I am posting notes here for my friend Sheila who was sick and couldn't be at church tonight...
Getting back to your first love
Preacher West started talking about how Samson was God's man and let sin come between him and God and tells us in Judges16:20
And she said, “The Philistines are upon you, Samson!” So he awoke from his sleep, and said, “I will go out as before, at other times, and shake myself free!” But he did not know that the LORD had departed from him.
He said that was one of the saddest verses in the Bible
He then goes to Rev. 2:1 where the church of Ephesus has slowly pulled away from God talking about how first we stop going to church on Wednesdays and skipping Sundays, then we stop praying faithfully and then we find we are no longer in love with God like we were when we first were saved!
Matthew 24:12 (New King James Version)
12 And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold.
He talks about how went we lose something we need to go back to where we were when we first lost it.
IF WE LOVE GOD WE MUST RETURN TO DOING THE THINGS THAT BRING US CLOSE TO GOD!
We must read the Word, Pray and go to Church and HEAR GOD'S WORD"
Ps23 tells us we HE RESTORETH MY SOUL
It's a gradual thing that brings us back to where we need to be, there must be a starting point!