Saturday, April 28, 2012

Have you forsaken your first love?

This is for all of you dear ones who are wandering, hurting, searching, disillusioned, weary, wounded, battle-scarred, drifting, seeking, confused, fearful, overwhelmed, waiting, angry, floundering, grieving, full of bitterness....

Revelations 2:3-5a
3 You have persevered and have endured hardships for my name, and have not grown weary.
4 Yet I hold this against you: You have forsaken your first love.
5 Remember the height from which you have fallen! Repent and do the things you did at first.

Dear Ones….I write to encourage you to fervently seek after your first love…Jesus Christ.

He is the One and Only who has taken away the sins of the world.  As His handmaiden He has taken away your past, present, and future sins.  He sees everything from the beginning to infinity, but He chooses to not look at or remember your sins.   He showers you with His mercies everyday.  You have been set free from the slavery of your sins!  

Jesus Christ was your first love, but now through whatever has been happening in your life recently or for an extended period of time, you have slipped farther away from your precious relationship with Him.  He seems distant, different.  You are allowing the world to sweep you into wrong thinking, and you are not following Him with all your heart.   Since then you have allowed doubts to creep in to your thinking which now compound the reasons you slipped away from your relationship with Him.

There is a way to renew your relationship and your fervor.  Run to Him!  Humble yourselves before Him!  He is still there with you, waiting for you to come to Him.   He is your safety and your spacious place.   You can trust in Him.

I will rejoice and be glad in Your faithful love
because You have seen my affliction.
You have known the troubles of my life
and have not handed me over to the enemy.
You have set my feet in a spacious place.
Psalm 31:7-8

Get into His word and saturate yourself with His truth.  The best is yet to be with Him.

Father we are here
We feel your Spirit. Bringing us nearer
Your face is suddenly clearer.
Than all the world surrounding

As You increase Lord
We become less
Your creation living to bless You
Oh Father we are here

Twila Paris

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