Ginrich's Devotional Blog

April 22, 2013

Faith or Doubt

Filed under: Bible,Christ,devotion,God,Jesus — by ginrich @ 1:00 am
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Matthew 28:17. When they saw him, they worshiped him, but some doubted.

As many times as the saw Jesus during those 40 days some were still doubting.  The doubters were among the worshipers.  That is still true today.  There are many doubters in our churches.  There are many doubters who claim to be Christians.  Occasionally doubt can sneak into the mind of any believer.  The disciples were still without the witness of the Holy Spirit.  We don’t have that excuse.  When we find doubt trying to invade our mind we must put on the full armor of God. (Ephesians 6:14-16)  Stand firm therefore, by fastening the belt of truth around your waist, by putting on the breastplate of righteousness, by fitting your feet with the preparation that comes from the good news of peace and in all of this, by taking up the shield of faith with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.  Belief is a choice.  Job is a good example when he said, “though He slay me yet will I trust Him,”. Our question is do we choose faith and trust or will we feed on doubt?  Is faith what others hear coming from our mouth or do we feed doubt by giving them voice?

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November 19, 2011

No Job Too Small

Filed under: Bible,Christian,devotion,faith,God's Word,Jesus — by ginrich @ 1:25 am
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John 13:5 After that, he poured water into a basin and began to wash his disciples’ feet, drying them with the towel that was wrapped around him.

This comes from one of my nephews”

“I was grumbling about cleaning the bottom shelf on my hands and knees at a SweetBay Grocery Store when an old man patted me on the back and said “Thank you”. I turned to him and said “for what?’ He said, ” For what you do, giving us a clean place to shop”. No small dead goes unnoticed. Sometimes the things we see as a pain others see as a blessing.”

We have an attitude if it’s not our mess we don’t need to clean it up.  Jesus set the example.  Washing feet was the job of a lowly servant.  Feet were dirty and smelly.  We need no longer to wash feet before a meal as we wear shoes.  We still are responsible to follow the example set by Jesus.  We don’t need a job description to stoop to pick up trash left by someone else or anything else we see is needed.  We are to fill the need God puts in front of us with joy and thanksgiving regardless of what we consider to be our “calling.”  We do it not for our own credit but for God’s glory.

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