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What Hurts the Heart of Jesus? Day 5

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Scripture: Revelation 2:4-5  But I have this against you, that you have left your first love.  Therefore remember from where you have fallen, and repent and do the deeds you did at first; or else I am coming to you and will remove your lampstand out of its place—unless you repent.

Devotional: Indifference and apathy can be a slow fade from what was once a thriving and passionate pursuit.  Just like any earthly relationship, or passion, we can find ourselves slowly slipping away from our relationship with Christ and becoming apathic in our faith. 

The apostle John addresses this with the church at Laodicea.  They had lost their first love.  And the message given through John was for them to repent and return to the things they had done at first to cultivate a thriving and fruitful ministry. 

How about you?  Are the first things still the first things?  Or have you experienced the slow fade of losing your first love?

Reflect:

  • Take some time to examine where you are in your relationship with Jesus. Are you as excited and passionate as you were when you first gave your life to Him?   If not, remember from where you have fallen and return to Him.