Nevertheless I have this against you, that you have left your first love. Revelation 2:4
Usually when this scripture is read, the first thing that comes to mind is how to go back to the first love one had for God. So, people try all they can to get back to that first time, when they felt newness of life. That would have been the period when nothing but the Gospel mattered to them. And there are many believers who are still searching on how to get back to this point but all efforts seem to be futile.
Beloved, when Jesus was talking to the church at Ephesus on how they’ve left their first love, He wasn’t referring to the love that they had for God. It was all about the love God had for them. The word “left” in greek, means “departed” or “divorced”. What does it mean to depart from the first love? This means the believer is focusing more on the love he has for God. “This is love, not that we first loved Him, but that he first loved us, and gave his Son for us all” 1 John 4:10
Quite trying to love God and striving to please him; rather receive His love for you. Your loving and pleasing Him should be a product of your receiving and believing in His love. “Repentance” means “changing one’s mind”; we have to change our minds on how we view God. The less is blessed by the greater: God is greater, so we have to constantly maintain an attitude of receiving from God. Receive His love for you and bask in it.
Prayer: My Daddy God, I receive your love. I maintain a constant posture of receiving Your love in Jesus Name. Amen