Go and cry in the hearing of Jerusalem, saying, “Thus says the LORD: I remember you, The kindness of your youth,The love of your betrothal,When you went after Me in the wilderness, In a land not sown.”      Jeremiah 2:2

Even when our hearts grow cold toward God and our devotion to Him weakens, His love remains steadfast. We may forget God, but He remembers us.

God was concerned because the people of Judah had allowed their hearts to drift far from Him. In a powerful moment, God shared His heart with His people, recalling what it was like when they first began loving Him. He remembered how they had loved Him, as a new bride loves her husband, with excitement and enthusiasm for the future. He recalled the kindness they had expressed as they willingly followed Him wherever He led them. God reminded them of the love they had once had for Him, so that the memory might rekindle feelings of devotion and their hearts might return to Him.

If you do not guard our heart, you will grow cold in your love for Christ. A time may come when He approaches you and reminds you what your relationship was once like. Do you recollect the joy that permeated your life when you first became a Christian? Do you recall the youthful commitments you made to Him, pledging to do anything He told you to do? Do you remember the thrill you experienced each time you came to understand a new dimension of His nature? Spiritual memory is important. You may not realize how far you have drifted from God until you contrast the love you are expressing to Him now with that of earlier days.

God has not changed. He is the same Person you gave your heart to when you became a Christian (Mal. 3:6-7). If your love for God is not as intense as it once was, return to Him. He will restore the intimate fellowship you once shared with Him.

  1. September 10

    Dear Servants of our most high God. Thank you for your obedience to our Lord and Savior the Lord Jesus Christ. Your books and daily devotionals have been used by our Lord to totally change my Spiritual way and understanding. Your ministry has been totally life changing in my life. Thank you so very very much. I so look forward to meeting each of you with Jesus our Lord in Heaven. You have been used by our Lord to greatly help me to grow Spiritually in knowledge and understanding. I use what I am learning in the Lord’s work of my life, 2 mission trips to the Philippines, leading a weekly Bible study and preach at a care center, in lay ministry in the local church and in sharing my faith with the neighbors and friends. I thank and praise the Lord for you and all that you do. You are daily in my thoughts and prayers. I can remember hearing about the book “Experiencing God:’ I did every thing possible to get the book and to read and put into practice all the Dr. Blackaby was teaching. Thank you Dr. Blackaby and I suggest to others to study to change their Spiritual understanding and growth. May the Lord bless each of you in a special way. The Lord’s servant Alven Mahler.

    • September 13

      Hi Alven,
      Thank you so much for the kind words and it’s great to hear of all God is doing in and through your life!
      – The BMI Team

  2. September 10

    Thank you for all you do. I read your devotionals daily and have for years. I couldn’t count how many times these devotionals spoke directly to me about issues I was facing. Your efforts to bring God’s word to the world are even more important during these times of great deceit. His word is truth. Keep up the good fight!

  3. September 11

    Wow, this devotional is exactly what I needed to hear. Thank you!

  4. September 10

    “If you do not guard our heart, you will grow cold in your love for Christ.”
    Should be “If you do not guard your heart, you will grow cold in your love for Christ.”

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