Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

First Love

Ephesians 1:15 (NLT)
  Ever since I first heard of your strong faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for God’s people everywhere,

Revelation 2:4 (NLT)
   “But I have this complaint against you. You don’t love me or each other as you did at first!

Father how is it that in a mere 35 years there could be such a change from when Paul wrote to the Ephesian Church of “your love for God’s people” to the startling  words of Jesus to the same Church “You don’t love me or each other as you did….!” How could such a heart on fire for Jesus become the ashes of indifference and worse, a cold heart?

Yet, did not Jesus warn us: “Sin will be rampant everywhere, and the love of many will grow cold.”  Matthew 24:12 (NLT)

Father I pray that none of us will ever be part of the many who have forgotten and forsaken the ecstasy of our first experience of your love for us and our love for you. This love does not grow old or cold in hearts that are stirred with fire of your presence. It is the love spoken of in 1 Corinthians 13:7 (NLT)Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.”

Loving Father help us to so love You and each other!!!


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