I left you My Word as instruction, as an example. Read it. Study it. Learn of My ways, seek after My heart and fear not. I will guide and direct you. 


I know so many believers who were crazy excited when they met Christ! They ran around telling everyone about the goodness of God. They couldn’t get enough of His Word, worship, or Bible study. All they wanted was to learn and grow. Then, at some point, that fire subsided. 

While we tend to think of that as maturing, God sees it as something else entirely.

“To the angel [we know that the angel is symbolic of the pastor] of the church in Ephesus write: These are the words of him who holds the seven stars in his right hand and walks among the seven lampstands. I know your deeds, your hard work, and your perseverance. I know that you cannot tolerate wicked people, that you have tested those who claim to be apostles but are not, and have found them false. You have persevered and have endured hardships for my name, and have not grown weary. Yet I hold this against you: You have forsaken the love you had at first. Consider how far you have fallen! Repent (change the way you think) and do the things you did at first. If you do not repent, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place.” – Revelation 2:1-5

Real life stepped in and they got busy. Some were distracted by the all mighty dollar. Others by friends, family, hobbies or entertainment. For some, it might be surviving the week. 

Sound familiar? The word says in Matthew 6:33, to seek first God’s Kingdom and righteousness and “all these things shall be added unto you.” When you keep your first love and don’t let life and its pleasures distract you, Jesus can give you all those things in addition to a personal relationship with Him. 

If you’ve misplaced Him, put God first in your life. Don’t be like the infamous church of Ephesus. Do those things you did when you first fell in love with Jesus and your light will shine!