Yawning or Yearning?

There is none like You, O Lord; You are great, and great is Your name in might.”

Jeremiah 10:6

An excerpt from The Four Chairs?
by Adrian Despres

We just don’t take people for granted. We take God for granted, too. We start out excited about Him. We live to serve Him. But as the months and years go by, our love for Him grows cold. We stop searching the depths of God’s love. We somehow imagine Him as less than He is, and we believe the lie that it’s no big deal to know Him.

I’ve just described what happens with people who are sitting in the second chair. They’re Christians who’ve been around the church for so long that God is not as important to them as He should be. They sing songs and listen to sermons about Jesus, but sadly, they’ve lost their love for Him.

Have I just described you? Is this the chair you’re sitting in?

Over time, passion fades and love grows cold. It’s time for you to return to your first love. 



Assess where you are right now in your love and passion for God on a scale of 1-10: 1 (stone cold) to 10 (red hot). Talk to God about your answer.

Commit to taking one action step with God this week that will help move you closer to making Him the first love of your life.


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Adrian Despres

Adrian Despres combines passion, intellect and wit as he urges audiences—especially high school, college and young adults—to pursue their highest calling: to know and follow Jesus Christ wholeheartedly.

A gifted Forge speaker, he delivers inspiring and challenging messages to reach those who are spiritually lost and in need of God—and likewise to engage those who are believers and in need of revival for a fully surrendered life. Adrian became a Christian while playing football for Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina, and from 2000-2015, he served as Chaplain for the University of South Carolina’s football team. With speaking engagements that span the globe each year, Adrian’s ministry reaches thousands with the gospel. He holds a Master of Divinity from Columbia International University. Adrian and his wife, Lisa, have two daughters and two sons. Travels from: South Carolina    

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