Challenge

Where is our pure devotion to Christ?
What have we allowed to get in the way of our pure and sincere devotion to Christ?

It’s easier than I realize for my OWN work FOR God to get in the way of my pure and sincere devotion to Christ.

What does the word “devotion” mean? 5 minutes with God each morning, reading my Bible? Of course not!

Devotion is our response to what we add value to. Devotion is what we pour ourselves into and what we allow ourselves to be influenced by.

Have I poured myself into God and allowed myself to be influenced by God?

Devotion = Loyalty.

Have I been loyal to God?

Devotion = A full presence of focus without distraction.

Where is my focus?

My heart is convicted. My focus has been blurred, my desire to glorify God has become something I attempt to do on my own rather than allowing the glory of God to shine through me because of the sacrifice of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The schemes are out there, the traps are set, clear vision is necessary.

Clear vision only comes by gazing, with full devotion, into the eyes of Jesus Christ. Focusing my attention on Him and Him alone. We all move one step at a time. We all live one breath at a time. I need to focus each breath on the amazing grace that sent my Savior, my King, to a cross that He did not deserve to go to so that I can live a life that I fail at daily. A life of freedom and closeness to a God that loves me. Who’s more concerned with my ability to look up to Him each time I fall than He is my ability not to fall.

What is God asking of me?

What is God asking you to do today?

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About andy

I like to talk, I like to write. I like to share. This blog lets me do those things. It's just my thoughts, things that happen to me. I'm a pastor and the director of a non-profit organization called Refuge Ministries. (By the way, the thoughts shared on this blog are in no way associated with Refuge, they are just mine...so, don't get upset).
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