Devoted Not To A Cause But To Christ
By Oswald Chambers
If the closest relationships of life clash with the claims of Jesus Christ, He says it must be instant obedience to Himself. Discipleship means personal, passionate devotion to a Person, our Lord Jesus Christ. There is a difference between devotion to a Person and devotion to principles or to a cause. Our Lord never proclaimed a cause: He proclaimed personal devotion to Himself.
To be a disciple is to be devoted to the Lord Jesus. Many of us who call ourselves Christians are not devoted to Jesus. No man on earth has this passionate love to Jesus unless the Holy Ghost has imparted it to him. ...The only Lover of the Lord Jesus is the Holy Ghost, and He sheds abroad the very love of God in our hearts. Whenever the Holy Ghost sees a chance of glorifying Jesus, He will take your heart, your nerves, your whole personality and simply make you blaze and glow with devotion to Jesus.