Saturday, July 29, 2006

Wholehearted Devotion

Undivided devotion (1Corinthians 7:35)
Sincere and pure devotion (2Corinthians 11:3)
Wholehearted devotion (2Kings 20:3)

Devotion. Undivided, sincere, pure, wholehearted devotion. A devotion that comes from an unbreakable bond. 100% loyalty and faithfulness. Bringing a work-in-progress to completion.

Looking at those standards, I fall way short. I wonder if I have shown that kind of devotion - ever - in my life. And I wonder if I ever will.

Devotion. The emotional determination to forsake all distractions and stay focused on what drives you. Undivided, sincere, pure, wholehearted devotion. An unbreakable bond. The 100% loyalty and faithfulness it takes to bring a work of completion. The emotion that drives a man to give everything he has to be with his loved ones forever.

Undivided. Singleness of purpose.
Sincere. Beyond any shadow of doubt.
Pure.Without any hidden agenda.
Wholeheartened. Worth giving your all for.

The kind of devotion that would trade places with you.
The kind of devotion that says, "I'd rather die than spend eternity apart from you.
The kind of devotion that it takes to put action behind those words and see the work to completion.

Undivided, sincere, pure, wholehearted devotion.
The kind of devotion that Jesus has for you.

How can you not surrender to a love like that?

1 comment:

Valerie said...

Hi Mary, God is soooo Good. Do you think a relationship on earth exists like that? I can always dream can't I. I am truly devoted to our sisterhood in Christ. I love you!