From a Myspace blog post I wrote in 2006.
Wow, can you say “God speaking to me!”
Revelation 2:2 –
2I know what you do, how you work hard and never give up. I know you do not put up with the false teachings of evil people. You have tested those who say they are apostles but really are not, and you found they are liars. 3You have patience and have suffered troubles for my name and have not given up. 4But I have this against you: you have left the love you had in the beginning. 5So remember where you were before you fell. Change your hearts and do what you did at first.
i think its when we become content with our relationship with God is when we should worry. a healthy relationship means desiring more. i think when you know you don’t have enough of God is when your are at least on the right track. i think we get off that track when we forget our first love (Jesus), and when we stop desiring Him, when we want to be better people but forget why. i know that the grace of God saves us not the stuff we do, but we sometimes we begin to believe that the good stuff we do will make our relationship better. i think that’s backwards. that we should seek the relationship first, remember our first love, the reason for the good stuff we do. and then the stuff is done in love not in vein.
this was just my opinion, God just really spoke to me when reading this. i’ve been having a problem with doing things for God in vein lately… kind of thinking out loud. what do you think?