Ginrich's Devotional Blog

September 29, 2011

Didn’t Tell

Ro 10:14 How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them?

I your child or someone else you loved was in danger you would probably do all you could to warn them.  We only think of danger as being physical.  We fail to consider spiritual danger.  Our physical lives are fleeting but our spiritual life can be eternally in the Presence of God, our Creator.  Yet, there is only one way for that to happen.  We must come to Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, and accept Him as our Lord and Savior and obey and follow His example.  The question is, are we sharing that with those we love?  Are we warning them that without Jesus they will forever be out of the Presence of God?  How much do we really care?  We must first get on our knees and pray for them.  We must ask God to send His Holy Spirit to call them into His family.  Then it is our turn to tell them and show them through our lives.  I don’t want to stand in the Presence of God and have someone point to me and say “She didn’t tell me about You, God.”

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August 5, 2011

The Curtain

 

Mt 27:51 At that moment the curtain of the temple  was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth shook and the rocks split

 

The curtain of the temple separated the people from the presence of God.  The room behind it was called the Holy of Holies and only one priest could enter it for a short period of time once a year.  When Jesus died on the cross that curtain was torn from the top to the bottom opening up the Holly of Holies to enable all people to come into the presence of God.  Even though that curtain was torn it still exists today.  It exists in the hearts of the believers.  Some have allowed God to tear the curtain in their hearts, which separates them from the very real presence of God.  Others have yet to do it.  It is a painful process.  The curtain is made up of very real self-things: pride, insecurities, love of money, materialism, bitterness and on and on.  We cannot tear the curtain ourselves.  The hand of God tore the Tabernacle curtain and so must our curtain be torn.  We must will to allow ourselves to be open to the tearing process.  We must ask God to tear the curtain.  When the process starts, we must remember the pain is only temporary.  The pain is to remove the remnants of sin nature within us and make room for God’s presence in each of the areas of our life and heart where we have kept Him out.  This is an ongoing process.  With each area that comes into God’s presence we will desire more and more.  Ask Him today to start and/or continue that process within your heart and life.  The more I know of God, the more I feel His presence, the more I want to know and feel.  Am I totally there?  No.  But each day, as I allow God to work within me, I come a little closer.  I want to do my part in God’s answering Jesus prayer for me to be one in Him and He in me.  My part is the willingness to have the curtains in my mind, heart and life torn, the old sinful nature removed and His Holy Spirit flowing in and throughout.

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