Stuart Townend - My First Love
Revelation 2:1-7 (NKJV)
1 "To the angel of the church of Ephesus write, 'These things says He who holds the seven stars in His right hand, who walks in the midst of the seven golden lampstands:
Jesus, please walk among us.
2 I know your works, your labor, your patience, and that you cannot bear those who are evil. And you have tested those who say they are apostles and are not, and have found them liars;
Lord, we have tried to be faithful to your word and we are told we must have a bishop who is unfaithful to your word. What are we to do?
3 and you have persevered and have patience, and have labored for My name's sake and have not become weary.
Holy Spirit, help us persever through this time of testing and division and not grow weary of doing goood.
4 Nevertheless I have this against you, that you have left your first love.
Jesus, somehow we have slipped off that first love for you. Help us come back to our first love for you.
5 Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent and do the first works, or else I will come to you quickly and remove your lampstand from its place--unless you repent.
Father, sweep through this diocese with your Spirit of repentance.
6 But this you have, that you hate the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.
LORD, show us the way forward as those who espouse evil take over the church.
7 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes I will give to eat from the tree of life, which is in the midst of the Paradise of God." '
Father, give us ears to hear what your Spirit is saying to the church.
Come Holy Spirit - Let the Fire Fall
Holy Spirit, come upon us with your fire
Robin Mark - Ancient Words
Jesus, I know these words are 2,000 years old, but they bring fresh convicetion. Help us follow where you lead.
A Word Received: Follow me. That is what I told my first disciples and that is what I Am telling you. They immediately left their nets; will you leave yours?