How Is Your Passion?
In Revelation 2:4, the Lord rebukes the church in Ephesus for leaving their first love, the Lord Jesus Christ. Can you relate? Hey, how is your passion for the Lord Jesus these days? Are you “on fire,” “lukewarm,” or “getting cold”? Listen, you know you have left your first love when: you desire someone else more than you desire God, when you don’t want to spend one-on-one time with the Lord, and when you are unwilling to forgive others. So what do you do if you are guilty of leaving your first love? You heed the words of Jesus: “Remember therefore from where you have fallen, and repent and do the deeds you did at first…” (Revelation 2:5). Passion problems require a fresh look at the cross. Why not re-read the crucifixion accounts in the Gospels? You will be powerfully reminded of His unfathomable love for you, and your heart will start beating passionately once again for Him. Now that’s real hope.