Helooo everybody! I feel so bad for not writing very often these days. Life kinda happened the past few months,sorry about that ! So, I decided to to a post about returning to our first love
Fill in the blank with the first thing that comes to your mind: I LOVE _________.
Love is a word we use so easily nowadays….
I love chocolate!I love instagram!I love my guy/girl !I love my new shoes!I love this series!I love this song!
Obviously, we love our family or nearest ones more than we love chocolate or shoes. So how would you fill in the following space?
My FIRST love is _____________.
When someone asks me to fill in that blank space, I will immediatly say that I can’t choose. How do you choose between your mother,father, brother,sister,boyfriend,girlfriend ect who you love the most?
When we fill in “Jesus ” in the blank, immediately we receive the ability to have limitless love for others around us. In life , it’s sometimes so easy to fill in “Jesus” in the blank space when it’s going good with you and you receive blessings , and then at times when life gets a little more complicated and we go through some deep waters, we struggle to fill in His name. But we need to learn to make Jesus our first love and love Him through everything.
Jesus said, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your passion and prayer and intelligence.’ This is the most important, the first on any list.—Matthew 22:37-38
I just love to see the love and hunger new believers have for God! They are always so passionate and hungry for Jesus and a lot of times in our lives our relationship with God is like a rollercoaster. One day you have the faith and hunger of a new believer and then a few weeks later you just don’t feel anything. Unfortunately, our original passion sometime fades as our faith matures. We then may become like the church in Ephesus who Jesus spoke of in Revelations 2:4-5 :
“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. If you do not repent, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place.”
When we realise that Jesus isn’t our first love anymore, we should sit and think what is stealing that love? Some of us may say friends,others money, or even parents or siblings. It is really important to make Jesus our first love in order to love other things. When we love other stuff more than we love Jesus, we won’t be able to love it in the fullness that we would when making Jesus our first love. If you realize that Jesus isn’t your first love anymore, go sit and talk to Him. Ask Him to restore that love you first had and you will see how the rest of the areas in your life will start to fall in place . I can surely testify about that!
It’s my heart for all of you to make Jesus your first love again .
Thank you for everyone’s responses and emails! I appreciate it ❤ I will try my best to write a bit more !
love you all ! Greteli xx