Gail's Grace Gems

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 ...
By Gail Schmidt - Volunteer for Setting Captives Free
April 22, 2022
God’s love poured out for us so long ago is the foundation for our lives. John 3:16 tells us that God so loved the world, that He sent our Savior to die. In His death, He provided salvation for us. We are forgiven and given eternal life.
God’s love poured into Jesus because He loved His Son. Jesus’s love was poured out over us because He loved His Father and us. Saving grace we have been given through love which never ends. (John ...
By Gail Schmidt - Volunteer for Setting Captives Free
March 27, 2022
This morning the Lord brought me to Psalm 84:1. “How lovely is your dwelling place, O Lord of Hosts.” My mind immediately went to thinking about heaven. But the Spirit brought to my mind the truth that the Lord dwells in me.
This thought stopped me dead in my tracks. The Lord dwells in me. His Spirit came to live in me when I put my trust and faith in Jesus as my Lord and Savior. I have known this for most of my life, but how often do I meditate on this knowledge? The Lord of Glory lives inside of ...
By Gail Schmidt - Volunteer for Setting Captives Free
February 15, 2022
Meditation on 1 Peter 5:7 “ casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.“
As a believer in Jesus as Lord and Savior, this promise from Him is for me. As I thought upon its meaning, the Spirit made it clearer to me.
Casting, in this verse, means to throw something with great force. So as I cast my anxieties on. Jesus, I am hurrying them at Him. ...
By Gail Schmidt - Volunteer for Setting Captives Free
February 8, 2022
Light of the World - based on John 8:12, 31-32, 36
“Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”
“Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, “If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” ...