Originally written by Edward Goodman IV — Find the original post here
i think we’ve had a slightly narrowed view as Christians with reference to our morning “devotion” and what it’s purpose really should be..
I was having my “devotion” last week with my Remnant Bible (it has quotes from EGW interspersed throughout), and one of the quotes that was included stated “Singleness of purpose, wholehearted devotion to God, is the condition pointed out by the Saviour’s words.” MB. 91
just this morning i was reading from the devotional complied from egw’s writings “Reflecting Christ” for the 27th, :-/ and a quote that stood out to me was this “Continual devotion establishes a close relation between jesus and his disciples that the Christian becomes like his Master in character” Gospel Workers, 285
The point that stood out to me was wholehearted/continual devotion. That word devotion many times is only used as those 10, 15 maybe more minutes of time in the morning where we find ourselves in the bible, or reading some devotional book to start our day off right, but i really think we should reconsider the phrase “having my devotion” and think of it more like, “renewing my devotion”. Having devotion is an event, a one time thing that can be powerful, but it may end. And I know in my life, many times it isn’t always carried over into the rest of my day. I believe that morning time should be the opportunity to RENEW your devotion to Christ, lay before him your plans, listen to what HE has in store for us, and let the event of devotion be a continual action that occurs throughout the rest of our day…