Text: Songs 3:1-2

Memory Verse:
“Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent and do the first works, or else I will come to you quickly and remove your lampstand from its place—unless you repent.”
‭‭Revelation‬ ‭2‬:‭5‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

You can’t fix a problem that you haven’t acknowledged. No one can also help a person who cannot acknowledge his or her problem. So, the first thing in recovering is identifying that there is a loss.
Samson didn’t acknowledge that he had long lost the presence of God until he finally fell down flat. He bragged about his old anointing, unknown to him that, the smoke will always continue after the fire has been put off. …“I will go out as before, at other times, and shake myself free!” But he did not know that the Lord had departed from him.” ‭‭(Judges‬ ‭16‬:‭20‬).
So, did also the children of Israel after they had given a bad report about the land and had rebelled against the Lord. Even after Moses warned them not to go up against their enemies, they presumptuously went ahead and were defeated ‭‭(Deut‬ ‭1‬:‭43‬-‭44‬).
In our text today, the bride discovered in the night that her lover wasn’t with her. She had lost the love of her life.
The scriptures admonish us to examine ourselves to know if we are still in the faith (2 Cor 13:5). Have you also lost your first love for God and the things of the kingdom? Can you remember how you were usually the first to get to church every Sunday and rarely missed the midweek teaching and prayer meetings? Even in your fellowship or small group meetings, you were an example of fervency. You were so passionate about telling others about Christ and always participated in evangelism. You never missed paying your tithe and gladly responded to giving to kingdom projects.
Do you still see your signs? Do you still hear that gentle voice? Does God still reveal things to you? Is your conscience still sensitive to the Spirit’s promptings? Are you vexed by the ungodliness in the society or have blended with it?
You must discover where you lost Him. The prodigal son discovered where he lost it and went back. Joseph and Mary, likewise, went back to Jerusalem where they lost Him. Where did you lose Him? In that sinful relationship; in the neglect of prayer; in not giving time for the word; or in that disobedience?
Friends, don’t assume to go as before like Samson nor go up to battle presumptuously like the Israelites. May the Lord reveal Himself to you as you seek Him in Jesus name.

Prayer points
1. Father, please, open my eyes and understanding to my true spiritual condition in Jesus name.
2. Father, please, show me where I lost You, as I seek to return to You in Jesus name.

Today’s declarations
1. My daily self examination helps me to discover my true spiritual state and keeps me from falling.
2. I will rather go back to where I have lost Him to get Him back than assuming and presuming to go ahead.

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