By By Gail Schmidt, Volunteer for Setting Captives Free
September 13, 2022
My life is a race in which I participate. Sometimes I sit as a spectator and look at my life from afar. But that is not what I am called to do. I am called to run this race with all that I am and to run this race to honor my Savior. Training is the key to doing this. I want to be able to say, as Paul did in 2 Timothy 4:7, “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the ...
By Gail Schmidt, Volunteer for Setting Captives Free
August 25, 2022
There are times in our lives when God uses worldly things to remind us of eternal things. This happened to me recently. The song lyrics of a worldly song were used by God to clearly show me His eternal love.
These lyrics by Stevie Wonder have been playing in my mind over the last few days.
"I just called to say I love you. I just called to say I care. I just called to say I love you. And I mean it from the bottom of my ...
By Gail Schmidt, Volunteer for Setting Captives Free
August 5, 2022
There are many nights that I suffer from restless leg syndrome. I have had this syndrome for several decades. It often plagues me with pain and involuntary movement of my limbs for several hours until the medication I take for it controls it. There are nights when, during those few hours when the leg movement and pain are seemingly out of control, I am in what seems like pure agony. There is no peace at all in ...
By Gail Schmidt, Volunteer for Setting Captives Free
July 10, 2022
My curiosity was raised when I heard verses from the Bible that started with the word "behold." That is not a word that is used very often in everyday language anymore. In fact, it is considered archaic. It has been used in older versions of the Bible about 1500 times, depending on the version or translation being used.
I know I grew up using the King James Bible and was used to hearing the word “Behold”. I know that, for me, the verse in John 1:29 is one of the most iconic verses that uses the word "behold." It states, “The next day, he saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!” John is speaking of Jesus, bearing witness to who Jesus is. In verse 34, John states, "And I have seen and have borne witness that this is the Son of ...
By Gail Schmidt- Volunteer for Setting Captives Free
June 16, 2022
This roller coaster of life I am on right now has brought me to my knees before the Lord my God. He has shown me so many things that I had never considered, and He has asked me to meditate on them. Today He is showing me His steadfast love and how it holds me up in this life’s storms that swirl around me.
Isaiah 45:2a states, “I will go before you and make the crooked places straight.” My life seems to be a series of roads that I have never traveled before. They zigzag before me and change even as I try to navigate them. This promise of God calls me to look up to Him. He calls me to follow the Spirit’s guidance in my ...