Topic: Living A Life Of Affection For God
[Seeds of Destiny 30 January 2019 Devotional]
SCRIPTURE: Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. Deuteronomy 6:5
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: To love God is to spend time with Him.
It has been confirmed that we live in a generation where people have zero regard for God who is their Creator. Everyone does what he/she likes and this is why the Power and Presence of God is scarce in our days. We see little of God’s manifestations because dedicated people are scarce. To be dedicated to God is to stand up in life; to be dedicated to God is to stand out in life. Therefore, what does it mean to be dedicated to God?
Dedication to God means a life of affection for God. Now, let me show you what it means to have affection for God. It is:
i. Living a life of addiction to God (Matthew 22:37)
To have affection for God means living a life of addiction to God; it is living a life that cannot do without God. It is being addicted to God the way a person would be addicted to drugs. When you are incurably addicted to God, everyone around you would know and feel it.
ii. Living a life that is in love with God (Mark 12:30)
To have affection for God means living a life that is madly in love with God. When you are in love with God, people may look at you and think that the way you serve God has crossed boundaries because you are madly in love with Jesus.
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iii. Loving God and spending time with Him (Mark 3:14)
To love God is to spend time with Him. When two people love themselves, they enjoy one another’s company. So, your love for God makes you spend time with God. Dedicated people spend time with God. People who are dedicated to God spend time in the study of God’s Word and in prayer.
Remember this: To love God is to spend time with Him.
1.Make up your mind to be addicted to God and His Purpose on earth.
2.Spend time with God in personal communion regularly and consistently.
PRAYER: O Lord, I receive the grace to be addicted to You. Help me to spend time with You in personal communion and fellowship always, Lord, in Jesus’ Name.