I’m Still Devoted: Holy Week 2024

Editor’s Note: This is a guest blog written by Devotional Diva’s very own founder, Renee Fisher (@reneefisherauthor). I’m so happy and thankful she felt this devotional on her heart and wanted to share it with us here on Devotional Diva for Easter. I have even more encouraging content coming up for y’all this spring. In the meantime, be sure to check out @therealdevotionaldiva account on Instagram to get caught up on the Scripture Gardening inspiration + devotional prompts I’ve been posting. Happy Easter. He is Risen.

So Jacob served seven years for Rachel, and they seemed to him but a few days because of the love he had for her.” Genesis 29:20 

The pastor of the church we started attending recently asked a question, “Are you still devoted?” 

The word DEVOTED jumped out at me for a few reasons. First, I used to be the Devotional Diva. That website and trademark is how I got my start as a publisher author many years ago. Second, because I recently had a rainbow baby who has consumed all my time and attention. 

Yes. I am still devoted. Of course I am, right? God?

The answer didn’t come right away. In fact, it’s been hard to get time with Him. I have struggled to stop accusing. Blame. It’s not my daughter. It’s not even my husband. It’s me. 

Hi. I’m the problem. 

I am now returning to my first love, God. 

This is such a huge revelation. Thank You, Lord for showing me that more than “a few days” had passed. That I had lost my first love. You. 

God is my first love. He has seen me through decades of trauma and trials. 

I am still devoted. 
Still here. 
And it’s a miracle.

I choose to praise Him despite my full life and circumstances. 

When I started writing it was to make sense of my life and encourage others. That much hasn’t changed. 

I’m still alive. 
Still devoted. 
Still satisfied in God. 

I will stand. Be still. Quiet before my God to see “what He would say to me, and what I will answer concerning my complaint” (Habakkuk 2:1). 

Questions to Ponder:

Is God the subject of your devotion?

When was the last time you felt love for God and His presence?

Did He show up?

What did He say?