Leaving Your First Love

Every day, as I read my Bible, I’m looking for inspiration for my blog. Today a verse jumped out and slapped me. It was Revelation 2:4 “Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hath left thy first love.” (KJV)

For a Christian, leaving our first love, means putting God (God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit) last in our lives. If He is there at all. Each time we leave God out of the challenges and the triumphs happening each day, we leave our first love. As a person living with ALS, I frequently need the Lord our God. I ask Jesus to “take the wheel” of my life, and every time I drink iced tea or water. I could easily aspirate my drink, but I don’t when I call upon Jesus, my Savior.

I need God, and I constantly praise and thank Him for the benefits I receive, as well as the hardships. This is because I know when troubles come, the Lord is teaching me something. For example: When I receive cough assist (a machine hooked up to my tracheostomy tubing) which makes me cough, which I can’t do on my own. If I don’t ask God to clear my lungs, there is always some mucous left in my chest. I thank the Lord anyway, because it was my fault; I’d left my first love.

1 John 4:19 – We love Him, because He first loved us. (KJV)



  1. Frances Penick says:

    Dear Jennifer, You are an inspiration to me.  Reading your story today makes me stop and thank God for my many blessings, no matter what I am facing right now. God help me to keep You as my First Love. Jenn, you and your family are in my prayers. Sincerely,Dr. Penick

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    1. Thank you, Dr. Penick! God bless you.


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