Devotional
DEVOTIONAL FERVOUR

DEVOTIONAL FERVOUR

Not lagging in diligence, fervent in Spirit, serving the Lord —

Romans 9:11

Consistency is required to achieve optimal results in anything; our devotional life is also not left out in this. Consistency is one out of several other key element to maintaining our spiritual fervor. We need to put in the work and we will need do so consistently. We will not achieve much if we stop putting in the effort in our spiritual growth. Devotional fervour may not be achieved by wishful thinking and it’s not going to happen automatically. Our opening verse says “Not lacking in zeal or diligence, to be fervent in Spirit” and to stay fervent there’s something we’ve been admonished to not allow get missing, the zeal/the diligence, meaning we must keep pumping our zeal, we must keep it pumped, with practices that help us maintain that spiritual fitness.

The term “Stay Woke” might mean differently to the world, but I tell you as a believer you must “STAY WOKE”. Every time you hear that phrase, let it mean different to you. That you have to stay fervent, that you stay edified, that you are diligent in study, not easily swayed by doctrines, you are staying woke, watching diligently. Watching with prayers, with fasting, with keeping company with the brethren and being in any and every gathering of the church. Does staying woke mean different to you now?

 Knowing that this is not going to be automatic already suggests that we be willing to ensure that we constantly keep ourselves in check. Fervor is expected to be a character of the believer, it’s the believer’s lifestyle, not just about the activities, it’s the life that flows from within us.

In Phillippians 2:13, the Bible gives us a beautiful word “For it is God who works in us both to will and to do of his good pleasure”.

Isn’t that just so amazing? we are not left alone, He draws us to Himself, He works in us both to will and do of His good pleasure. What a Father! 

Our devotion Is not sponsored by what we can get or even our own efforts, we simply yield to His influence in us, we respond to Him.

Our study of scriptures, times of Prayers and fellowship with the brethren, spiritual exercises and more, look at this, God is doing this through you, so those times you feel tired, weak or overwhelmed, you can say to yourself—“God is working in me”, let that spur you to devotion.  

We must give attention to our devotion; our life depends on it.

Further study: 1 Timothy 4:13-16, Romans 12:1-4

CONFESSION: I GIVE HEED TO MY DEVOTION, I AM NOT SLACK OR WEARY BUT RATHER FERVENT IN SPIRIT, DOING AS IT PLEASES THE FATHER AND KEEPING MY UNION WITH HIM ALIVE.

THERE IS LOVE IN SHARING