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When Love Turns Cold

            A church sign caught my eye recently.  It got my attention because of the following statements:           

                                    “Dear God:

                                    I’ve got a problem, It’s a “ME” problem.”

            Unfortunately, most of our problems, are “ME” problems, self-afflicted problems!  Homemade problems!

            Most of our “ME” problems stem from allowing our love to turn cold.  “And because iniquity (sin) shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold” (Matthew 24:12).

            What are the symptoms of a dying love?

            One is when an individual’s prayers become mundane, canned, routine, or artificial.  It doesn’t take long for love to turn cold, when one ceases to pray, or pray with the right spirit.  Prayer keeps the heart warm.  Sin turns it cold, and love freezes the spirit to death.

            Two is when worship has lost its luster.  If a ballgame has more excitement than worship, then your love has turned as “cold as kraut.”  You are frozen stiff, spiritually speaking.

            Three is when the preacher’s sermons are too strong.  But it is my understanding that the preacher is to preach the Word.  When the fire goes out in the pulpit, then the people in the pews freeze to death.

            And four, absenteeism will cause love to grow cold. 

            Also, when love grows cold between a man and a woman, a husband and a wife, then trouble lies ahead.  And what follows is often ugly.

            Don’t let your love grow cold for the church, the family, or that person who means everything to you.

            When love grows cold, then it must be revived.