A reflection on being devout

Reflections for the day

1 Peter 1:22-23

To be made free from sin and be born again, we must obey the truth, which is God’s word. What if we are religiously zealous, but have not obeyed the truth? Would our religious zeal alone save us? No, we must obey the truth to be saved.

Nowhere can we get to know the holiness of God, and come under His influence and power, except in the inner chamber. It has been well said: “No man can expect to make progress in holiness who is not often and long alone with God.”

– Andrew Murray

A reflection on being devout

Heavenly Father,

Thou art Our Heavenly Father who is loving, and thou art Our Heavenly Father who is compassionate, and thou loves each and every one of us. Thou love for all of Mankind is one that is all encompassing, and thou love for all of Mankind is one that endures, and thou love for all of Mankind is one that is eternal. Thou love for all of Mankind is one that is not bound by words, and thou love for all of Mankind is one that is not bound by time, and thou love for all of Mankind is one that is not bound by energy. We acknowledge that thou love for all of Mankind is one that enables all of Mankind to love thou with all of a heart, and to love thou with all of a soul, and to love thou with all of a mind, and to love thou with all of a strength. We acknowledge that thou love for all of Mankind is one that over spills into a relationship, and thou love for all of Mankind is one that enables all of Mankind to love thou neighbour, in thou way that thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, loves all of Mankind.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge thou as one Father, and we acknowledge thou as eternally existent in three persons, as thou Heavenly Father, as thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, and as thou Holy Spirit. We acknowledge that thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, is thou manifest in thou flesh, and we acknowledge thou intention that thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, came into thou world to save all of Mankind from all sins, and for all of Mankind to be shown thou way to thou. We acknowledge that thou, and thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, is thou source of all wisdom and counsel, and we acknowledge that thou, and thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, stand supreme above all others. We acknowledge that thou Holy Spirit enables all of Mankind to live a life of a self that can be described as one that thou desires, and we acknowledge that thou Holy Spirit enables all of Mankind to witness thou holy word, and we acknowledge that thou Holy Spirit enables all of Mankind to work in thou name of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ.

Heavenly Father, it is at this time we reflect upon a nature of being devout of thou. We acknowledge that to be devout of thou, all of Mankind needs to be what is described as free from being wicked, and we acknowledge that to be devout of thou, all of Mankind needs to be what is described as free from sin, and we acknowledge that to be devout of thou, all of Mankind needs to be a self who observes each obligation that is described as moral, and we acknowledge that to be devout of thou, all of Mankind needs to be obedient of thou.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that thou Scriptures reveal that thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, was devout of thou, and we acknowledge that thou Scriptures reveal that thou desire is for Mankind to emulate thou life of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ. We ask thou to guide all of Mankind in a life that is lived daily, and we ask thou to guide all of Mankind to put thou first in all that is thought, and in all that is spake, and in all that is done.

Heavenly Father, we are able to see in a way that is clear that in order for a self to be devout of thou, a self needs to place a worry, and a self needs to place a concern with thou, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that in order for a self to be devout of thou, a self needs to say sorry for the error of a way, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that in order for a self to be devout of thou, a self needs to make the changes in a life that are necessary, so that a self is able to lead a life that can be described as one that is free from sin.

Heavenly Father, we are able to see in a way that is clear that in order for a self to be devout of thou, a self needs to love thou neighbour. We acknowledge that for some there are times when it is difficult to love thou neighbour. We ask thou to guide many at those times to be gentle in spirit to thou neighbour, and we ask thou to guide many to draw closer to thou, and we ask thou to guide all of Mankind to avoid a temptation that is one that will lead a self astray.

Heavenly Father, we are able to see in a way that is clear that in order for a self to be devout of thou, a self needs to study thou Scriptures on a basis that is daily, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that in order for a self to be devout of thou, a self must pray to thou on a basis that is daily, and we are able to see that in order for a self to be devout of thou, a self must pray to thou on a basis that is of a number of times of a day.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that for many it is difficult, at times, to remain focused on thou, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that it is difficult, at times, to remain focused on thou at a time of prayer, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that it is difficult, at times, to remain focused on thou at a time of a study of thou Scriptures. We are able to see in a way that is clear that for many a difficulty is one of a distraction, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that for many a difficulty, on an occasion, is that a self is distracted by a thought, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that for a self a difficulty, on an occasion, is that a self can be distracted by the presence of another. We ask thou to guide many to remain focused on thou, and we ask thou to guide many to turn a back on all that is worldly at a time of prayer.

Heavenly Father, at a time in the future, many will desire to be thou obedient servant, and at a time in the future, many will desire to lay down a life for thou, and at a time in the future, many will desire to be ready to do thou will.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that in order for a self to remain on thou path, which is a path that is straight, and which is a path that is narrow, toward thou light which is eternal there is a need to be devout. We are thankful that thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, is able to show all of Mankind thou way to thou, and we are thankful that thou Holy Spirit is able to advocate for all who are at one with thou in a way that is described as heavenly.

Heavenly Father, we ask thou to guide all of Mankind to emulate thou life of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, and we ask thou to guide many to turn a back on what is described as a world that is materialistic, and we ask thou to guide many to draw closer to thou.

Heavenly Father, we uphold to thouself ,Our Heavenly Father, all that hath been spake, in thou name of thouself, Our Heavenly Father, and we uphold all that hath been spake, in thou name of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, who is thou way, and who is thou truth, and who is thou life, and we uphold all that hath been spake, in thou name of thou Holy Spirit, who lives within Man, and who dwells amongst Man, and who advocates for Man, now and always, for evermore.

Amen.

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Posted on July 15, 2012, in being devout, devotion, The Christian faith and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. daphnewilliams

    Loving Father, we know it is hard to remain steadfast in thy presence when distracted by other things in life. I found some joy yesterday when the Olympic Torch came through my neighbourhood and the sense of community was restored. May the love and delight of the children permeate to all. Amen

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