  I found myself giving more space between my car and the one in front of me and slowing down to let people change lanes or enter the lane.  As I did that the feeling of God’s peace and love washed over me.  I even got to my destination in the normal amount of time.  Our question is does our driving reflect the patience and love and kindness of Jesus?  Be honest now.

February 1, 2012

Destination

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Genesis 1:31 God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning—the sixth day (The Holy Bible, New International Version)

We were traveling in Alaska and met a man who said he had been in Anchorage 2 days and had seen all there was to see. We asked about various places in Anchorage and he said he never heard of them. He was off as fast as he could go to the next destination. For him, travel was all about the destination not the trip. Unfortunately many of us spend our lives that way. We are moving from one destination (age, event or other) to the next, not noticing anything between. Life on this earth is about the trip. Our destination – if we have accepted Jesus as our Lord and Savior – is held securely in God’s hands. The time we will get there is also in His hands. We are here to enjoy the trip and appreciate what God created and what He allows us to see and do. Our question is are we enjoying the trip? Let us first be assured of our ultimate destination and then let us trust God and his timing for all the mini-side stops along our trip. When we do that we will not long for past side-stops but will enjoy where we are when we are, leaving the past and future in the hands of the One Who made us, loves us and saves us from evil and from ourselves.

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