We have to Show our sincere bhakti on the almighty from our young age itself, since there is no certainty in our life, and at any time, anything can happen to us. With regard to bhakti, we can take Lord Hanuman as an example. Actually both Shiva and Vishnu contain supreme powers, and they are considered as one and the same.
But Lord Hanuman is showing more bhakti on Lord Rama, even though is an incarnation of Lord Shiva. Rama is a Vishnu avatar, and he lived like an ordinary man, and he didn’t express his powers in normal situation. Only in times of necessity, he has shown his powers. But before meeting Lord Rama itself Lord Hanuman contain supreme powers, since he has been granted lot of boons by the divine devas. Then, how he has shown that much of bhakti by considering himself like a slave to Lord Rama.The reason is Lord Hanuman contains no ego, and he strongly believed that Lord Rama is his master, and he is the slave for him. He found the divinity in the face of Rama during his first meet itself, and also as per his fate, he must have to serve Lord Rama sincerely.
Similarly we can see in some pictures that Lord Vishnu is worshipping Lord Shiva, and also in some pictures, Shiva used to worship Lord Vishnu. Actually there is no difference between these two gods, since they are one and the same. If the divine personalities itself removes their ego, and worships one another, then we are all normal people who contain no super powers, and it is must for us to worship the great almighty throughout our life in a whole heartedly manner.
Once the snake dwells in the neck of Lord Shiva become pride, and thought that only through his presence, Lord Shiva looks beautiful. Shiva got to know about his thoughts, and immediately he had thrown out the divine snake from his neck, and asked him to perform meditation in the holy Himalayas for a few years, and then to come back to his abode. The holy serpent realized his mistake, and felt ashamed and he bowed his head in front of Lord Shiva, and after doing meditation on Lord Shiva for a few years in the Himalayas, he went back to the abode of Lord Shiva, and began to dwell in the neck of Lord Shiva, as an ornament.
Hence, from the above incident we can understand that how the great almighty expects his devotees to behave in a proper manner.
Let us chant the “NAMAH SHIVAYA” mantra regularly and be blessed.