DEVOTION TO JESUS, HIS PEOPLE AND THE LOST
I will meditate on your precepts and fix my eyes on your ways. —Psalm 119:15
I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the growth. So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God who gives the growth. He who plants and he who waters are one, and each will receive his wages according to his labor. For we are God’s fellow workers. You are God’s field, God’s building. According to the grace of God given to me, like a skilled master builder I laid a foundation, and someone else is building upon it. Let each one take care how he builds upon it. For no one can lay a foundation other than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. —I Corinthians 3:6-11
Are my eyes fixed on His ways? Am I keeping my eyes fixed on Jesus? Do I spend time meditating on His Word? Am I planting His Word? Am I watering His Word? Am I being a fellow worker with God? Am I active in His field? Am I a building in His building? Am I faithful in the grace given to me? Am I building on the foundation of the Apostles? Am I truly taking care how I build? And is all of this on the foundation Of Jesus my Lord? Am I truly “Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith” (Hebrews 12:2).
The world, the flesh and the devil will seek to distract me away from what is truly important: Prayer— spending time speaking and listening to my Lord; His Word— spending time understanding His blueprint for life; fellowship— spending time with other believers; witnessing— sharing the gospel with others; helping believers in need; helping the lost in need.
They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles. All the believers were together and had everything in common. They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need. Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved. —Acts 2:42-47
How devoted am I to Jesus? How am I becoming like Him? “And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit” (II Corinthians 3:18). “Instead, we will speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ, who is the head of his body, the church” (Ephesians 4:15).
We are transformed by the renewing of our minds (Romans 12:2) and we “are being transformed into His image— growing in every way more and more like Christ.” Oh Dear Father may I be more like Jesus in every way. You tell me I am being transformed to be like Him and that is my desire by the power of Your Holy Spirit and in the authority of Jesus. May it be so. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsQmsEE_2-s