Thursday, February 14, 2013

Love Letter . . . NOT!

I know your deeds, your hard work and your perseverance.
I know you cannot tolerate wicked people.
You have persevered and have endured hardships for my name's sake and not grown weary.
Your have left your first love -- ME.
(taken from Rev. 2:2-4).

No, this is NOT the love letter I would want to receive from Jesus, the lover of my soul.

I have to stop and think--if Jesus were to write me a love letter,
stating all the things He loves about me, 
would there be a YET included?

Today, on a day that is set aside for LOVE,
Let's take time to remember Jesus . . .
The One who gave everything He had for us,
and is going to share everything He has with us.

"Now if we are children, then we are heirs -- heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, 
if indeed we share in His sufferings in order that we may also share in His glory." (Rom. 8:17).

If you have gotten caught up in the busyness of life and in the busyness of "doing" church and have lost your first love, all you have to do is:
  • Remember from what heights you have fallen (Where did Jesus pick you up? Out of the miry clay or beside your road of broken dreams?)
  • Repent and turn away from what seems to drive you away for Him
  • Go back and do the things you did when you first met Jesus

Then rest in the fact that:

"To him who overcomes (is victorious), I will grant to eat of the tree of life, 
which is in the paradise of God." (Rev. 2:7).

Happy Valentine's Day!

image from office


  1. Great reminder for today and every day, Beth. Others love may come and go, but Jesus never changes...and neither does His love for us.

    Happy Valentines Day!

    1. Thanks Cathy. Good reminder to me . . . His love is FOREVER!!!!

  2. Beautiful post, Beth! I'm gonna share this!

    1. Thanks Vonda,
      I'd be honored for you to share . . . share away :)

  3. Thank you for this beautiful post, Beth. I will read this over and over. His love is FOREVER!!!!