Devotional Type : Living Word Devotional

Date : Saturday, 3rd February, 2018


Thou hast left thy first love. Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent. - Revelation 2:4-5

Do you remember when your eyes were first opened to see the beauty and the grace and the power of Jesus Christ? Perhaps it was at a young age, or after many wrong and painful choices, or as a result of a long and arduous search for truth — but when Christ revealed himself to you, you had eyes only for Him.

But since then, things have changed. Life has gotten busy, work has been stressful, the struggle for survival has replaced your search for truth. Maybe you still go through the religious motions of church attendance or Bible studies, but your heart is not in it any more. You have left your first love.

If this describes you, then Jesus says to you, "Remember." Remember the peace and the joy and the satisfaction that is only found in a close relationship with Christ. Remember the worthiness and glory and humility of Christ on the cross. Remember what it's all about. It's all about Jesus.

And after you remember, then repent. Repentance necessarily involves admitting that you have been wrong but it means even more than that. It means changing your ways and doing what is right. Repent of the fact that you have let other things come between you and Christ; admit that you have not nurtured your love for Him as you ought; confess your need of His renewing and reviving work in your life. Remember, repent, and return to your first love.

Prayer: Lord, I repent. Please, bring me to the place where I first met you.

Scriptural Reading: Revelation 2:1-7

1     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 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.”

 God Bless You for reading and meditating on God's word... Have a blessed weeked🏾