During my quiet time this morning I was looking back through sermon notes I've gathered. These are taken while at our home church in Baton Rouge. Pastor Buchanan preached a sermon titled How Do You Lose Your First Love? and it spoke to me this morning. I wanted to share some of his notes mingled with my humble thoughts.
How Do You Lose Your First Love?
Psalms 71:18, Revelation 2:2-6, Romans 8:16
1. Do you lose your first love because you're not working for God? No
2. Do you lose your first love because you're not reading your Bible? No
3. Do you lose your first love because you're not praying? No
4. Do you lose your first love because you're not witnessing? No
These things are a product of losing it, but not the root. The love of our "First Love" is lost when we lose our daily awareness of our need!
Maria-ology: Picture the children of Israel. A mighty Sea billowing before them... the army of Egyptians fill the skyline with their glimmering swords. A miracle working God opened the Sea for them to walk upon dry land. Yet, they forgot Him when they forgot their need.
How is your love for the Lord today? Nothing is, ever was, or ever will be as sweet as His love.
I need Thee every hour,
(pictures are the sunflowers in my garden.) Anyone have tips for drying sunflower seeds?