I know the real you. You cannot pretend with Me. I see you and I love you no matter what others say or believe. Surrender to me and I will bring you peace and belonging. Come to Me and I will give you rest.


The same way you entered into salvation is the same way Jesus expects you to walk out your salvation the rest of your life. I love that.

You know, He wants you to respond to love. He wants you to respond to the passion of the Father that He has toward you. First love is truly knowing the heart of the Father for you. It’s about being restored and responding to God’s passion for us. 

First love is not about performance. It’s about the passion He has for His Son Jesus Christ being lived out through you. The Bible says when we trust Christ, symbolically and spiritually speaking, we are put into Christ and Christ is put into us.  

“But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name…” – John 1:12

There’s a transfer. Not only does His love transfer, His passion transfers from His Son to you and me. Another word for passion is “zeal.” Zeal is all about enthusiasm, eagerness, fervor, ardor and being committed in a crazy cool way.

If God is that passionate about us, our response should be full of passion. I don’t know about you, but I entered into salvation with eagerness to know God and I was committed to following Him the rest of my life. I’m still doing that.

What about you? Are you zealous for God? Look back at how you entered into the Kingdom and respond to His love because He is love.