In the church life as loving seekers of the Lord we all need to take the lead to love the Lord with the first love. We shouldn’t wait for others to love the Lord first or to encourage us to do this – even if others don’t seem to love the Lord too much, we need to open to the Lord and give Him our best love!
To give the Lord our best love is to give Him the preeminence, the first place in all things. When you love someone, you want to talk to that person and check with him about everything. You want to share your life with him, and to allow him to be involved in your decisions, choices, tastes, preferences, etc.
We love the Lord! We want that nothing would distract us from loving Him with our first love! We want to give Him the first place, the preeminence, in all our small and big decisions, in all the little or big things in our life, and in all our relationships! Lord, have the first place in all our being!
This week we were enjoying this matter in a very profound and detailed way, seeing many ways of loving the Lord, opening to Him, and practically giving Him the first place. Here are some articles speaking on this matter:
- we need to be those overcoming the loss of the first love by giving Christ the first place in everything;
- Introducing some simple ways of loving the Lord with our first love by giving Him the first place;
- To love the Lord with the first love is to repent and do the first works, as per Rev. 2:4-5.