Do you remember the first time you fell in love? There is nothing quite like it is there.
- First love laughs at an impossibility and declares it can be done.
- First love happily makes a fool of itself for the loved one, without caring who sees.
- First love loves wildly and extravagantly, exulting in the high privilege of giving itself away.
- First love often obsesses and possesses until it sees, thinks about, or cares for no other things than the loved one, at whatever cost.
Is this an accurate description of your love for God?
Have you settled into a settled relationship with God?
Has your heart become hard to everything around you and for God?
Revelation 2:4-5 (NIV)
Yet I hold this against you: You have forsaken your first love. Remember the height from which you have fallen! Repent and do the things you did at first.
Maybe nothing has changed in your daily routine, but you’ve simply lost the reality of the loving relationship you have with God.
Maybe you continue to do “churchy” things as you’ve always done, but are finding they are less effective then they used to be – all because you’ve lost your first love relationship with God!
Are you still in love with God, or are your days full of routines or duties?
So how do we rekindle that first love relationship with God?
Well we can can remember the joy of our meetings with God when we had that first love relationship, and we can then make our meetings with Him joyful once again. We can revisit the place we explored with God and can reread God’s letters to us in the scriptures. We can talk to God about rekindling our first love. We can ask God to forgive us for losing our first love relationship with Him, and ask Him to to lift us to the height of that fulfilling love once again.
Let God lift your love for Him to new heights today.