Ginrich's Devotional Blog

May 6, 2012

Strength

Psalms 73:25-26 Whom have I in heaven but you? And earth has nothing I desire besides you. My flesh and my heart l may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. (The Holy Bible, New International Version)

When we find ourselves weary, tired, and discouraged or we think we’re failing it means we are looking to ourselves as our source of strength, power, wisdom and accomplishment. When my body gets tired I remember what Corrie Ten Boon said to our friend and neighbor Jamie Buckingham. He had just picked her up from the airport after she flew from California to Florida. When they arrive at his house – a 2-hour drive from the airport – she admitted she was tired and went upstairs to rest while Jamie and his wife made some coffee. Before the coffee was ready Corrie came back downstairs. Jamie asked, “I thought you were tired and were going to take a rest?” Corrie responded, “When you rest in the Lord it doesn’t take long.” What beautiful wisdom. When life gets us or our bodies down we need to look to God and rest in Him. There is no one or nothing else that can supply us with whatever we need. In and of ourselves we have no strength but through God we can do all things. Our question is where are we looking?

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September 8, 2011

Come to Jesus

Filed under: Bible,Christ,Christian,devotion,faith,God's Word,Jesus,prayer — by ginrich @ 1:43 am
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Mt 11:28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.

The word “come” is a verb – a word of action.  In order to come we must leave something else.  Jesus is telling us to leave our burdens behind and come to Him.  He will give us rest from the worry of our burdens.  He will also give us wisdom in walking the path with Him that He has chosen for us.  We are to come to Him in our prayer times.  We are to come to Him in our thoughts throughout our day.  If we feel weary in heart and heavy burdened by our perceived problems we are not with Jesus.  He is always with us through His Holy Spirit but so often we push Him out of our lives and our minds.  When we find ourselves getting weary, when we find ourselves feeling over burdened we need to stop, pray and listen.  Let us continue “come” to Jesus throughout each and every day.

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