Revelation 2:4-5 Yet I hold this against you: You have forsaken your first love. Remember the height from which you have fallen! Repent and do the things you did at first. If you do not repent, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place.
Nearly 15 years later I look back and remember the butterflies I felt talking to the man I have fallen in love with more and more everyday. I remember the many dates we spent walking and talking just getting to know each other. I couldn't spend enough time with him. There weren't enough hours in the day. I wanted to be with him every second of every day. Now 15 years later I love him dearly. Some days I still feel those butterflies. Some days I can't get enough time with him. But honestly, other days I just coast along through life. We see each other. We talk. But I don't long to spend moments with him. I'm busy with this thing called life and sometimes I fit him in wherever I can.
Sounds like another relationship I have. When I first fell in love with my Savior, when I first made Him Lord of my life I was sold out. Sure I still have days like that here and there. But for the most part I have spent far too long coasting through life. My home and my walk with Him has been a luxury liner just coasting along and enjoying the day to day in the beautiful waters. But that's not what I am called to be. I am called to be a battleship following hard after Him. I want to return to my first love. It's time that I start longing to spend each moment with Him again. It's time that my every thought and decision reflect my relationship with Him. It's time I spend my days walking with Him. After all, that is my purpose here.
I have been challenged and it has never been more clear that it's time my family becomes a battleship for Christ and not a luxury liner. It's time I become a follower of Christ and not a fan. Thank you to the messenger that made that picture so clear for me.
Are you coasting along enjoying life on your luxury liner or are you a battleship following hard after Him?
Are you a fan of Christ or are you a follower?