to love the Lord with our first love means to give Him the first place


overcoming the loss of the first love by giving the Lord the preeminence in all things [picture source: I love Jesus!]In Revelation chapters 2 and 3 we see the Lord’s speaking to the seven churches in Asia, and the first one of these is the church in Ephesus. On the one hand this church was good outwardly, but the Lord tells her, “But I have one thing against you, that you have left your first love” (Rev. 2:4). The source of all degradation in the church is leaving our first and best love for the Lord. Everything negative comes out of this – the missing, the leaving, the losing, of the first love. We need to learn to recover the loss of the first love toward the Lord by giving Him the first place, the preeminence, in all things!

our God is an affectionate God

God is to us not only the Creator, the Redeemer, the Savior, and not even only the Shepherd of our souls – God is to us in Christ a God full of love, an affectionate God, a God who has fallen in love with us. God fell in love with man and He became a man to come and court us, woo us, draw us, and bring us to Himself that we may love Him. Now if anyone says, “O Lord Jesus, I love You!” he will fall in love with the Lord! Read more at,

overcoming the loss of the first love by giving the Lord the preeminence in all things

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