A Life of Full Devotion

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by Rev. Samuel D. Geroy

   Is a life of devotion possible? This point emphasized in Romans 12 by the Apostle Paul. By God’s power and grace we can live a life that is fully devoted to God’s will and service. As we do this, it was not God’s intention to lesson our joys, our rewards, our power and our opportunities. We don’t lose anything when we consecrate ourselves to God. Instead we open our lives and future to a greater and more wonderful destiny with the Lord Jesus Christ.

    We are treasures in “jars of clay” that through struggles of life (2 Corinthians 6:4-5) learn beautiful principles to live by (6:6-7) and will eventually gain victory in the midst of life’s paradoxes (2 Corinthians 6:8-10).

    A man named Jabez experienced that according to 1 Chronicles 4:9, 10. IN the midst of pains and struggles of his life he asked God to bless him by enlarging his border, putting his hand upon him and in keeping him from evil. What a blessed man this Jabez was because the Lord granted his request.

   Someday in God’s kingdom we can ask him to tell us the full story of his life and blessing from the Lord.

    An evangelist named Philip also experienced that in the New Testament (Acts 8). He had a fruitful ministry in Samaria (verses 5-25). The most exciting one was his witness to the Eunuch of Ethiopia who believed in what he said about the Savior and had himself baptized by him. Philip did not even have a chance to receive a gift from him because the Spirit caught him away to Azotus. This is the life of full devotion- not serving in order to receive material blessing in return, but only to do the will of the Father.

    This is the life of full devotion, nothing more.