Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Daily devotional: The fully devoted follower

"Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock."
Matthew 7:24 NIV

The person who does not just hear and observe God's ways but rather puts them into action will be able to stand against the trials of life (v.25). We are to bear fruit according to what God wills for us to do; there should be no areas in our lives that we hold out and do not turn over to God's ways (vv.15-23). When we seek after God, He listens and answers us (vv.7-12), which I saw today through David's life in 1 Samuel 23:2, 4, 11, 12. God loves and takes care of His children!

Follow fully after God. Turn over every way to Him. Seek fervently after Him and pray earnestly, because He hears and will answer my prayers!

Lord, You alone are worthy of putting my full trust and devotion. I realize that You are my provider, my teacher, my protection, and my strength. I worship You and humbly submit to You. I love you and trust You. Please lead me and let me join into the work You are doing. Help me to let go of all hindrances and enjoy the sweetness and peace and contentment that come with walking closely with You.

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