Don’t ever lose your love for God

Posted: November 17, 2012 in Jesus

The loss of material things is not such a big problem, nor the loss of friends, but losing our love for God is such an incalculable loss. If a man loses his love for God then he’s lost everything, even though he may possess many things. Therefore, by all means, and come what may, don’t let your love for Jesus grow cold, but rather be diligent to keep your love alive by taking the time to be alone with Him, just bcos you love Him, and not for what He can do for you.

From Ian’s blog

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Comments
  1. donna norton says:

    How do you lose your love for God? How does that happen????

    • fleebabylon says:

      Donna-

      It usually happens slowly by neglect, the things of the world (business, etc) or even sometimes seemingly pious things choking out the life of God in a believer. This can happen to true believers, even those who labor for the Lord and despise apostate christendom (revelation 2:2) . I know from some of my own failings in the past I can only respond in humility:

      “is it me Lord, by your grace never let it be me”

      rather than how I used to respond:

      “not I Lord – if all else lose their love for you I never will”.

      God bless you sister, I hope you are well in the Lord! -Jim

  2. fleebabylon says:

    Matthew 26:21 And as they did eat, he said, Verily I say unto you, that one of you shall betray me. And they were exceeding sorrowful, and began every one of them to say unto him, Lord, is it I?

  3. ian vincent says:

    Don’t ever lose your love for God…

    It means the only real thing we need to be concerned about is whether we truly love God. If we do, then everything else falls into place.

  4. Scarlett says:

    It’s the first Commandment. If we can’t, won’t, or don’t obey this one Commandment, how then can we obey the second one, to love our neighbors as ourselves?

    And so it follows that we would be unable to fulfill the Great Commission, or, go through the trials and testings of our faith, enduring the hardships, and sufferings, taking up our own cross, and denying SELF.

    Then, if we get to that place where SELF is “our beloved” instead of Jesus, we have one foot over the wall, and we’re going to commit spiritual adultery, which will be followed by spiritual death.

    So, Ian, this admonition to never lose our love for God is a very serious and valid one. One for our own good, not just a selfish warning coming from a jealous God. God may watch over us with a jealous love, but what He does for us is always for our good,

    I will never forget when I received the infilling of the Holy Spirit…it was a moment when I was extending love to a small child, the love of the Lord, and then He shed His love abroad in my heart by His Holy Spirit.

    But, we can’t take even a powerful experience like that for granted and assume that will be all we’ll ever need without keeping that love fire burning in our hearts …we can allow our love to wax cold if we don’t keep an eye on ourselves, and keep in close contact and communion with the LORD. Just like human relationships, loving the Lord has to be tended to and nurtured or it will grow cold.

    May grace and peace be multiplied to you and all the brethren,

    Scarlett

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