Dedicated To the One You Love

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Are you dedicated to the one you love? Do you give 50%, 60%, 70%, or 100% to the one you love? Do you feel lost when the one you love is not around for you to share your feelings with? Does your face light up with a huge smile when you are in the presence of the one you love?

Now ask yourself these same questions in reference to God. Are you dedicated to Him? Do you give him your all (100%) ? Do you feel lost, alone, or lonely when you can’t feel His presence? Do you light up with praise and worship for Him when you are in His presence?

What does it really mean to be dedicated to God? It means giving up whatever God requires of you. To be dedicated means not conforming your will and your desires to those evil desires of the world. Dedication is not just for one area of your life, but for every area of your life. That means your family, your home, your finances, your talents, and all that you have are to be dedicated to God.

What instructions does the bible give to help us dedicate ourselves to God?

1 Peter 1:13-14 (AMP)13 So brace up your minds; be sober (circumspect, morally alert); set your hope wholly and unchangeably on the grace (divine favor) that is coming to you when Jesus Christ (the Messiah) is revealed.  14 [Live] as children of obedience [to God]; do not conform yourselves to the evil desires [that governed you] in your former ignorance [when you did not know the requirements of the Gospel].

Romans  12:1-3 (AMP)1 I appeal to you therefore, brethren, and beg of you in view of [all] the mercies of God, to make a decisive dedication of your bodies [presenting all your members and faculties] as a living sacrifice, holy (devoted, consecrated) and well pleasing to God, which is your reasonable (rational, intelligent) service and spiritual worship.  2 Do not be conformed to this world (this age), [fashioned after and adapted to its external, superficial customs], but be transformed (changed) by the [entire] renewal of your mind [by its new ideals and its new attitude], so that you may prove [for yourselves] what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God, even the thing which is good and acceptable and perfect [in His sight for you].  3 For by the grace (unmerited favor of God) given to me I warn everyone among you not to estimate and think of himself more highly than he ought [not to have an exaggerated opinion of his own importance], but to rate his ability with sober judgment, each according to the degree of faith apportioned by God to him.

1 Thessalonians 5:22 (AMP)22 Abstain from evil [shrink from it and keep aloof from it] in whatever form or whatever kind it may be.”

Are you dedicated to the one you love?

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