Like the church in Revelation, some of us have left our first love. We have grown distant from God. It doesn't happen overnight, but occurs gradually, like a slow leak. Familiarity and convenience cause us to drift away from Jesus and toward religion. When we realize our hearts have grown cold we try to get back to our first love by reading, praying and fasting more; but our efforts are in vain. God wants to bring a fire back to our hearts, and it starts with us acknowledging who God is—that He is good and His mercy endures forever.