Ginrich's Devotional Blog

September 11, 2013

Inner-self

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John 3:3. Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.”

People use all sorts of things to try to find their “inner self.” They can try to try but the real inner self can only be known by a re-birth. Jesus said it. We must be born again. Humanity lost their inner self when sin entered in the Garden of Eden. It takes a re-birth to regain the inner-self, the spirit created in the image of God. There is only one birth canal for this. It is the birth canal of giving our hearts and lives to God through His only Son, Jesus Christ. When we do that the stain of sin that separates us from our inner-self (the image of God) is washed away by the shed blood of Jesus. He gives us the gift of His Holy Spirit to reveal to us and teach us about this inner-self new-born within. Our question is are we striving to do this by worldly means or are we choosing God’s labor took of rebirth through sanctification through Jesus?

May 15, 2013

our Garden

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Matthew 13:8. But other seeds fell on good soil and produced grain, some hundred times as much, some sixty, and some thirty.

Soil becomes hard and cracked overtime. Weeds and thorns manage to grow in that kind of soil but useful and/or beautiful plants can’t survive in such a soil. To bring the soil about into usefulness for the good plants the soil must be plowed and prepared. Weeds and stones must be removed, the soil watered and fertilized. As people age they become like unplowed soil; weeds, rocks and cracks appear from hurts and sins. Fruit bearing seeds are planted in us by the hand of God. He allows us to go through various trials to plow up our soil. Confession and repentance removes the weeds and forgiving others removes the rocks. Meditation and pray water the seeds in the plowed soil and the Holy Spirit, through the written word and the Living Word (Jesus) fertilizes the seeds and brings them in to tasty, beautiful, useful and ripe fruit. Our question is do we allow God to use these things to ripen His fruit in us or would we rather keep our weeds and stones? We must have the courage to look at our soil and fruit and ask God to show us what parts of our garden have been closed to His beautiful work.

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