Tuesday, August 4, 2015

I Can't Help It

Years ago revival swept through our church and our community. Everywhere I went I talked to people about Jesus, invited them to church, and encouraged them to believe. Many times in those conversations, the people I was talking to would say that they had already heard the same things from someone else. Someone else had already talked to them about Jesus, had already invited them to church, had already prayed for them. It seemed that we loved Jesus so much that we could not help but talk about Him.

Christians are the most persecuted group in the world according to the U.S. State department. Do you know why? In most of the world, Christians are so in love with Christ that they cannot help but talk about Him. If they would just be quiet, just fly under the radar, just keep their faith to themselves, they could live a relatively peaceful and undisturbed life. They cannot, though, because they have not abandoned their first love. They have embraced Him. 

But I have this against you: You have abandoned the love you had at first. 5 Remember then how far you have fallen; repent, and do the works you did at first. Otherwise, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place — unless you repent. (Rev. 2:4-5)

Have you abandoned or embraced your first love? Is it that you cannot help but talk about Him, because you love Him so?