Short devotions from Gini's heart
There is life after this earthly existence ...even fishing!
In this short devotion, from personal experience in my childhood - Jesus' thousand year reign on this earth is explained using Ezekiel 47 as the basis - to give us complete hope of life after death for all who have believed in Jesus.
God's sovereignty and the beginning of mankind's free will
In this short devotion, taken from the devotional series on God's characteristics - some insights are shared about God's sovereignty and mankind's free will.
Prayer the gift of love
This devotion talks about giving someone you love, the gift of prayer. Valentine's Day is talked about in the framework of love. It discusses one of God's favorite gifts (prayer) and then explains how to give it.
God and our inconveniences (Isaiah 40:31)
In this short devotion, from my personal struggles - the difficulties of trusting in God when inconveniences hit are shared and a lesson learned is talked about. Isaiah 40:31.
The Christmas Gift and the cat... (James 1:17)
In this short Christmas devotion, from my personal grief, God being the good and perfect gift giver is discussed as well as His Christmas Gift to all of us is talked about.
The desert hike and God's path.
In this short devotion, from my hike through the desert - you are challenged to make sure you are trusting in God to guide you through life, so your life will be eternally fruitful for Him and not full of thorny sins. Proverbs 3:5-6
Do you eat God's word daily?
In this short devotion, from my daily eating of God's Word - you are challenged to read, study, and memorize God's words daily like you would eat your daily food.
The quarterback trial and a miracle?
In this short devotion, from a quarterback's trial - the difficulties of life are seen through God's perspective - from the loss of a broken wrist to leading your team to a first ever victory.
Call to God when the trials of life hit
In this short devotion, from life's trials - you are encouraged to make sure you are praying, seeking and calling out to God so you will be able to rejoice in your trials.
Are you a good fig or a bad fig (Jeremiah 24)?
In this short devotion, from Jeremiah 24 - you are encouraged to make sure you are listening to God instead of listening to whoever or whatever is to your liking.
Do you like your ears itched with God's word?
In this short devotion from 2 Timothy 4:2-4 - you are challenged to want God's truth instead of having you ears itched with teaching that fits your own desires.
Jesus Christ reveals God to us!
In this short devotion, from my personal love of creation, you are taught that Jesus Christ reveals God and challenged to learn about the One who loves us so much - Jesus!
God is our Father who will never forget us!
In this short devotion, with personal illustrations about Isaiah 49:15, you are taught God your Father will not forget you.
Is life the way you long for it to be?
In this short devotion, from my longings of a perfect existence - you are encouraged to make sure you are living with the thought of eternity being your permanent home which should lead you to want to please God.
Mothers and what normal is
In this short devotion, from my personal struggles as a Mom - the difficulties as well as the joys and rewards of being a mother are shared in a humorous way. Can be used for Mothers Day or a baby shower.
Are you intimately valued and cared for by God, or just a part of His flock?
In this short devotion, through the suffering of a baby sparrow - you are encouraged by the fact God values and cares for you infinitely more than He does for any of His creation.
Can we really ever escape the chaos of this world?
In this short devotion, from my personal daydreams - you are hopefully heartened by the knowledge that someday as a Christian you will be taken away - to be in heaven with Jesus.
Is there anything good about this financial mess?
In this short devotion, from our financial struggles - you are encouraged by the knowledge God works all things together for your good.
Do you ever feel God has forgotten you? (Psalm 13)
In this short devotion, taken from King David's example and my personal struggles - you are encouraged to be real and honest in your relationship with God, and to trust in Him because of His love.
Do you feel alone in a crowd?
In this short devotion, from the trials of relationship ups and downs - you are encouraged by the fact that Jesus is never too busy for you and you are never alone because Jesus is always there.
The unopened gift from God
In this short devotion, using an example from this previous Christmas – you are challenged to open God’s greatest gift, or if you already have, then to treat Him as God’s most precious gift to you.
The Virgin Mary waited for Baby Jesus. Did you realize Jesus
waits for you?
In this short Christmas devotion, from our families personal experience of waiting for our new grandson - you will be enlightened regarding Mary's thoughts and feelings as she waits for Baby Jesus, and even more importantly how God has waited for you to be His.
Thanksgiving, the cat and the rattlesnake!
In this short devotion, from a very dangerous personal situation - you are encouraged to have an attitude of thanksgiving towards God for what He has done for you.
Change we can believe in!
In this short devotion, from my perspective on America’s presidential election - you are challenged to believe or trust in God and His change for you and your country.
Souls and spirits? And what should make you afraid!
In this short devotion, from the perspective of life after death - what the soul and spirit are is defined from what should really make you afraid, this scary time of year.
Are you relying on the Holy Spirit or not?
In this short devotion, taken from God Loves You and Me - you are challenged to rely on the Holy Spirit to control you and not yourself.
Delight in God's word - Psalm One
In this short devotion, from my tizzy about my dead flowers - you are challenged to make God's Word your first delight, and shown how to do it.
There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the
end it leads to death! Proverbs 14:12
In this short devotion, from a very personal experience - you are challenged to make sure you know the right way to eternal life, instead of eternal punishment after your death.
Psychological distress and our sin.
In this short devotion, from my hurts - psychological distress is explained from the perspective of sin and applied to our lives.
Sin gives the Devil an opportunity.
In this short devotion, from a rattlesnake illustration - you are challenged not fool around with sin, because as Christians, we open up an opportunity in our lives, for the Devil to control us again.
Are your thoughts Biblical on vacation or whenever?
In this short devotion, from my vacation trials - you are encouraged to make sure you are thinking and then doing what God wants instead of what you think He wants.
Do you love God enough?
In this short devotion, from my personal struggles - the difficulties to loving God is explained and applied to life.
Animals will be set free from death.
In this short devotion, from a personal experience - Jesus' death is explained as the future means by which animals will not have to experience the death we human set in motion by our sin.
Are you motivated by God or the world?
In this short devotion, from a personal encounter - you are challenged with whether you are serving God out of love for Him or the world.
Rejoice! Since Jesus rose from the dead, you can too!
In this short devotion, from my personal grief - the afterlife and the resurrection are covered from a Christian's perspective.
Warning! Don't Worship the Beast (Anti-christ) of the Book of Revelation or Take His 666 Mark!
In this short devotion from the book of Revelation - you are challenged not to worship the Beast in Revelation (Anti-christ) or take his 666 Mark.
The Christmas Child, the Holy Spirit, and the heater - In this short Christmas devotion, from a personal experience, you are challenged with whether or not you are letting the Holy Spirit empower you.