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DEVOTION

To be ‘devoted’ means to be: dedicated, consecrated, have and show affection, be eager, willing, loyal, exalting and glorifying God, etc. The opposite of devotion is: neglect, indifference, apathy, lack of caring, unconcern, coolness, unimportance, etc. Devotion is a special frame of mind found only in someone who is totally faithful to God. It is the spirit of reverence, awe and godly fear. It is a grateful heart appearing before God in prayer and worship. Devotion is being quiet and still before God. It is needed in true worship, and in prayer. Devotion is found only in godly people, and these people possess a strong respect for God and an ardent love for Him.

Prayer will thrive and succeed only where there is true devotion. God is present where there is a spirit of devotion. God accused Israel that they honored Him with their lips while their hearts were far from Him. Devotion is essential in successful prayer. Without devotion prayer is void; simply a vain jumble of words. There is much so-called prayer today, without any heart-felt devotion, and like the ancient Israelites, people today "honor God with their lips, but their hearts are far from Him" (Is. 29:13). Much ‘religion’ today is like a heartless machine. People pray pretty words with their mouth, but their heart is not with those words. People sing beautiful hymns but never consider what the words are saying. People ‘go to church’ only because of habit, and are glad when the benediction is finally pronounced. They read some in the Bible, and feel greatly relieved when that task is done. Prayers are simply a method of speaking, and people are glad when the "Amen" finally comes. ‘Religion’ today has to do with everything but our hearts. Our hands, feet and voices are used and even the postures of our bodies, but ‘religion’ never takes hold of our tenderness, our compassion, our mercy or our zeal. It doesn’t cause us to be quiet and worshipful in God’s Presence. ‘Religion’ utterly lacks any spirit of devotion. People listen to sermons the same way they listen to a political speech. The house of God is revered the same as if it were a movie theater. ‘Religion’ looks on the pastor as if he were a public speaker, not a man of God; and woe be unto that preacher if he goes beyond the allotted time period!

True, sincere and earnest devotion radically changes people’s lives. But so often, even the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper becomes a mere religious performance, with no meditation nor prayer to prepare for it. We need devotion. We need to feel the Presence of God. We need to always desire to do the will of God. We need to put God in all things that we do. We need to put God not only in our prayers and worship services, but in every aspect of our lives. We need to make every day of the week a day to praise and thank God. IF we had true devotion, our worship would be sincere and heart felt.

The motivation and center of our devotion should be God’s holiness. This should be our focal point, and it should set our hearts on fire for Him. The spirit of devotion permeates the saints in Heaven and pictures the worship of Heaven’s angelic beings. There is NO creature in Heaven that is without devotion. God is there, and His very Presence generates the spirit of reverence, awe, and respectful fear. If we expect to be participate with those in Heaven after our arrival there, we must learn the spirit of devotion here on Earth before we get there. We should be devoted to God’s holiness. A devoted soul’s prayers will always reach His ears.

Devotion is a characteristic of saints. Job 23:12 Neither have I gone back from the commandment of his lips; I have esteemed the words of his mouth more than my necessary food. [KJV]

Devotion is unreserved. Luke 14:33 So likewise, whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple. [KJV]

Devotion is abounding. 1 Thes. 4:1 Furthermore then we beseech you, brethren, and exhort you by the Lord Jesus, that as ye have received of us how ye ought to walk and to please God, so ye would abound more and more. [KJV]

Devotion is persevering. Luke 9:62 And Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God. [KJV]

Devotion in life and death. Romans 14:8 For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord: whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord's. [KJV] Philip. 1:20 According to my earnest expectation and my hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but that with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether it be by life, or by death. [KJV]

Devotion is loving God. Luke 10:27 And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself. [KJV]

Devotion is serving God. Romans 12:11 Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord; (KJV)

Devotion is walking worthy of God. 1 Thes. 2:12 Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God. [KJV]

Devotion is doing all to God’s glory. 1 Cor. 10:31 That ye would walk worthy of God, who hath called you unto his kingdom and glory. [KJV]

Devotion is bearing your cross (self denial). Mark 8:34 And when he had called the people unto him with his disciples also, he said unto them, Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. [KJV]

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How To Live In God's Power

Loneliness

No Respecter of Persons

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