Familiarity breeds contempt. True, isn’t it? More often than not, especially in relationships, when you know a person well, you can easily lose respect for that person or become careless in that situation. Consider a marriage relationship- it all starts off well, but over a period of time ,the enthusiasm and the love factor gradually seems to fade away. What happened? Well, life had just become too familiar and mechanical, leaving no room for the husband and wife to enjoy their relationship.
The same husband who would jump onto his feet to fetch a glass of water at the request of his newly married wife, now turns a deaf ear to her repeated calls. It was not that he did not love his wife anymore, but now that they had seen each other so much, the romance seemed to have died, the red roses had faded and the candles from the dinners had melted. Something was missing – the FIRST love.
Do you realize that this human tendency in relationships of this world is also reflected in our relationship with God? We start to get ‘familiar’ with God. Our focus shifts from ‘how much we love God’ to a mechanical and ritualistic ‘how much we do for God’, from how much we spend time with God, to how much we spend time with His people doing His work!
This call goes out to you. Are you getting used to God? Are you getting too familiar with Him? Are you too busy to simply sit at His feet and adore Him? Do you hear Him whisper a profound question into your ears: My child, do you love Me? Do you love Me the way you loved Me before?
I leave this post abrupt here with a hope that this will wake you up and bring a quickening in your spirit to dwell upon these questions.
Take a decision to fall in love madly, head-over-heels all over again with Jesus, your First Love. And the key is to go back to the basics; to the starting point, whether it is just weeping in His presence, gushing out words of love and adoration or just being still in true repentance. Soak in His presence; don’t be in a hurry to rush out for nothing. No one is more important than the LOVER OF YOUR SOUL. Return to your first love.
Have you compromised on your first love? What are the things that have come in between?