Loving God

When we first learned about God, it was like we fell in love with Him. We believed what we read about Jesus in the Bible, and then we started to trust God. Finally, we obeyed God’s commands and gave our lives in service to Him.
Our Bible verses today tell us about the church in the city of Ephesus. In verses 1 and 2, Jesus lists some good things these people did: worked hard, never gave up, didn’t accept evil people and never stopped trying.
But sometimes people fall out of love with God. That’s what happened to the Ephesian Christians. “But I have this against you: You have left the love you had in the beginning” (verse 4). Maybe they were obeying God without really loving Him.
God wants our obedience and our love. We need to love Him with our heart, mind, soul and strength. Be sure that your relationship with God is strong and loving.