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Aug 2 Devotion: When Your Sizzle Begins to Fizzle!

Rev. 2:2-5– I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars:

3 And hast borne, and hast patience, and for my name’s sake hast laboured, and hast not fainted.

4 Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love.

5 Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.

*The Lord reveals to the church at Ephesus that even though they had done good things for Him, their love for Him has begun to wane.

When Your Sizzle Begins to Fizzle!

  1. recognize your Coldness!

*you’ll notice that your…

-Compassion turns into a Chore

-Contentment turns to Criticism

-Convictions turn into what’s Convenient

  1. Close the gap!

James 4:8a– Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you.

  1. address your Cuts!

*wounds need attention or they will never heal!

**some wounds come from…

-the Fight

-in the Faith

-Family

-Friends

-a Fall

  1. Consider Him!

Heb. 12:3– For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds.

*then give Him your…

-Load

Matt. 11:28-30– Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.

30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

-Love

-Life

  1. get back to Calvary!

  2. Count your blessings!

  3. Cast your eyes toward Heaven!

Heb. 12:2– Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

*Friend, are you on fire for the Lord? If so, Hallelujah; If not, let Him restore unto you the sizzle you once knew!

–Pastor Doug Foster

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