The Lord, speaking through John the Revelator, tells us that He sees our deeds, our hard work, and our perseverance. Even in the face of opposition, God knows we have endured. But the Lord Jesus tells us, as He told the Church in Ephesus, “I hold this against you: You have forsaken the love you had at first.”
I encourage you to go back to the day when you knew Jesus saved you. As a church member, remember how it was when you first became part of your church. Things were simple. All that you knew was the love you shared with God and with one another. Everything else did not matter. For most of us, everything except for the love we share seems to take precedence these days. And our love for God and one another is either in the back seat or in the trunk of our lives as we go about the business of Christ.
Each of us needs revival. Return to that first love that you had in the beginning. God Bless you! Have a great week! Participate in your church this Sunday or come to ours! Pursue your first love for Jesus!
Tommy Pophin is the pastor of Beulah Baptist Church. You are invited to join him and the congregation this week as they celebrate this Community Revival, May 18-21. Sunday Morning Revival Service is @ 11:00 and Sunday – Wednesday Evening @ 6:30.