Hello to those of you who popped over after reading my devotion running on Proverbs 31 Ministry’s Encouragement for Today. If you haven’t read it yet, click here to view it so you can get caught up.
Do you remember passing those notes in class hoping a special someone would check the “yes” box and pass it back? I sure do. In fact, in this day and age of Facebook, I am reconnecting with old friends from high school and even grade school. How memories of those school days easily come flooding back when an old schoolmate becomes a new cyber-friend! It is fun to see how we’ve all grown and where we’ve gone.
As I look back over my life, I too want to see that my relationship with God has grown and changed. It started at a high school youth retreat as a desperate plea to try to make sense of my mixed-up teenage world where I dwelt in a home shattered by divorce. Now, 29 years later, I hope I can say that I love God more than I did back then.
However, there are times that I feel I have lost my first love; that I take God for granted. Because I know there is nothing I can do to earn His love and that I am promised heaven through His amazing grace, it is easy to set the spiritual gears on cruise and……well……just cruise!
But today, let’s think about these questions:
- How would you rate your love of Christ right now? Cold? Lukewarm? On fire?
- Was there a time in your walk with the Lord that your love and devotion for Him was very strong? Why? What happened to change it? More importantly, what steps do you need to take to rekindle that fire again?
Leave us a comment with your thoughts.
Then, take time today to renew that love; to let God know that He is more than “just a friend” to you. Tell Him. Read your Bible to hear from Him. Why, you could even write Him a love note! After all, He wrote you quite a long one, you know!
(* Now, I need to say “congrats” to Tammie Paul– comment left March 16 at 10:21 p.m.- you have won a Mom’s Brain in a Binder! Email me your address so you can begin to get those papers off of your fridge and kitchen counter and into your newly organized binder!!)
Have a day filled with love from and for God,