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From Ameerah's Heart to
short note to you
to Your First Love
Have Always Been There ... a love letter to the Father
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Ameerah's Heart To Yours: A
short note to you...
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Well, February is the month of Valentine's day, so this month's issue
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Our LOVE for God,
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to Your First Love
I know you are
enduring patiently and are bearing up for My name's sake, and you have
not fainted or become exhausted or grown weary.
But I have this [one charge to make] against you:
that you have left (abandoned) the love that you had at first
[you have deserted Me, your first love]...
Repent (change the inner man to meet God's will) and do the works you
did previously [when first you knew the Lord]
Revelation 2:3-5 (AMP)
It is the official
month of love!
Throughout February, we will be surrounded by pictures of cupid and
pink and red hearts every where we turn.
I must admit, I am one of those sappy types. I'm always
looking for any excuse to celebrate the love God has blessed my husband
and I with (I've even been known to make up holidays of my own).
But, the approaching Valentine's day has
really made me stop and think about my first Love- My Heavenly Father.
Just like any relationship, the spiritual love affair that we share
with our Heavenly Father has its peaks and valleys.
When we first begin to connect with God, we are so excited.
Everything feels new, and we feel so alive!
But, as time goes on, it is easy for the passionate love that you once
held in your heart to lose some of its spark. It's not that
you don't still love the Lord. It is just that you have not
spent enough time nurturing your relationship with Him to strengthen
and deepen the love that the two of you share.
I think it is so profound that, in the scripture above, God
acknowledges that these people are patiently enduring hardships for His
name's sake. He even commends them for not growing weary.
But, their endurance is not what God truly desires - He wants
Just like any spouse, God wants you to love Him just as passionately as
you did when you first met. If you only saw your
husband or wife in a crowded building once a week, how close could the
two of you possibly get?
It takes designated time alone with the one you Love to strengthen the
bonds between the two of you.
This Valentine's day, take some time and think about your first Love.
Think of special ways to express your love for Him, and to
show Him that He is still #1 in your life.
Scripture Memory Card
Print this scripture
memory card, and meditate on these words from God throughout
Allow His Word to renew your mind as you begin falling more
deeply in love with Him all over again!
me to fall in love with You more deeply every day!
And you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul,
all your mind, and all your strength. -Mark 12:30 (NLT)
I have this [one
charge to make] against you: that you have left (abandoned) the love
that you had at first [you have deserted Me, your first
love]. Repent (change the inner man to
meet God's will) and do the works you did previously [when first you
knew the Lord]
-Revelation 2:4-5 (AMP)
We know how much
God loves us, and we have put our trust in His love.
God is love, and all who live in love live in God, and God lives in
-1 John 4:16 (NLT)
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Columnist Article: You
Have Always Been There
By Guest Writer Shari Weigerstorfer
My Dear Friend, I've never been alone because of You. I've never cried
a tear You did not dry. I've always known Your comfort, Your care and
Your companionship. You have always been with me. You have always been
From my earliest moments, I knew Your precious presence. Creator of
life, You gave me life. You were present at my birth; planning my days,
knowing my times, understanding my ways, walking ahead, protecting,
supplying and guiding.
You who are outside time have shared time with me. The life You gave
me, You've lived with me. As my lifelong companion, we've walked this
life together. You have always been there.
You taught me how to love and how to trust. You're now everything to me
and the essence of our relationship is an intoxicating, heady fragrance
which permeates my life and beautifies my days. It is always there.
You've never left me, my faithful friend, my teacher, my guide. You've
known me and loved me through it all.
And when my life is through, You will be there too. Leading me on to
wherever we will go and to whatever we will do. You have always been
there. You won't leave me then. We'll be together as always. My dear
Friend and I.
Psalm 71:5-7 "For Thou art my hope; Oh Lord God, Thou art my confidence
from my youth. By Thee I have been sustained from my birth; Thou art He
who took me from my mother's womb; my praise is continually of Thee."
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Shari Weigerstorfer is a free-lance Christian writer, native to the
West Coast of America. When not indulging in her passion for travel,
she writes from her home in Switzerland. Other articles by Shari can be
found on her site at Faithwriters.com.
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