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Rekindle your love

25 November 2022 ‘You have forsaken the love you had at first.’ Revelation 2:4 NIV

We all go through times when we need to rekindle our love for Jesus. Here’s some advice if that’s where you are today. Jesus told the church at Ephesus three things: 1) Remember. ‘Remember…from what heights you have fallen’ (v.5 AMPC). Instead of focusing on how far you’ve drifted away from God, think about how close you used to be. Not the worst of times, but the best. Can you remember when spending time praying, reading the Bible, and connecting with Him through worship were highlights of your day? What were you doing then that you’re not doing now? 2) Repent. This word means to change your mind, your direction, and your actions. You can’t solve a problem with the same thinking and behaviours that caused it; it takes new thinking and actions. When the Prodigal Son reached the pigpen, he realised he had hit the bottom. That’s when he said, ‘I will arise and go to my father, and will say to him, “Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you”’ (Luke 15:18 NKJV). And his father forgave and restored him. He exchanged his rags for a robe that indicated his status as a beloved son, and took his place at the family table. And that can happen for you too. 3) Repeat. ‘Do the things you did at first’ (Revelation 2:5 NIV). Make a list of the things you did when your relationship with God was going well, then prayerfully commit to doing them again each day. Don’t wait until you feel like it – do it until the joy of your love reignites. God won’t turn away from you: ‘You are a God of forgiveness, gracious and merciful…rich in unfailing love. You did not abandon them’ (Nehemiah 9:17 NLT).

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