The word “devotion” cannot be applied to anything besides ‘Krishna ‘. Krishna is the only subject of devotion. Brahman is the object of knowledge, Paramatma is the object of nearness, but Krishna is the only object of service.
The supreme enjoyer is only one. If we take the position of the enjoyer, we are under Maya (illusion).
You pray sincerely to Krishna. He knows your heart. He is the topmost judge. He can judge your desires in the heart.
Happiness will come only when one associates with bliss personified….Krishna
The spiritual master and Krishna are two parallel lines. The train, on two tracks, moves forward. The spiritual Master and Krishna are like these two tracks. They must be served simultaneously. Krishna helps one to find bona fide Spiritual Master and bona fide Spiritual Master helps one to understand Krishna. If one does not get bona fide Spiritual Master, then how he can ever understand Krishna ? You cannot serve Krishna without Spiritual Master, or serve just Spiritual Master without serving Krishna. They must be served simultaneously.
Krishna takes a special appreciation for His devotees who are engaged in risking for His preaching work and He will give you special care and guidance at all times because you are sincerely trying to serve Him in this way.