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
25 “These things I have spoken to you while I am still with you. 26 But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you. 27 Peace I leave with you; my peace… Continue reading Jesus’ Heart – Let Not Your Hearts be Troubled (John 14:25-31 Devotional)
19 Yet a little while and the world will see me no more, but you will see me. Because I live, you also will live. 20 In that day you will know that I am in my Father, and you in me, and I in you. 21 Whoever has my commandments and keeps them, he… Continue reading John 14:19-24 (Jesus’ Heart Devotional)
16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever, 17 even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, for he dwells with you and will be in you. 18 “I will not… Continue reading Holy Spirit — The Helper (John 14:16-18 Devotional)
12 Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. 13 And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 You may ask me for anything in… Continue reading Jesus’ Heart – Greater Things (John 14:12-15 Devotional)
7 If you had known me, you would have known my Father also. From now on you do know him and have seen him.” 8 Philip said to him, “Lord, show us the Father, and it is enough for us.” 9 Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you so long, and you still… Continue reading Jesus’ Heart – Knowing the Father through the Son (John 14:7-11 Devotional)
“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 again… Continue reading John 14:1-6 (Jesus’ Heart Devotional)
31 When he had gone out, Jesus said, “Now is the Son of Man glorified, and God is glorified in him. 32 If God is glorified in him, God will also glorify him in himself, and glorify him at once. 33 Little children, yet a little while I am with you. You will seek me,… Continue reading A New Commandment (John 13:31-38 Devotional)
18 “I am not referring to all of you; I know those I have chosen. But this is to fulfill this passage of Scripture: ‘He who shared my bread has turned against me.’19 “I am telling you now before it happens, so that when it does happen you will believe that I am who I am. 20 Very truly I tell you, whoever accepts anyone… Continue reading Jesus’ Heart – To the End (John 13:18-30 Devotional)
12 When he had washed their feet and put on his outer garments and resumed his place, he said to them, “Do you understand what I have done to you? 13 You call me Teacher and Lord, and you are right, for so I am. 14 If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed… Continue reading Jesus’ Heart – Why the Blessing? (John 13:12-17 Devotional)
Now before the Feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart out of this world to the Father, having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end. 2 During supper, when the devil had already put it into the heart of Judas Iscariot,… Continue reading Jesus’ Heart John 13:-17: (John 13:1-11 Devotional)
12 I thank him who has given me strength, Christ Jesus our Lord, because he judged me faithful, appointing me to his service, 13 though formerly I was a blasphemer, persecutor, and insolent opponent. But I received mercy because I had acted ignorantly in unbelief, 14 and the grace of our Lord overflowed for me… Continue reading 1 Timothy 1:12-17 Devotional
38 Now as they went on their way, Jesus entered a village. And a woman named Martha welcomed him into her house. 39 And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to his teaching. 40 But Martha was distracted with much serving. And she went up to him… Continue reading Give the Best Quality Serving – Choosing the Good Portion! (Luke 10:38-42 Devotional)
21 Leaving that place, Jesus withdrew to the region of Tyre and Sidon. 22 A Canaanite woman from that vicinity came to him, crying out, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on me! My daughter is demon-possessed and suffering terribly.”23 Jesus did not answer a word. So his disciples came to him and urged him, “Send her away, for she… Continue reading The Faith of a Canaanite Woman (Matt 15:21-31 Devotional)
14 “For it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted to them his property. 15 To one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability. Then he went away. 16 He who had received the five talents went at… Continue reading What would you do with your Talents? (Matthew 25:14-30 Devotional)
Of David. 1 Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name! 2 Bless the Lord, O my soul and forget not all his benefits, 3 who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, 4 who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with… Continue reading Bless the Lord, O my soul! (Psalm 103 Devotional)
Then Moses and the children of Israel sang this song to the Lord, and spoke, saying:“I will sing to the Lord, For He has triumphed gloriously! The horse and its rider He has thrown into the sea! 2 The Lord is my strength and song, And He has become my salvation; He is my God,… Continue reading Exodus 15:1-21 Devotional
8:20 Then Noah built an altar to the Lord and took some of every clean animal and some of every clean bird and offered burnt offerings on the altar. 21 And when the Lord smelled the pleasing aroma, the Lord said in his heart, “I will never again curse the ground because of man, for… Continue reading Noah’s Gratitude and God’s Pleasure (Genesis 8:20-9:17 Devotional)
To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. A Song.1 Praise is due to you, O God, in Zion, and to you shall vows be performed. 2 O you who hear prayer, to you shall all flesh come. 3 When iniquities prevail against me, you atone for our transgressions. 4 Blessed is the one you choose… Continue reading Giving Thanks for God’s Many Blessing (Psalms 65 Devotional)
For the director of music. Of David the servant of the Lord. He sang to the Lord the words of this song when the Lord delivered him from the hand of all his enemies and from the hand of Saul. He said: 28 You, Lord, keep my lamp burning; my God turns my darkness into light. 29 With your help I can advance against a… Continue reading God Who Keeps my Way Secure (Psalm 18:28-40 Devotional)
16 He sent from on high, he took me; he drew me out of many waters. 17 He rescued me from my strong enemy and from those who hated me, for they were too mighty for me. 18 They confronted me in the day of my calamity, but the Lord was my support. 19 He… Continue reading The Effects of Knowing God (Psalms 18:16-27 Devotional)
1 I love you, O Lord, my strength. 2 The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. 3 I call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised, and I am saved… Continue reading I love you, O Lord – (Psalm 18 Devotional
For the word of the Lord is upright, and all his work is done in faithfulness. 5 He loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of the steadfast love of the Lord. 6 By the word of the Lord the heavens were made, and by the breath of his mouth all their host. 7… Continue reading The Anchor of my Soul (“God is Immutable” Devotional)
19 The woman said to him, “Sir, I perceive that you are a prophet. 20 Our fathers worshiped on this mountain, but you say that in Jerusalem is the place where people ought to worship.” 21 Jesus said to her, “Woman, believe me, the hour is coming when neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem… Continue reading God is Spirit (John 4:19-26 Devotional)
3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. 5… Continue reading The God of All Comfort (2 Corinthians 1:3-7 Devotional)
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