Seven Letters to Seven Churches-Ephesus Part 11

If you have read my blog long, or Proverbial Thought, you may remember that I was engaged to be married to someone else before I met my wife. That relationship fell into many of the same traps Wally mentions.
My wife and I celebrated 10 years of marriage this past June. It is a wonderful compliment to have strangers assume we are newlyweds fresh from the altar.
And that is the thing: we’re metro our love at the Lord’s altar, asking Him to keep and grow that love as we individually and as a couple seek His face and faithfulness. At the same time, our love and devotion for Christ grows, too.
That is the key. Nor simply doing things together or for each other, but seeking and serving each other.

Remember: Christ seeks you. Seek back.


Truth in Palmyra

Revelation 2:1-7

“Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love.” Revelation 2:4

So, what was really the problem with the church at Ephesus? Everybody seems to agree that they had stopped loving the Lord as they ought to have been loving Him; yet, we are sort of stuck at the question: What might it look like to not love the Lord like we ought to be? As Dr. Phil likes to say, we need to put verbs in our sentences.

I suppose most people remember when we first fell in love with our spouses, and the almost giddy desire we felt to be with them, court them and please them. I think in most cases, our live sort of revolved around them. Sadly, most of us also know how that usually works out over some years; the devotion becomes less and less until sometimes we…

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