Devoted to What?

//Devoted to What?

Devoted to What?

I remember not to many years ago spending 5-6 hours a day conditioning and playing basket ball. I wanted to be the best player I could possibly be!  I ran, lifted weights, jumped rope, did dribble drills, speed drills, shooting drills, and played in as many pickup basket ball games as I could.  The result was I went on to play High school and college ball.  Being good at anything takes time, energy, and effort.  It takes devotion !!!  So what are you devoted to?  Its not hard to figure out to whom or what we are devoted…we only have to look as far as where we spend our time, energy, and effort.
 
How devoted are you to Jesus?  Before you answer that, take a look at where you spend your Time, Energy, and Effort.  I’m not advocating that you become a monk and spend all your time, energy, and effort in devotion to Jesus.  But, I do think we need to realize how much we actually put into the only relationship that will matter in the end….that is our relationship with Jesus Christ.  We must work on our devotion to Christ daily.
The earliest African converts to Christianity were earnest and regular in their private devotions.  Each one reportedly had separate spots in the thicket where they poured out their hearts to God.  The paths to these spots became worn and distinctly marked; and when anyone would decline in their devotions, it soon became apparent to others.  They would then kindly remind him, saying, “brother, the grass grows on your path yonder.”
Acts 6:4 tells us that the early Christians ” devoted themselves to prayer and the ministry of the word.”  That means they were faithful to pray, study Gods word, and share Gods word with others.  Jesus deserves your devotion.  After all, He was devoted to you enough to die for you! Don’t let the grass grow on your path today!
By | 2016-02-08T14:01:58+00:00 February 8th, 2016|Out of the Gates|0 Comments

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Bill Hines
Bill Hines serves as the lead pastor at Gateway Nazarene. Bill began his ministry here at Gateway in April of 2015. Bill is married to Missy. They have 8 children: Aubyn, Ashton, Hunter, Ivy, Chesney, Blaise, Hawk, and Wilder

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