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== Short Quotes ==
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"Devotion is seen as a sign of weakness in a society that worships heroes and heroines."
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<ref name="ltwok8">''Living The Way of Knowledge'', [https://www.newmessage.org/the-message/volume-3/living-way-knowledge/building-spiritual-community Chapter 8: Building Spiritual Community]</ref>
  
[Spiritualistic displays] may attract a great deal of attention, but they cannot generate devotion, for only Knowledge can generate devotion. These things attract attachment and ambition, but they cannot lead someone to be wholehearted, for to be wholehearted is to be with Knowledge.
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"Your devotion to each other will be the highest expression of your love, for devotion is inherent in [[Knowledge]]."
*[http://www.newmessage.org/books/greater-community-spirituality-contents.php ''Greater Community Spirituality''], chap. 15, p. 218
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== Directives ==
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"I tell you, you will not know God until you are devoted. Devotion is
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a giving of heart that is spontaneous. It is not something you have to try
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to do. If it is happening in any realm for you, and it is true and gives you
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vitality, then please, let this express itself."<ref name="wgcI5">''[[Wisdom from the Greater Community]] Volume One'', Chapter 5: Marriage</ref>
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"Devotion is something you should not judge from the outside. It is
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like the Kingdom of God in the world. You are either inside or outside the
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gates. That is all. Things look very different on the outside. From there, the
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people on the inside look like they are giving things up all the time. It is
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such a different emphasis. On the inside you keep wanting to give your
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life all the time because you get it back more powerfully. You do not want
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to keep anything for yourself because it simply becomes a detriment."
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==References==
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==See Also==
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[[Surrender]]
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[[Commitment]]
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==Further Study==
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*''Greater Community Spirituality'', [https://www.newmessage.org/the-message/volume-2/greater-community-spirituality/how-does-revelation-occur-in-human-life Chapter 17: How does Revelation occur in Human Life?]
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*''Wisdom from the Greater Community Volume Two'', [https://www.newmessage.org/the-message/volume-5/wisdom-greater-community-volume-2/spiritual-family Chapter 21: Devotion and Commitment]

Latest revision as of 17:53, 20 December 2018

"Devotion is seen as a sign of weakness in a society that worships heroes and heroines." [1]

"Your devotion to each other will be the highest expression of your love, for devotion is inherent in Knowledge." [1]

Directives

"I tell you, you will not know God until you are devoted. Devotion is a giving of heart that is spontaneous. It is not something you have to try to do. If it is happening in any realm for you, and it is true and gives you vitality, then please, let this express itself."[2]

"Devotion is something you should not judge from the outside. It is like the Kingdom of God in the world. You are either inside or outside the gates. That is all. Things look very different on the outside. From there, the people on the inside look like they are giving things up all the time. It is such a different emphasis. On the inside you keep wanting to give your life all the time because you get it back more powerfully. You do not want to keep anything for yourself because it simply becomes a detriment." [2]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Living The Way of Knowledge, Chapter 8: Building Spiritual Community
  2. 2.0 2.1 Wisdom from the Greater Community Volume One, Chapter 5: Marriage

See Also

Surrender

Commitment

Further Study