COME MY BELOVED – Ray E Horton
Have any of you felt like you have lost your first love? My goal is to retain it at all costs. If we don’t sense it, remember, He hasn’t gone anywhere, and remember that “… the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Spirit…” (Romans 5:5).
He hasn’t gone anywhere
But we can regain that first love by choosing to trust Him no matter what we feel, putting aside busyness and every distraction consistently each day for a time in the secret place
So, who or what is responsible for no longer sensing that exciting and motivating first love. Is it busyness, or complacency, or doubt, or adverse circumstances, or worldly idols, or self-sufficiency? It’s probably different for different people.
But we can regain that first love by choosing to trust Him no matter what we feel, putting aside busyness and every distraction consistently each day for a time in the secret place intimately aware of His presence, praying and worshiping in tongues, remembering testimonies of His goodness to us, and listening for His voice and what He wants to speak to our hearts.
Maintaining our first love is important to Jesus. We see that the Ephesian church stood out in every good work, but they were reminded in Rev. 2:4, “… that you have abandoned the love you had at first.” Who did the abandoning? It is never Him. He tells us that He will never leave us or forsake us. He will be certain to faithfully be with us with open arms as we once more draw near.
Let Me restore your vision
Jesus is saying to you today, “Come, my beloved, let us commune together more often. There are things I want to tell you. I want to remind you of the meaning and purpose that I have for your life. Let me restore the vision and the hope. Let Me lead you once more to the springs of the water of life. Let me hold you close, and you will draw on the Spirit of love within and love Me even as I love you, and together we will walk into your destiny in My Kingdom.”