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  1. It can be so hard to remember what it was like to be a new Christian, but I think you are right. It is so important not to lose sight of our first love. The reason we fell in love with Jesus in the first place.

    1. Very true. It’s too easy to look behind us and see growth and think that’s the end. Looking ahead shows us just how far below “done” we actually are.

  2. It is so easy to become status quo and think that is okay…so many of our relationships get that way, but that is not what we should be doing. We should be excited and living with anticipation of what God will do next. Thanks for the reminder.

  3. I love this post! As i’m approaching my 8th year anniversary of salvation, this is a great reminder of how passionate and excited I was about our relationship with Jesus. Reading this just stirred up some fresh excitement.

  4. This was a great reminder. On Sunday my husband read the scripture in the church service from Revelation. And he asked us all to listen to the verse as if it was the first time we heard it. Powerful! I want to keep my faith fresh!

  5. I go back to the Cross. I can get pretty cocky in my Christian walk, but then I remember that I didn’t deserve His Sacrifice for me, and it humbles me.

    I also see my kids’ excitement and it reminds me too see Jesus through their eyes.

  6. Every morning when I wake up I remind myself His mercies are new! I know about being the chiefest of sinners. I also know the transforming power of mercy, grace and forgiveness and the redemptive power of God’s love. Loving Jesus is being intentional about thanking Him every day for loving me despite my shortcomings.

  7. I like your comparison of being at a wedding to witnessing the change in a new believer’s life!
    I keep it fresh by times of confession, preferably daily, and through the daily communion of reading the word with a prayerful attitude. When I let other things take priority, which happens sometimes, the freshness goes out to be replaced by staleness. Then I have to confess that idolatry of misplaced priorities and every bad attitude that came because of the tangent I went off on, and return to those times of sweet communion with God that comes only in submission to Him and in giving Him first place in every thought and conversation and activity.

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