Return to your 1st love

Greetings friends 🙂

God is calling us to rest with Him in the secret place. In order to access this place we must remember the first commandment “You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength…” Luke 10:27 ; Deuteronomy 6:5

This is what makes the difference between religion and relationship. Religion is able to force people to go through motions, obey, submit and try to be righteous. Relationship however stems from love because you can never force anyone to love and have a genuine relationship with them. Our Lord Jesus died for our sins so that we could be redeemed back to God the Father and have a love relationship with Him. Through this love God will pour Himself into us and change our hearts to be righteous the way He desires them to be.

Some of us have a relationship with God but have forgotten to place Him as our first love in our hearts, which is what He so desires. I’d like to encourage us all to fall in love with God again. Spend time seeking Him and tell Him how much you love Him. It simply starts with you taking time out of your day, to be present with God.

I pray that we would all spend time seeking our amazing God and lay our hearts before Him in pure love. I bless us with this, in Jesus’s precious name, amen.

Resources:
Practice the presence of God PDF https://churchleaders.com/pastors/free-resources-pastors/145403-brother-lawrence-free-ebook-the-practice-of-the-presence-of-god.html

Lets thirst after God!

I was praying this morning and I felt strongly that God wants His bride to wake up and thirst for Him.

In the bible we read that the early church continually gave themselves to fasting and prayers in order to follow Jesus. They were hungry for God and demonstrated this through fasting and praying. Fasting doesn’t only have to be from food, it is also from worldly pleasures and dedicating our time to show God that we are willing to turn our hearts towards Him and draw closer to Him.

Bare in mind, we don’t forsake things to be good enough for God or gain access to His love, God loves us unconditionally. What I mean is that the more we do give up for God after having received His love first, the more we can walk deeper into His love walk victoriously and experience it in our lives. I believe that the more we pray, turn away from sin, and give up things to seek God, the more He can show Himself to us. It is in fact mandatory if we want to develop a relationship and become Jesus’s disciple.

God promised us, if we draw close to Him, He will draw close to us. James 4:8 , Jeremiah 29:12-13

I bless you all with Abba God’s love and with a hunger to thirst after Him and His righteousness, in Jesus name, amen.