By Gail Schmidt, Volunteer for Setting Captives Free
November 13, 2023
In the Old Testament Book of Haggai, the Lord spoke to the leaders of Israel and the people. He calls them to consider their ways. The people had returned from exile in Babylon, where they had been for seventy years.
They had returned to rebuild the Temple in Jerusalem. They had been given all they needed to rebuild. They even started to rebuild. But when opposition came, they stopped building.
They started to build their own beautiful houses but never worked on building the place where God would dwell with His people—the place where the glory of God would be on full ...
By Gail Schmidt, Volunteer for Setting Captives Free
October 23, 2023
In the Waiting Times
What is it you have for me to “wait” for? Psalm 27:14 tells me: “Wait for the Lord, be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!” ...
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." ...