Keith Green has a song that says:
Oh Lord Please Light the Fire
That Once Burned Bright and Clear
Replace the Lamp of My First Love
That Burns With Holy Fear
We should let this be our prayer. I propose the question to you; how is your fire? Does it burn bright and clear?
Revelation 2:4 says, “Nevertheless I have this against you, that you have left your first love.”
In the rigors of life, our light begins to dim. The passion and fire that once burned so intensely is now little more than a flicker. It is called the road to complacency. This is where we travel down life’s highway but fail to refuel daily. Before you know it, you are out of fuel and burned out.
Complacency is more than just not being active, it is an attitude. An Attitude of Contentment! Recently, I had to replace a light fixture in our house. The old light lit up the room very well and the new one does not put off as much light. The first couple of days, there was a noticeable difference, but now we have become used to the light. The light has not gotten any brighter, but we have adjusted to it. It is the same way in our spiritual lives. Once we have allowed complacency to set in, we no longer feel the difference because we become accustomed to it.
I challenge you today to look back over your life. See if the flame has become dim and pray as the song said, "Replace the lamp of my first love that burns with Holy Fear."