This week our Devotional Team takes on the topic, "Return and Rekindling of our First Love for Christ"  with Revelations 2:1-7 as our focus scripture.  Just ask yourself, do I love Jesus like I did when I was first saved? If we're honest, in some point of our Christian walk, that love dynamic we had with Jesus Christ may have waned since the earlier days of our walk. Be encouraged by the devotionals this week and  purpose to commit these verse to memory.
SCRIPTURE: “To the angel of the church of Ephesus write, ‘These things says He who holds the seven stars in His right hand, who walks in the midst of the seven golden lampstands: 2 “I know your works, your labor, your patience, and that you cannot bear those who are evil. And you have tested those who say they are apostles and are not, and have found them liars; 3 and you have persevered and have patience, and have labored for My name’s sake and have not become weary. 4 Nevertheless I have this against you, that you have left your first love. 5 Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent and do the first works, or else I will come to you quickly and remove your lampstand from its place—unless you repent. 6 But this you have, that you hate the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate .7 “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes I will give to eat from the tree of life, which is in the midst of the Paradise of God.”  Revelation 2:1-7
It is a well-known quote that “the opposite of love is not hate, but rather indifference. To be indifferent is synonymous with being aloof, disinterested, distant, detached, haughty, unfeeling, or inattentive, says an online dictionary. Christ Jesus paid far too high a price for His body, (the church), to allow us to become distant and detached, and yet we have become increasingly aware of the church’s growing irrelevance in American culture and, in many churches, even coldness toward the Person and things of Christ. We nurture those relationships about which we truly care, don’t we? Jesus must occupy the utmost position in our heart; He Himself declared this to be number one among His commandments [Matthew 22:37, 38].

Although our Lord described the presence of saints in the Ephesus church who had lost their first love, we are reminded of a valuable principle here: “….each of us shall give account of himself to God” [Romans 14:12]. People in the pews may wax cold or indifferent, and the pews in vast numbers of churches may become increasingly vacant in the absence of national revival, or if Jesus delays His coming, yet in the end, each soul will nevertheless be required to explain to the Lord Jesus, THE Judge of all, the reason(s) for their OWN indifference [2 Timothy 4:1]. He’s the One before whom “every knee will bow and every tongue will confess.” What MOTIVATION to REKINDLE one’s OWN ORIGINAL FERVOR of love due to being made a NEW creation in Christ Jesus! Let’s heed the command found in Hebrews 10:24—that we recommit to stirring one another up to render love and Spirit-inspired service to His great name!

PRAYER: Precious Father, thank You for lavishing upon us Your matchless love—a love that will not let us go! May we be continuously zealous in loving You and one another. This is our highest calling and purpose for living. Thank You, in Jesus’ name above ALL names! AMEN.
By Sis. Denise Diggs


Neal Debora Brockington - March 4th, 2024 at 7:22am

Amen🙏🏽 Thank You Lord for Your great gift of love, as demonstrated, as You came down from heaven, walked among mankind, to take on our burdens, suffered and died on the cross at Calvary, and have risen and redeemed us. Hallelujah 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽What great love!Amen🙏🏽

Deborah Whye - March 4th, 2024 at 7:28am

Amen!🙏 Thank you sister Denise for this encouraging and convicting devotional!!

Cheryl Torain - March 4th, 2024 at 7:39am

Thank You Lord for Your unconditional love!!!

Lisa Williams - March 4th, 2024 at 9:54am

Amen! Oh Lord, take us back to where we first received you!

Patsy Myers - March 5th, 2024 at 6:56am







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