Do you remember the excitement you felt when you first asked Jesus to become the Lord of your life? Perhaps it was that fresh, clean feeling in your spirit or the joy you’d never known before bubbling up.
One thing have I asked of the Lord, that will I seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to inquire in his temple.
─ Psalm 27:4 ESV
But sadly, like all new things, we often grow accustomed to that newness. As the excitement fades, we can allow other things to stir our hearts instead of the relationship we have with God.
Speaking to the church of Ephesus, Jesus said, “But I have this against you, that you have abandoned the love you had at first. Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent, and do the works you did at first. If not, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place, unless you repent” (Revelation 2:4-5 ESV).
Keep the fire in your soul burning for the presence of God.
It’s important to keep the fire in your soul burning for the presence of God. David referenced this in his desire to know and experience God. The verse today remained his heart cry throughout his life, especially when he made mistakes.
Remember your first love and how you felt at the beginning of your relationship with Christ. It takes deliberate actions to keep the flame stoked. You have to feed your spirit man on the Word of God, spending time with Him.
Today’s One Thing
Revive your hunger for God today by telling someone what your relationship with God means to you. Share a Scripture with them that feeds your soul. Then spend time in prayer, waiting on God.