Saturday, February 17, 2007

Falling in Love Again

This is an excellent article that I can't recommend highly enough, it is definitely worth your time. It is written by Steven Lawson who is one of the best expositors on the planet. I hope you take the time to read through this - I believe you will be blessed.

Here is an excerpt:

"Far greater than the much-publicized romance between Prince Charles and Lady Di is our relationship with Jesus Christ. Ours is the greatest love story ever known. The King of kings courted us, lowly peasants that we were, and pursued us to become His royal bride. At first, our love showed that we were the definition of romance. The epitome of love, courtship, and marriage.

Bible study was so life-changing. Prayer was so heart-lifting. Worship was so earthshaking. We savored every moment in His presence. But, as in any relationship, our love for Christ is subject to fluctuation. Sometimes there is a serious waning of our intensity. Sometimes our passion for the Lord grows stale. Mechanical. Routine. And we begin to take Him for granted.

Sure, we are still the bride of Jesus Christ. And, legally, we are still married. But we are merely coexisting. We share the same heart, but the relationship has grown cold. Distant."

Dr. Lawson's four point outline:

Step One: Remember
Step Two: Repent
Step Three: Repeat
Step Four: Remain

(click below to read how Dr. Lawson unpacks these points)

Click here for full article.

1 comment:

Pastor R C said...

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