As a new Christian, we would have experienced the “first love” with God, through this fervent hunger for God’s word. We would have spent hours praying and meditating upon His word. But as years went by, the busy life of this world might have kept us away from His word and we have lost our first love for God.
We can see in Revelation Chapter 2 that the Church of Ephesus had started with great enthusiasm and love for the truth, however, the battles of this world and spiritual negligence caused them to lose their enthusiasm for God. This is also true in our lives and today’s churches. Many of us who started our Christian walk with God and the launch of new churches happened with great enthusiasm and evangelistic vision. Somewhere down the line, we have lost our hunger and zeal for the Lord as we had in our early days. May these days of prayer re-kindle and renew your fire for God. We have to remember from where we have fallen and repent so that we will go into a renewal with God. (Revelation 2:5)
If we return diligently to read God’s word and ask him to renew your hunger for His truths, the Lord will definitely answer your prayers. As you keep reading His word you will find God speaking to you directly and your spiritual strength will be renewed. God also wants us to stir up one another and help them renew and find their “first love” for God. One of the key aspects of Church is to have fellowship with our fellow believers and to strengthen each other.
Lord, I pray that you will renew my heart and help me to repent from where I have fallen. Restore my hunger for your word during these days of prayer in Jesus name, Amen.