Morning Coffee with Jesus - January 5, 2009
Greetings loved ones!
Today’s “Morning Coffee with Jesus” comes from 1 Chr. 29:19. “And give my son Solomon the wholehearted devotion to keep your commands, requirements and decrees…”
I drove along in the silence in the early March morning. I thought about the wonderful time of prayer I had with the Lord earlier that day. Unsuspectingly, a voice spoke to my spirit, shattering the silence like a rock against a pane of glass. I recognized the voice. It was the Lord.
“What makes glad the heart of a king?” He asked. The question rang in my spirit repeatedly as if the Lord wanted to make sure I didn’t forget the question.
For the next several days, I pondered. I wanted the right answer so I searched the scriptures. I sought answer through prayer. One afternoon on my way home from work I summed it all up in two words that once I verbalized it, made perfect sense to me. “Lord, the answer to your question ‘What makes glad the heart of the king’ is: wholehearted devotion.” The peace, which immediately flooded my soul, was an affirmation that I had answered correctly.
What does “wholehearted devotion” mean? According to Webster’s Dictionary the word “wholehearted” means “completely and sincerely devoted.” The word “devotion” means “to dedicate by a solemn act” and “to give over wholly or purposefully.” In other words, “wholehearted devotion” means completely and sincerely dedicated to someone or something. We all long for wholehearted devotion in our relationships. Wholehearted devotion is the “glue” that holds relationships together.
Have you ever considered what God longs for? He tells us what He longs for in several different ways: through prayer and through the reading of God’s Word. Blessings, peace, restored relationships and so much more are what God longs to give us. Because we fail to pray and read God’s word, we never comprehend His message. We remain ignorant to what God longs to give us.
Wholehearted devotion to God means that you put His desires ahead of yours. God wants only the best for us. He is in control and will never let harm come to us, which He has not ordained. With wholehearted devotion, seek Him through prayer, through His word and through serving Him by serving others. Listen for His voice. He’ll follow up with affirmations through scripture. Then hold on! The best is yet to come!
Have an awesome day in Jesus! Go MAD in someone’s life today!