The End of the Matter ~ B

Soul Snack 44/14 ... CONCLUDING the 5 PILLARS of DEVOTION ~ Part B

Education in tertiary institutions is a universe all of its own. The only item I learned quickly (this may sorely reflect upon me) was that all faculties competed for my attention, and sought exclusive allegiance.

Each course I studied delivered high demands of attendance, assignments and reading. The volume of work was rarely (if ever) reconciled between academic faculties. Each tutor either believed their area of study was most important, OR the student was only studying one subject - their subject.

There are countless more competing faculties in the university of life; especially the Christian life.

The refrain to a disciple of Christ from both the Catholic and Protestant faculties seizes an acolyte's hands, orders their thinking and ignores their heart. Christianity is first about doing but not about being; or so flows their teaching. BUT discipleship begins with devotion - not vice versa. Being is before doing - the heart before the head.

There are five Christian faculties. They are the pillars of a Christian's spiritual support, each of equal value, each dependent upon the other, and each practised by the Lord.

To conclude then as the series began ... conducting devotions without God's Word is sitting down for a meal with an empty plate. Sure you have stopped, sat, are quiet and maybe even alone, but REMEMBER - God's Word is the Bread of Life. Devotions are conducted with the Bible open.

Jesus answered, ‘It is written: “Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.” (Matthew 4:4)

Next time satan reminds you of your busy-ness, sit down, pick up the Bible and gaze into it intently. Remind him of your love for the Lord and enjoy the blessings to soon come.

But whoever looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom and continues in it – not forgetting what they have heard but doing it – they will be blessed in what they do. (James 1:25)

Devotion is two sitting together as one, for - love desires union.

Today's Soul Snippet:

Sacrifice proves the presence of love.

The End of the Matter ~ Part A

Pillar 1 ~ Solitude        Pillar 2 ~ Silence         Pillar 3 ~ Secrecy     

Pillar 4 ~ Stillness         PIllar 5 ~ Separation

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