How seriously do you take your devotion? How often do you do it?
Devotions are part of the norm in most Christian homes. While some people see it as the routine prayer done every morning and evening, for others, it is that time of the day when the family gets to stay together before everyone goes about their daily hustle. However, Devotion is more than that, it is not a routine prayer done in the morning before work or the protection prayers said at night before bed.
It is key to note that it has more to do with speaking to and hearing from God, rather than just speaking to Him. Devotion is a feeling of strong or fervent affection or dedication.
This is one of the meanings I got from the dictionary, although I saw one which describes it as prayer and another as a religious veneration; I would however go with the meaning stated above. When you say you have a fervent affection towards a person, you know your relationship with that person exceeds a routine. It goes beyond speaking to the person, it also involves hearing from the person. It goes beyond seeking him at intervals, it has to do with consistent interactions.
No one wants to be in a relationship that is one-sided and this also applies to God. He does not only want to hear from us, he also wants to speak to us. I cannot just begin to emphasize the fact that in our dealings with God, we are to relate as individuals in a relationship. A relationship between father and child, friend and friend, lover and lover. Not a rigid, boring relationship, but an exciting and impacting pact! See, it is one thing to be born again and it is another thing to be intimate! An intimate Christian goes beyond routine prayers or religious duties, he seeks God desperately.
As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God.
Devoted Christians seek God in prayers, meditate on his word, get directions on how to operate everyday and they do it DAILY.
Your devotion should be something you look forward to, everyday. It is a lifeline, a stream from which you draw daily, a medium to speak to your Father, lover and friend. Yes, God can be all three to you if you desire it.
The LORD is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him.It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD.
Our devotion is a place of nurture, it is a place where we grow in the Father and daily bask in his presence. Take your devotion personal today!
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