About Raisins & Apples
“Raisins & Apples” was started in October 2020.
God has given all of us a garden to tend to, and “Raisins & Apples” is a little piece of mine. Bits of knowledge and thoughts I learned from God’s word and through my journey with Jesus and His family are shared here. My prayer is that everyone who stops by my little garden here can taste and enjoy the sweetness of God’s word and find strength in the Lord.
It is also my honor and pleasure to welcome three awesome brothers to join me and be the guest writer on this blog since February 2022!
They are Ming, Daniel, and Ed. Their sermons and devotionals have been a blessing to many, including myself. I’m more than thankful to have them sharing their Bible wisdom and devotional writings here with me.
–Meijing @ Raisins & Apples
Latest from the Blog
Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. 2 And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 3 And I heard… Continue reading Ultimate Goal of God (Revelation 21:1-5 “The Lord is There” Devotional)
14 “Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. 2 In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come… Continue reading The LORD is There – “Where I Am, You May Be Also” (John 14:1-10 Devotional)
11 Therefore remember that at one time you Gentiles in the flesh, called “the uncircumcision” by what is called the circumcision, which is made in the flesh by hands— 12 remember that you were at that time separated from Christ, alienated from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no… Continue reading A Dream Home (Ephesians 2:11-22 “The Lord is There” Devotional)
20 But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. 21 She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him… Continue reading God With Us (“The Lord Is There” Devotional)
1 “These are the names of the tribes: … 30 “These shall be the exits of the city: On the north side, which is to be 4,500 cubits by measure, 31 three gates, the gate of Reuben, the gate of Judah, and the gate of Levi, the gates of the city being named after the… Continue reading The Lord Is There (“The Lord Is There” Devotional)
16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. 17 For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, “The righteous shall live by faith.”… Continue reading The Righteousness of God is Revealed in the Gospel (“God is our Righteousness” Devotional)
13 For if we are beside ourselves, it is for God; if we are in our right mind, it is for you. 14 For the love of Christ controls us, because we have concluded this: that one has died for all, therefore all have died; 15 and he died for all, that those who live… Continue reading Become Righteousness of God (God is My Righteousness Devotional)
18 For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. 19 For it is written:“I will destroy the wisdom of the wise; the intelligence of the intelligent I will frustrate.”20 Where is the wise person? Where is the teacher of the law? Where is the philosopher of… Continue reading Christ is Our Wisdom, Righteousness and Salvation (“God is My Righteousness ” Devotional)
8 Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, 2 because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death. 3 For what the law was powerless to do because it was weakened by the flesh, God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh to be… Continue reading Live By Righteousness (“God is My Righteousness ” Devotional)
1 “Woe to the shepherds who destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture!” declares the Lord. 2 Therefore thus says the Lord, the God of Israel, concerning the shepherds who care for my people: “You have scattered my flock and have driven them away, and you have not attended to them. Behold, I will… Continue reading The Lord is Our Righteousness.’ (Jeremiah 23:1-7 Devotional)
9 After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands, 10 and crying out with a loud voice, “Salvation belongs to our… Continue reading The Lamb will be their shepherd (“God is my Shepherd” Devotional)
But now, this is what the Lord says— he who created you, Jacob, he who formed you, Israel:“Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine. Isaiah 43:1 We belong to Him as a creation and as the redeemed First and foremost, as Paster Rick said “it’s not about me!” There is a creator God who… Continue reading To Whom We Belong (“God is My Shepherd ” Devotional)
“The whole commandment that I command you today you shall be careful to do, that you may live and multiply, and go in and possess the land that the Lord swore to give to your fathers. 2 And you shall remember the whole way that the Lord your God has led you these forty years… Continue reading Shepherding People (Deuteronomy 8:1-10 Devotional)
“Truly, truly, I say to you, he who does not enter the sheepfold by the door but climbs in by another way, that man is a thief and a robber. 2 But he who enters by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. 3 To him the gatekeeper opens. The sheep hear his voice,… Continue reading God is my Shepherd – He Knows my Name (John 10:1-5 Devotional)
A Psalm of David.1 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. 2 He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. 3 He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. 4 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow… Continue reading The Lord is My Shepherd (Psalm 23 Devotional)
12 Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, 13 bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. 14 And above all these put on love, which binds… Continue reading The Peace of Christ (“The Lord Is Peace” Devotional)
19 On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the doors being locked where the disciples were for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.” 20 When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then… Continue reading Peace be with you! (“The Lord Is Peace” Devotional)
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7 There are 2 commands and 1 promise in today’s passage. Commands: Do not be anxious. Do… Continue reading Peace that Transcends All Understanding (“God is Peace” Devotional)
35 On that day, when evening had come, he said to them, “Let us go across to the other side.” 36 And leaving the crowd, they took him with them in the boat, just as he was. And other boats were with him. 37 And a great windstorm arose, and the waves were breaking into… Continue reading God is Peace – He Calms the Storm (Mark 4:35-41 Devotional)
19 So Gideon went into his house and prepared a young goat and unleavened cakes from an ephah[b] of flour. The meat he put in a basket, and the broth he put in a pot, and brought them to him under the terebinth and presented them. 20 And the angel of God said to him,… Continue reading YHWH Shalom – “The Lord is Peace” (Judges 6:19-24 Devotional)
8 For we do not want you to be unaware, brothers, of the affliction we experienced in Asia. For we were so utterly burdened beyond our strength that we despaired of life itself. 9 Indeed, we felt that we had received the sentence of death. But that was to make us rely not on ourselves… Continue reading Triumphal Procession in Christ (“God is the Banner” Devotional)
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. Romans 8:37 God is my Banner! What flag are you flying going through life. What team are you in? Are you on the winner’s team? If you are in Team-J, you are on the winner’s team! Yes, the cross was filled… Continue reading More than Conqueror (“God is My Banner” Devotional)
5 Therefore, when Christ came into the world, he said: “Sacrifice and offering you did not desire, but a body you prepared for me;6 with burnt offerings and sin offerings you were not pleased.7 Then I said, ‘Here I am—it is written about me in the scroll— I have come to do your will, my God.’” Therefore, when Christ… Continue reading Enemies Made Footstool (“God is My Banner” Devotional)
30 When Jesus had received the sour wine, he said, “It is finished,” and he bowed his head and gave up his spirit. (John 19:30) John 19:30 Jesus was nailed on the cross from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm (Mark 15:25-37). The son of God, the King of kings, was hung on a tree for… Continue reading “It is Finished!” (“God is My Banner” Devotional)
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