Wednesday, January 30, 2013

This Week's Nightly Devotion

I think it is no coincidence that for the last week,
as we have read from E.M. Bounds Classic Collection on Prayer, we have been studying devotion and prayer.  My husband and I have had such awesome discussions on how our prayers are affected by our depth of devotion and how truly devoted we are to God and the things of God.
 It has been an amazing study!

Two nights ago I could not sleep, so I got up and started reading my Bible where it fell open at Matthew 6:9.  I actually only was able to read that one verse as I mulled it over in my mind.  I grabbed my Strong's Concirdance and looked up hallowed which is to honor as Holy.  As I sat there thinking of the Holiness of God and all that He is, I felt God leading me to get on my knees and start praying.  As I started praying I was overcome and fell on my face crying and weeping as I recognized His majesty, His power and His righteousness!
 I felt like I was standing in His Holy presence, dressed in the rags of my unrighteousness, and all I could do was humble myself before Him and give glory and honor and praise to His name. 

How can we not be totally devoted, in every aspect of our lives, to such a Holy God?  Why is it a fight to be devoted and stay devoted to the One who loved us and gave His life for us? 
Continuing on with my study on devotion..........

1 comment:

  1. Very well written, Amy!

    I love the last paragraph...It's easier said than done and it is something that I have to work on daily in my life.