What is Devotion. Websters says- a feeling of strong love or loyalty, the quality of being devoted, the use of time, money, energy, etc. for a particular purpose.
Devotions: prayer, worship, or other religious activities that are done in private rather than in a religious service
Ann Graham Lotz….in ”I Saw The Lord” 2006, Zondervan. The founder of AnGeL Ministries and award winning author of eight books, and has carried the gospel message to more than twenty foreign countries. In her “Just Give Me Jesus” revivals held in major cities throughout the world, she urges listeners to share “the cry of her heart for a fresh vision of Jesus.” An encounter with God that will bring heaven down into your everyday life.
She shares drawing from the experiences of Isaiah, and inspires Christians to hear God’s wake-up call and experience revival for themselves so that, Like Isaiah, they can say “I Saw the Lord”.
Is.6:1 “In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple.”
Verse 5 Then said I, Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts.
Luke 12:34 “For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” What is another word for your treasure? Money? Food? Things? Entertainment? It might be interesting to use a computer application to show us where we spend our money or maybe a calendar to show how we spend our time.
As one who has trusted Christ as your Saviour, being baptized, reading the Bible, praying, coming to church is obedience and should be normal for a Christian to do. More important is that while doing these things are we asking the Lord to show us what our real treasure should be. The Lord wants 100% of our time, talent and treasures totally dedicated to Him.
Are you on the wrong side of God? What change of thought will it take to correct your thinking? Have you had an experience in which you resisted God’s will? What do you think He was trying to tell you or get you to change? “True happiness and peace do not exist apart from God”
When you start your day or enter the church or step out the door of God’s house today ask the Lord, “What would you have me to do?” Keep your eyes opened and you will “See the Lord” as you set about daily to do HIS bidding. Have you considered that He may have a plan for you different than you have chosen for yourself?
Does the Lord truly have our devotion?