Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Daily devotional: Dedicated to Jesus

Scripture
Then Paul answered, "What are you doing, weeping and breaking my heart? For I am ready not only to be imprisoned but even to die in Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus."
Acts 21:13 ESV

Observation
Paul was totally devoted to Jesus. His whole life revolved around living the mission that Jesus had given to him. He could say that he lived his life before God in all good conscience (Acts 23:1). He could tell believers to practice the things that Paul had taught and said and behaved (Philippians 4:9). To him, to live was Christ, and to die would be gain (Philippians 1:21).

Application
Follow Paul's example in complete dedication to my Lord Jesus Christ. Follow Him wholeheartedly in a way that I can honestly say I have lived in integrity and challenge others to follow my example as I follow Christ.

Prayer
Heavenly Father, You are holy and mighty, worthy of all praise and glory and honor. To you alone belongs my worship and allegiance. Thank you for blessing me so richly, not only for providing for my needs, but for leading me to faith in Christ Jesus, for the gift of repentance, for the gift of salvation, and for the gift of the Holy Spirit who lives in me. Thank you for transforming me from the inside out to grow more like You. Please lead me to an ever closer walk with You, keeping me focused and dedicated to You wholeheartedly. I love you!

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