“Yet from the days of your fathers you have gone away from My ordinances and have not kept them. Return to Me, and I will return to you, Says the Lord of hosts.” – Malachi 3:7 NKJV
Do you remember when you first got saved or when you rededicated your life back to God? You started out with such passion, excitement, and childlike wonder. As children of God we have to constantly do self evaluation. While living in this world it is easy to go from hot to lukewarm to straight up cold. Malachi 3:6 NKJV says, “For I am the Lord, I do not change.” God doesn’t change, but we do. The condition of our hearts change all the time. Sometimes we leave God, His word, and His instructions for our life behind.
The great thing is even when we leave God’s side, He is never far away. Today God is saying, “Return to Me, and I will return to you. (Malachi 3:7NKJV)” Return to Him, your first love. Reset your life today and start doing things differently. Meditate on God’s Word day and night. Be intimate with Him. Then He will tell you secrets. Then He will use you more. Become intimate enough with Him that He can call you His friend. It delights the Lord when you intentionally seek Him. Reset today. Evaluate your schedule and make some adjustments. Quality time spent with God is never a waste!
Draw Me Close to You – Hillsong
First Love – Chris Tomlin and Kim Walker
My Life, My Love, My All – Kirk Franklin