Daily Devotion

First Love.

God’s Message: “Cursed is the strong one who depends on mere humans, Who thinks he can make it on muscle alone and sets God aside as dead weight. He’s like a tumbleweed on the prairie, out of touch with the good earth. He lives rootless and aimless in a land where nothing grows. “But blessed is the man who trusts me, God, the woman who sticks with God. They’re like trees replanted in Eden, putting down roots near the rivers— Never a worry through the hottest of summers, never dropping a leaf, Serene and calm through droughts, bearing fresh fruit every season. “The heart is hopelessly dark and deceitful, a puzzle that no one can figure out. But I, God, search the heart and examine the mind. I get to the heart of the human. I get to the root of things. I treat them as they really are, not as they pretend to be.” Jeremiah‬ ‭17:5-10‬ (msg)

Blessed is the man who trusts me, God, the woman who sticks with God. There is no pretending with God, thank God! I am so incredibly grateful that He won’t leave me with a little or any deception in my heart. I’m so grateful He has kept it so simple; turn our eyes, our focus, our hearts toward Him and let Him be our All. Turn your eyes upon Jesus. Look full in His wonderful face. And the things of earth will grow strangely dim in the light of His Glory and Grace. There is no work that will make up for His Grace… it’s much simpler and fuller and complete – It’s about trusting Him as we keep our eyes and heart locked in on Life… our First Love.

“I see what you’ve done, your hard, hard work, your refusal to quit. I know you can’t stomach evil, that you weed out apostolic pretenders. I know your persistence, your courage in my cause, that you never wear out. “But you walked away from your first love—why? What’s going on with you, anyway? Do you have any idea how far you’ve fallen? A Lucifer fall! “Turn back! Recover your dear early love…” -Revelation‬ ‭2:2-5‬ (msg)