You may be thinking, what can you do when something that once energized you has become a burden? A career can be changed, but the deepest matters of the heart, especially our relationship with God, cry out to recapture the fervor that fueled earlier days and times.

The risen Savior praised the church at Ephesus for their faithful service and perseverance, but added, "Nevertheless I have this against you, that you have left your first love. Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent and do the first works" (Rev. 2:4-5).

If our spiritual passion has become cold, let us remember again the great sacrifice of Christ for our sins and turn away from grudging service and allow the wonder of His cross to rekindle our love for Him.