Your First Love

John 14:23

With Valentine’s Day right here, right now…I am reminded of whom I love.

The One who gave His life for me…the One who found me in my rebellion and darkness and brought me out of that and into His glorious light!

Love isn’t about agreeing with everyone and letting everyone “do their own thing”. Keeping quiet is the same as agreeing. Standing up for the truth is LOVE…and sometimes that hurts; sometimes it seems unloving; sometimes it causes division.

There are NOT many paths to God. There is only One. Jesus is His name. He said, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” John 14:6

People need to hear that. They need to know that.

⚠️ What happened to your first love? Revelation 2:4-7

LOVE…is keeping God’s Word: Jesus, in my heart.

His Word will grow and take root in a heart that is good soil. See the parable of the sower explained here.

Happy Valentine’s Day! May His Word be a lamp unto your feet and a light unto your path. Psalm 119:105

And may it dwell richly in you!

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. Colossians 3:16

9 thoughts on “Your First Love

    1. Thank you. He was speaking directly to my heart this morning…I’ve been feeling a bit defeated in trying to share the Gospel…but our God IS an awesome God. He is faithful and He hasn’t given up on me. He’s really working on me through this season though. It’s a struggle.

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      1. Sister, I completely understand. I struggle a lot. I was struggling before my church shut down, a lot more now. I have backslid, but I’m trying to repent and get back. There’s times I wonder if He even wants me back. No matter what keep moving forward. Keep pressing into Him.

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      2. Have no doubt…He wants you back! Repentance is simply a decision you make to turn away from sin and turn towards God. Lately I’ve made it a daily act of repentance. On my knees or on my face…An outward sign of my surrender and my desire to follow His will and not my own. My pastor has preached the past couple of Sunday’s out of Matthew 9 and I’ve been really convicted in my spirit. I have the desire to know God and to share His truth with others but I believe I have been going about it all wrong. I finally had a breakthrough the other day when I realized the best thing I can do is seek Him and get His word deep in my spirit so that it is the first thing that comes to my mind when someone needs to hear it. They don’t need my advice or my words, they need His! I get discouraged when it seems like people don’t get it. But I think that has more to do with me trying to do something in my own strength and it can’t be done. I need Him! Prayers for you brother…Psalm 20:4

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      3. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with asking Him for His wisdom, knowledge and understanding to witness His word. And when you’ve studied to show yourself approved, in His time, ask Him to use you to reach others for Him. Ask, seek and knock, and let Him be Lord. Hope this makes sense.

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  1. To you also.:) People have asked why I am single(for many years). I tell them I am the bride of the perfect husband who will come and get me soon, Christ Jesus my Lord.:))

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    1. I’ve never been married…and honestly, I can only recall one or two (romantic) Valentine’s in my whole adult life. But He is the perfect husband; no one can compare. This morning, I had a sweet reminder of the one who loved me first. Without Him I have no capacity for loving anyone else. He is really working on my heart right now…getting my priorities straight will be key in these final days. Seeking first His kingdom and His righteousness…keeping my eyes on Jesus. I’m making my plans knowing He will direct my steps and make my path straight. God Bless you.

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