Fully Devoted

Day 1 of 4 • This day’s reading


God’s Presence 

Most of us have so much at our disposal: not only material things, but education, resources, and opportunities. In contrast, there are countries with underground churches that do not have much. They are not only poor, but they lack the freedom to walk into a church and worship God freely, as many of us do every Sunday. Though some believers may not have the freedom we have, their only desire is to experience the presence of God. Underground churches have people who trust God and believe that receiving His Spirit could change their circumstances.  

How many of us believe that nothing other than God’s presence will change our situation? We all need Jesus. It is not about whether you support the left wing or right wing. This world is filled with opinions about everything. However, nothing can help us as much as the move of the Holy Spirit in our lives. Our countries need men and women entirely devoted to God. The only healing power that can save us is Jesus Christ. 

Fixate and focus your hearts and minds on God. Be open to receiving the power of His Spirit. When He fills you up, you are a conduit of His grace and presence. The only thing that can change us is the presence of our almighty God. There is beauty in knowing that you are chosen by Him. Therefore, we must avail ourselves to Him. There will be hindrances all the time that cause us to fall back. The Scriptures say that we will be deceived, and our minds may be led astray from our devotion to Christ.

David said, “One thing I ask from the Lord, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the Lord and to seek Him in His temple.” 

Our faith is about being devoted to God, not about obtaining benefits for our lives. Often, we do things for the Lord so people can think we are great. We are more concerned with pleasing people and being considered good than with God’s glory. 

As you engage the Lord and live a life devoted to Him, ask yourself, “Am I being transformed for His glory or for mine?”