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I searched up photos for devotion. Praying was the most common that came up. I pray everyday but I do question my complete devotion to God.

I still think I am devoted.

Are you devoted?

In fact what is your devotion to?

These were the things I questioned myself too.

Looking at my day, I feel I am devoted to myself, my work and my family. That gives me great pleasure and happiness. My meaning of devotion stops at happiness. Devotion should bring happiness, where ever it may be.

6 thoughts on “Devotion.

  1. Well let me put it this way; I’m so blessed to exist! Otherwise I’d be nothing. And I know I didn’t create me or any of this that exists nor did any other humans. So if I’m devoted to anything it absolutely has to be with WHO IT IS that made sure I could live and be. The big question most people debate is what or who is the “IT” that made this all possible and being a sane very rational coherent as well analytical man, I have scoured many books or had debates, even many with myself extrapolating what intrinsic meaning and conclusion if any I can come to or arrive at. I know there is a vast intelligence absolutely entwined in all of this and its absolute intrinsic value is GOD the CREATOR and ALL KNOWING. Now would God do this with a plan in mind? Of course, look around the universe do you see it as some joke or foolishness? Absurd and ridiculous to even imagine something All Knowing would behave that way when we the mere pipsqueaks with such frailty and such limited cognitive faculties are capable of doing so many extraordinary things like build skyscrapers or a rocket that can go into space. But these are infantile and practically useless feats when stacked up against the ALL KNOWING and TOTALLY CAPABLE!

    So guess what I place my life in the care and custody of; right, that one innate Presence within me of knowing that this is the only real HOPE I have of making it beyond a hole in the ground when this short lived flesh body is totally broken. This God, I do know and have experienced His presence, and I do devote my life to Him! And He didn’t leave us empty handed in this quest as He revealed Himself over millennia to various prophets who eventually gave us the Bible, and it matches all of my hopes along with any expectations of what is going on; and how I will go on!
    A mind so advanced and sure about this “Being” actually existing had some excellent thoughts on this which I share here.

    I want to leave something I find very insightful by a man we all know was a remarkably brilliant person who I think even though his head was immersed in the world of science and theories he had a keen insight into God’s presence and reality like few people can achieve with our limiting cognitive faculties.; and his respect and love of God was present and genuine; therefore we can say God will judge accordingly, I know for myself Einstein was a good and respectful soul in this world, so I do wish him well. What follows I was writing about back at this mentioned date.

    Einstein on Self and the Mystical

    “A human being is part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. We experience ourselves, our thoughts and feelings as something separate from the rest. A kind of optical delusion of consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from the prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. The true value of a human being is determined by the measure and the sense in which they have obtained liberation from the self. We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if humanity is to survive.”
    -Albert Einstein, 1954

    “The most beautiful and most profound experience is the sensation of the mystical. It is the sower of all true science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead. To know that what is impenetrable to us really exists, manifesting itself as the highest wisdom and the most radiant beauty which our dull faculties can comprehend only in their primitive forms – this knowledge, this feeling is at the centre of true religiousness.”
    -Albert Einstein – “The Merging of Spirit and Science”

    This man the father of physics had said a few great one liners but two that stand out are these. He referred to God as the “Old One.” He speaking to other physicists was known to have said during a discussion about the Big Bang Theory in which one scientist said that with enough random events occurring in this pre-millisecond before it happened eureka the right combination occurred; Einstein just plainly said; “God doesn’t roll dice.”

    So I hope I didn’t complicate matters too much though I have a feeling I should stimulate many good thoughts and give more clarity to our God being there always which to me is saying the Lord; “He has the whole wide world in His hands!” Faith is what we have to muster; in Him! Devotion to God.


    “Einstein was Jewish by birth and after a period of deep religiosity in his youth he did not practice Judaism.
    However, Einstein was not an atheist as he said himself in an interview in 1929. Einstein had his personal views about religion and he believed in what he called “cosmic religion” where God’s presence was evident in the order and rationality of nature and the universe in all its aspects and expressions. Chaos and randomness are, therefore, not part of nature (“God does not play dice”).
    According to Einstein, “cosmic religious feeling is the strongest and noblest motive for scientific research”. In his opinion, the goal of a scientist should be to try to begin to understand the universe. Einstein had a deep feeling of awe in front of nature and the universe and he believed that “strenuous intellectual work and the study of God’s Nature are the angels that will lead me through all the troubles of this life with consolation, strength, and uncompromising rigor” (letter to Pauline Winteler, 1897).

    Bless you!

    Lawrence Morra III

  2. 🙏🏼🙏🏼Hey! Of course, you’re very welcome! Excellent blog essay posting and you get me thinking deeply; I like that! I want to search here more soon, I’m sure you have much for me to ponder upon and I’m always willing to give my honest perspective!
    I hope you are doing very well!
    God bless you! 🙏🏼🙏🏼

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