It’s time to clear out distractions and meaningless activities to increase our spiritual vitality and ability to hear from the Holy Spirit
“Lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us” Hebrews 12:1
What is the Holy Spirit Saying to the Church?
One of the teachers of the law came and heard them debating. Noticing that Jesus had given them a good answer, he asked him, “Of all the commandments, which is the most important?” “The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ (Deut. 6:4-5) The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ (Leviticus 19:18) There is no commandment greater than these…. Mark 12:28-31 NIV
For the Lord your God is a consuming fire, a jealous God. Deuteronomy 4:24
What about us?
As followers of Jesus, wholehearted love for God is our number one priority. My question is: Are we doing the most important thing? Is our loyalty and allegiance set on God with all our being? Has our love grown lukewarm or cold? Our part starts with the heart.
Look how far you have fallen! Turn back to me and do the works you did at first.
If you don’t repent, I will come and remove your lampstand from its place among the churches. Revelation 2:5 NLT
Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and uphold me with a willing spirit.
Psalm 51:8–12 ESV
The call to come back to the first love takes actively recalling the Gospel and keeping it alive and burning in your heart. It takes daily meditation on the Word.
“DO THE DEEDS YOU DID AT FIRST”