Ginrich's Devotional Blog

March 23, 2012

One Foound

Luke 15:7 I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent. (The Holy Bible, New International Version)

Luke 15:5 And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders (The Holy Bible, New International Version)

Jesus tells two parables, two stories pointing to a truth. In each parable something is lost then found. He is referring to the human race He created as being lost from Him. He said when one repents there is great rejoicing in heaven. He says when one is found it is joyfully accepted and put into the proper place. Our question is do we seek diligently for those who are lost. The shepherd left his comfort zone and his companions to find that lost sheep. The woman diligently cleaned until she found her coin. We, believers, have experience the joy in heaven when we came to know our Lord and Savior. We now are called to seek the lost and lead them into the way of everlasting life. Our question is what are we doing and do we really rejoice when we hear a new believer testify to God?

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October 23, 2011

With God Every Day

Mt 7:7 “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.

My friend said she had been going in circles all day looking for some important keys.  I asked her if she had asked God to show her where they are and she said no.  We so often try to solve our problems on our own without seeking God.  My nephew lost his Air Force ring in my parent’s back yard.  He hired a man with a metal detector who could not find it.  As I left for an errand I said, “Look up.”  I meant for Him to ask God.  He walked around the yard and looked up and there was his ring hanging on a twig of a tree branch.  My friend asked God as she was in bed last night and He showed her where the keys were.  He also showed me as I prayed for my friend.  We make life so hard on ourselves in our effort to be independent.  God intended us to be co-dependent on Him as He teaches us obedience and love by allowing us to take part in His preparation for the Kingdom of Heaven to come on earth.  The question is do we want to include God in all we do and think throughout each and every day?  He wants to be included and He will bless us and others through us.

 

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