Thanks, Jesus, for the victory YOU bring!
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“I know your deeds, your hard work and your perseverance … Yet I hold this against you: YOU HAVE FORSAKEN YOUR FIRST LOVE. Remember the height from which you have fallen! Repent and do the things you did at first…” (v 2, 4-5 NIV)
“…you have left (abandoned) the love that you had at first [you have deserted Me, your first love] … Repent (change the inner man to meet God’s will) and do the works you did previously [when you first knew the Lord],…” (v 4-5 AMP)
Take me back, Father, to those times when I found SUCH joy in focusing on the needs of others around me and connected to me … when I had no fear of being rejected by even Your people… when I could be found seeking ways to serve others unreservedly… I remember those times dimly. Restore to me the vibrancy of an understanding heart, a selfless mindset, and a generous spirit. Keep changing me to be just like Jesus. Amen.