Why do we call them devotions? Naturally, one thinks of the focus, the sacrifice, and the dedication it takes to daily meditate on something.
If that's our definition, is it any wonder maintaining a devotional life might feel like a chore? We might wonder if another scheduled task is really what we need, especially when days crammed with more work than we can handle are waiting for us.
But what if the reverse were true? What if, in our devotional life, we found that someone else was far more focused on us, would sacrifice for us, and dedicates himself to us? What if, on these pages, we found the one who counts our very tears and knows every one of our tossings and turnings? (Psalm 56:8)
Blessed is the one...
whose delight is in the law of the Lord,
and who meditates on his law day and night.
That person is like a tree planted by streams of water,
which yields its fruit in season
and whose leaf does not wither—
whatever they do prospers. - Psalm 1:1a,2,3
Holy Spirit, you speak in words of power and healing. Renew my joy and zeal in studying your Word, that I might find new mercies every morning for the day ahead. Amen.