Devotion to Jesus

Devotion To Jesus

Does your devotion to Jesus satisfy you more than anything else?

Psalm 103 is David’s way of reminding himself that God is good, that God does listen, that God does care, and that God is fully devoted to him.  David is fully satisfied because of this. He expresses this satisfaction throughout psalm 103, then uses the word in Psalm 63…

You satisfy me more than the richest feast...
— Psalm 63:5 NLT

Think of food right now.  Think of your favorite food.  Think of your favorite meal.  Think of how satisfied you are after you eat that meal.  David is saying…’You satisfy me God, more than food satisfies my flesh.’

Does your devotion to Jesus poke at your personal life?

David’s devotion inspects his own heart, and keeps it in check from becoming selfish. 

The Lord gives righteousness and justice to all who are treated unfairly.
— Psalm 103:6 NLT

Does your devotion cause you to think of others?  Does it cause you to be stirred to the lost and hurting?  Does it stir you to repent of dead works within yourself?  Because you realize that ultimately those dead works can affect others?

If your devotion doesn’t poke at your personal life, then your time of devotion isn’t personal enough.  Maybe it’s become something that’s just part of your daily routine and it no longer really stirs you inside. 

Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves.
— Philippians 2:3 NIV

Does your devotion to Jesus renew your strength?

He fills my life with good things, my youth is renewed like the eagle’s!
— Psalm 103:5 NLT

Just like food replenishes your body, time with God replenishes your spirit…heart.  Your strength of life is renewed by replenishing it with good things…your personal devotion time with God replenishes you with good things.  Listen to what Paul prayed from his private time…

I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.
— Romans 15:13 NLT

Does your devotion to Jesus pull a song out of you?

You all have a song in you whether you realize it or not…and you sing your song everyday.   Some of you are numb, and that’s the song you sing.  Some are people pleasers, and that’s the song you sing.  Some are negative, and that’s the song you sing.  David sang those songs some days, but when he spent time with God, he sang a new song.

Praise the Lord, you angels… Yes, praise the Lord, you armies of angels… Praise the Lord, everything he has created… Let all that I am praise the Lord.
— Psalm 103:20,21,22 NLT