First Love

“Valentine’s Day is almost here, so here’s a “Post from the Past” just for you!”

I met the man who was to become my husband when I was nineteen years old. At first no one took me seriously, because I had never been serious about anyone before. My closest friends teased me and joked that  this new relationship would probably only last for about two weeks and then it would be over, because that’s how it had been for me up until then. But this time was different.

My friends soon became aware of the difference in me as I lit up whenever I talked about him, and talked about him constantly. I began spending less and less time with them, and wanted to spend more and more time with him. When we left campus, for our hometowns in different cities during holiday breaks , I would miss him terribly and  couldn’t wait to be with him again. While at home on break, I would curl up in bed with my  mother, like two girls at a slumber party, and tell her all about him, talking all night long…

In Revelation 2:4-5,  Jesus says to the church at Ephesus, “

... You have left your first love…repent and do the first works…” 

I think about the first works or actions of a person experiencing a first love, and I ask myself,

“Am I still doing the first works?” Do I still light up whenever I talk about my Savior? Do I still  speak of Him constantly? Am I spending more time with Him than I do with less important activities? If I haven’t read my Bible in a while, do I miss it? Could I stay up all night, talking and sharing about His love and His faithfulness? Asking these questions stirs the heart, generates enthusiasm, and awakens a fresh start.

“May the Lord reignite the spark that fueled our first works, and may we continue

to rekindle our love for Him Who first loved us.”♥


8 thoughts on “First Love

  1. Faithrises, that speaks volumes and really describes me right now! I’m in love and want to shout it from the roof tops. I know there are others who are in love too who are just mad wild passionate and lovesick! May we all gather together soon. Shalom :)

  2. Wow! This was really good. I loved the parallel that you drew from your relationship with your husband to Christ and the church. We know that marriage is a metaphor for our relationship with Christ, but to see someone actually apply it to their own union is very powerful. It also is a great encouragement to us to continue to keep our fire burning for Christ. Thank you.

  3. Loved it!!!! Very thought provoking, made me do some soul searching and reflect on my relationship with God.. Thanks : )

  4. Great post! And you are right…”Asking these questions stirs the heart, renews enthusiasm, and awakens a fresh start.” My heart is stirred. Thank you.

  5. Wow! I really love this. Very well written and expressed. It definitely brings new life to that particular Scripture, and many others. Thank you for sharing and for posing the questions!

  6. Thanks for “liking my blog” and I love your website design! He must increase and we must decrease-may your passion for our Savious never wane……

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