SUMMIT OF LOVE
The highest point is a summit. When a body of water comes up, the highest point can be determined by the marks on surrounding items. When the waters recede the marks are most noticed. The marks left on posts or trees indicate the height of water at its peak. The points can be measured by past events or used as a gauge for future events.
If you had a river of love and a way to measure your love toward God, could you see the mark of your love’s summit? Has there been a time in the past where the mark was made on your measuring post showing a level higher than your river of love right now? Is your gauge registering higher than it has ever peaked?
Revelation 2:5 provides a warning to the church of Ephesus. It is instructive for us, if we find the summit in our river of love at a point higher than we are right now. Jesus pointed out the church at Ephesus had fallen in their love to God. They were quite busy doing many wonderful things and laboring greatly. However, they had neglected their first love. The scripture admonished the church to repent and do what they did at first.
Ephesians 3:17-19 explains what they did at first. The book of Ephesians was written to the “saints which are at Ephesus, and to the faithful in Christ Jesus.” The church was to
- Let Christ dwell in their hearts by faith.
- Be rooted and grounded in love.
- From all directions fully know the love of Christ Jesus.
- Be filled with all the fullness of God.
The book of Hebrews admonishes us as believers to consider Jesus, and His working such a great Salvation for us through faith.
Today, if you’re looking up and seeing your river of love line was at a summit in the past that it doesn’t meet now, the point can be used as a gauge for you to go higher. The instructions found in the Word of God inform us what to do when we see that our summit used to be higher than it is now.
- Be filled with Christ and His fullness.
Fill yourself with Christ and watch the summit of your river of love go up and up and up.
Written By: Anne Gurley