By Gail Schmidt, Volunteer for Setting Captives Free
September 21, 2023
Have you ever considered the healing you are given by the wounds that were inflicted on Jesus, our Lord and Savior? Isaiah 53:5 tells us, “But he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.”
As I dwell upon this verse and all Jesus endured for me, the Lord brings me to the cross to see how the wounds of my Savior bring healing to ...
By Gail Schmidt, Volunteer for Setting Captives Free
August 3, 2023
See What God Does For You!
As I read this verse, Psalm 66:5 - “Come and see what God has done; he is awesome in his deeds toward the children of God.”, I started reflecting on all the things God has done for me in my lifetime.
First and foremost, Jesus came to earth to die for my sins. (John 3:16) I am forgiven of my sins and saved because of Jesus’s sacrifice on the cross for me. I have put my faith in my Savior. His blood flows like a fountain continually over me. I can wash in His forgiveness over and over again. Let me praise God continually for His love, mercy, and grace that are new to me each morning. (Lamentations 3:22-23) As Psalm 66:1-2 says, “Shout for joy to God, all the earth; sing the glory of his name; give to him glorious ...
By Gail Schmidt, Volunteer for Setting Captives Free
June 24, 2023
The Playlist of my Christian Life
One Sunday morning, as I was sitting in church with the Worship music being played, I wondered what songs had influenced my walk with Jesus. Immediately, many songs came to mind. I started a list and decided to share this list with you and ask you to consider what would be the Playlist of your Christian Life.
First on my list would be “Jesus Loves Me." ...
By Gail Schmidt, Volunteer for Setting Captives Free
May 12, 2023
The song “Heart of Worship” by Matt Redman began to run through my mind over and over this last week. As I thought about this song, I felt the Spirit asking me what worship meant to me. Is my heart centered on God as I worship?
I thought about what the term “worship” meant to me. As I thought about this, what came to mind is that I worship God when I am singing praise songs to Him either in the church service or in my own devotional time each day. To me, worship was synonymous with ...
By Gail Schmidt, Volunteer for Setting Captives Free
April 4, 2023
I went outside to take a walk a few days ago. The sun was warm. The sky was blue. I was listening to some praise music as I walked. As I looked down at the sidewalk, I saw a tiny green plant growing among the cracks. The flower that was blooming on this little plant was delicate and beautiful. It was open wide, enjoying the sunlight as I was.
In my mind came the thought of what this flower might be like in rich, fertile soil where its roots would not be confined by anything and it would be well watered. How big would it grow? How deep would its roots be? Would it have multiple blooms on the ...