The Purity and Simplicity of Devotion to Christ

By:Carole L. Haines (aka, Elora C. Seniah)

God is ever-present with us. He promises never to leave us or forsake us. But my heart has been craving a closer walk with Him, that deep sense of joy I’ve had at just being in His Presence. I miss Him so much. I don’t know how I slipped away from the simplicity of abiding in Christ alone, but I have. I am crying out to Him this morning to restore the joy of walking with Him closely. I saw, in the Psalm below, the pathway back. Prayer and Meditation. I emboldened the words for me to follow. 

 remember the days of old; I meditate on all Your doings.  
muse on the work of Your hands. I stretch out my hands to You.  
My soul longs for You, as a parched land.      Selah. 
Answer me quickly, O Lord, my spirit fails; Do not hide Your face from me, Or I will become like those who go down to the pit. 
Let me hear Your lovingkindness in the morning; For I trust in You. 
Teach me the way in which I should walk; For to You I lift up my soul. 
Deliver me, O Lord, from my enemies; I take refuge in You. 
Teach me to do Your will, For You are my God. 
Let Your good Spirit lead me on level ground. 
For the sake of Your name, O Lord, revive me. 
In Your righteousness bring my soul out of trouble. 
And in Your lovingkindness, cut off my enemies 
And destroy all those who afflict my soul, For I am Your servant. 
(Psalm 143:5-12) 

God is so good. He heard the cry of my heart and this is the first Scripture that I opened to this morning in Bible Gateway, Verse of the Day. I am going to pray through this whole Psalm this morning with the Lord. If you are missing God join me. My heart is crying out for “the purity and simplicity of devotion to Christ.”(2 Corinthians 11:3) Join me in the quest for a restored and closer walk with our wonderful God and King. 

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