Day 31 – What Are You Devoted To?

Day 31 – January 31, 2022

Weekly Theme – Praying As The Early Church

Daily Theme – What Does It Mean To Be Devoted?

Scripture – Acts 2.42

I am devoted to drinking coffee and I dabble with the occasional crossword puzzle. I am devoted to reading my Bible, I dabble in memorizing Scripture. Try this for yourself. I am devoted to _______________________ and I dabble in __________________________.

To be devoted to something basically means that it’s a constant in your life. To dabble in something reveals that it’s an occasional occurrence.

It’s time to be reminded as to what the early church was devoted to and to pray for the same passion for devotion to the teaching of Scripture, the fellowship in caring for the Body and community, the necessity of prayer and its prominent place in the church and the breaking of bread (there is debate as to whether this is a consistent meal together or the element of remembering the death of Christ over communion.)

As our world crumbles, the hope of the cross is the only thing that will make a difference in the lives of those we know and the church is the vehicle to bring that hope to the world. Are we devoted to this?

Themes To Pray Over

  • Pray for the Holy Spirit to reveal what you are truly devoted to
  • Ask God for forgiveness if He has taken a back seat in your life
  • Pray for a deepening devotion to Jesus and His followers
  • Pray to be passionate to the core values of learning from the Word, fellowship and caring of believers, breaking of bread and prayer.

A Prayer For Us All

Dear Lord, help me to cultivate the simplicity of devotion to You. I want You to be my primary ambition in life. I desire to behold Your beauty, and dwell in Your house all the days of my life (Psalm 27:4). Let seeking Your heart be the goal of my life even in busy and stressful times. Help me to be one who seeks after Your beauty. Help me to discover Your emotions and the purposes of Your heart. I want to be a lover of God and thirst after You daily (Psalm 42:1-2a). “Keep me as the apple of your eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings” (Psalm 17:8).

A Heart Question

 How would you define devotion to God? How does your definition differ from what we read in Acts 2.42?