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Is it from Habit or Love?

Updated on June 28, 2012

Stay Close to the Sheppard

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Remember, repent and return

Do you know what my biggest fear is?

It is growing cold to Jesus. I do not want Him out of my life for even one breath. Whenever I feel my life is moving Jesus’ first place out of my life a humble cry goes out to Him:” Oh Lord, take my life from me rather than allowing me to take my love for you.”

He always gently lovingly guides me back into His flock where I belong. My heart bursts forth in joyous exaltations for His wonderful gift.

“To the angel of the church in Ephesus write:I know your deeds, your hard work and your perseverance. I know that you cannot tolerate wicked people, that you have tested those who claim to be apostles but are not, and have found them false. You have persevered and have endured hardships for my name, and have not grown weary. Yet I hold this against you: You have forsaken the love you had at first.Consider how far you have fallen! Repent and do the things you did at first. Revelation 2:2-3 New International Version

Do you go to church or say your prayers or do volunteer work out of habit because you have done it for so long or do you do it out of love for Jesus? Do you find your Christian life boring and meticulous like a robot? How far has your love for Jesus fallen compared to how deep it was when you first became a Christian?

Would you like to re-connect with Jesus? Why not try these three important things:Remember, repent and return. Remember your joy when you were first a Christian. Ask Jesus to show you how to bring that life and joy back to your relationship with Him. Repent: Admit you have strayed from Jesus and ask Him to forgive you (you know He will). Then Return to Him with your heart. Ask Jesus what you must do and how to go it to return to your loving relationship with Him. He will do it and so must you.

Prayer: Jehovah Shammah (the Lord is present) help me to always stay in a deep loving harmony with you every moment of every day.I ask this in the name of Jesus Immanuel (God amongst us). Amen

May the sunshine of Jesus’ sweet love bless you today and every day.










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    • teacherjoe52 profile imageAUTHOR

      teacherjoe52 

      6 years ago

      Hi Makenzie.

      Thank you for your wonderful comments.

      My most difficult time is also my most special time. Prayer time. It always seems that little things distract me.

      Many times I experiance Gods humour when He answers my prayers in unusual ways.

      I can think of nothing as fullfilling or rewarding as serving God.

      God bless you.

    • Mekenzie profile image

      Susan Ream 

      6 years ago from Michigan

      teacherjoe, beautiful reflection of your heart and love for Jesus. We are left here on earth to 'be' Jesus to those who know Him not. How can we 'be' Jesus if He does not sit on the throne of our hearts.

      The enemy likes to sidetrack and throw thoughts in our minds ... his desire is that we stray stray stray and become ineffectual. Oh that we all would go to God as quickly as we sense our heart beginning to stray, as you explain here: "a humble cry goes out to Him:” Oh Lord, take my life from me rather than allowing me to take my love for you.”

      God does hear and He answers our prayers. There is Joy in serving Jesus.

      Beautiful Hub voted up and across!

      Thanks,

      Mekenzie

    • teacherjoe52 profile imageAUTHOR

      teacherjoe52 

      6 years ago

      Hi teaches,

      Yes we must always be alert to hrowing cold to Jesus.

      God bless you.

    • teacherjoe52 profile imageAUTHOR

      teacherjoe52 

      6 years ago

      Hi teaches,

      Yes we must always be alert to hrowing cold to Jesus.

      God bless you.

    • teaches12345 profile image

      Dianna Mendez 

      6 years ago

      I have the same thoughts: I would hate to have to live without the love of Christ in my life. Thanks for the challenge on this hub. Keep the faith building coming!

    • teacherjoe52 profile imageAUTHOR

      teacherjoe52 

      6 years ago

      Hi Mhatter.

      Thank you. I pray my article guide people to Jesus.

      Happy gourth of July

    • Mhatter99 profile image

      Martin Kloess 

      6 years ago from San Francisco

      Inspiring share. thank you

    • teacherjoe52 profile imageAUTHOR

      teacherjoe52 

      6 years ago

      Thank you Civil War Bob.

      You keep on writing great articles too.

      God bless you

    • teacherjoe52 profile imageAUTHOR

      teacherjoe52 

      6 years ago

      Thank you Civil War Bob.

      You keep on writing great articles too.

      God bless you

    • Civil War Bob profile image

      Civil War Bob 

      6 years ago from Glenside, Pennsylvania

      Right on, Joe...voted up, useful, beautiful. Let your light keep shining!

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