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Devotionals

Devotion
Jennifer McGuckin - June 9, 2017
Devotional

Devote; devoted; devotion: “To dedicate, have dedication, loyalty. To apply a purpose.”

Our English language is extremely broad, and detailed. To those who put together its words from the beginning, and established books like Dictionaries to define what those words mean, must have taken the assignment pretty seriously. They must have had dedication, a purpose, an intention for others to use, see, and rely on those words for communication.

Amazingly our language continues to grow, and develops over time. I love books, and don't read them. I have to admit that. Well, I just haven't read lately. (very lately). But what is so cool to me, is that the use of words combined together can create so much. We take for granted how intelligent and organized our God really is. From the Holy Bible, to a school book, words fill pages with intention. What would it be like, if devotion was lost? Thank God it's not. We still have people that care. People from all over, devoting their hearts to something good. DRs creating medicines, Preachers and teachers writing lessons, and good ole country singers, purposely making us cry.

Loyalty, “Faithful to one's friend, country.” God knows the importance of dedication and devotion in a relationship. We survive as humans this way. Without any relationships, none what so ever, it would be very lonely. You can be married, single, older, young, rich, poor, and still have relationships of all sorts. But the most effective, intentional relationship we all should have is with God first. To be faithful to each other, and devote time to each other. Even though we are different from God, it says in Genesis 26, “Then God said, let us make man in our own image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over the all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.” His own image, and having authority. Thank You Lord, that You love us and desire us. Thank You for creating "good". My prayer is not only for myself to continue my relationship with God to be purposeful, but for all of us, to be devoted to that relationship and to the good of mankind. To be devoted to God, to be loyal to each other, and teach the next generations how important all these words are that are written in His Book. And thank You Lord, that Your words have been saved for us today, and for tomorrow. Let us take to heart how important these words are.

“For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities-his eternal power and divine nature-have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse” Romans 1:20