Do you sense a kind of malaise among Christ-followers?
What has happened to zeal? Passion? Being on fire? Fervency? Intensity? Wholeheartedness? Risk-taking?
Deut 6 states, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.”
I agree with Ray Ortlund:
Through the years, whenever I’ve seen people who showed a capacity for intensity and passion and wholeheartedness, I’ve been drawn to them. And I am repelled by listlessness, especially my own…. Moderate love is a sin. Maybe the worst sin.
St. Augustine said it well, “Give me a man in love. He knows what I mean.”
O Jesus, renew my zeal. I want to burn – fervent in spirit, serving you. Renew the first love for you.
O make me Thine forever, and should I fainting be,
Lord, let me never, never outlive my love to Thee.