THE POSTURE OF RETURN PT 6

Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love.

Revelation 2:4

When a person receives Christ as his Saviour, he experiences the delight of “first love” for the Lord. God’s Spirit witnesses with his spirit that he is a child of God (Rom 8:16), and this newfound relationship brings great joy and freedom.

Unfortunately, many Christians fall away from this first love. When a believer does not depend on God to meet his daily needs, his love for God grows cold. This is different from life in the far country. There are many of us in the father’s house, yet our posture depicts a lack of God’s love in our hearts.

Recalling your salvation experience and your first love for the Lord can help you recognize changes that have developed in your relationship with God since then. Do you have a greater or weaker sense of your need for God now? Are you cooler toward God and less passionate about spiritual things than you were? If you find yourself in this position, ask God to have mercy on you and rekindle your love for Him.

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