When I first got saved I was amazed by the overwhelming love, and joy that filled me. For a few days, I did not want to sin, and I wanted to tell everyone what I had experienced. But within 4-5 days I began to wonder, can I still sin? Can I get away with that? Then I started slipping right back into my sinful habits. What I completely failed to notice was… my love and joy started to slip as well. Within a few months, my habits were back, and my love and joy were low again.
In Revelation 2 God demands that we go back to our first love.
“I have this against you,” John writes, “that you have left your first love. 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” (Revelation 2:4–5, NKJV).
God demands that we remember our first love. That we repent and renew our first love. That we pray about and get back to (or start) doing the “first works.” Consider praying:
“Father, please remind me of the time of my first love for You.”
What sin is keeping you from your first love? What borderline activities make you too busy to pray and study the Bible?
Insist on living in God’s love, in staying in step with His Spirit, and insist on always going to war with things that cause that love to fade.