First Love


First Love is ardent, pure and passionate
Desiring the fullness of being intimate
Eyes only focused on the object of affection
Tempted not by selfish ambition

First love is a raging fire
Consuming the heart’s other desires
Steadfast and steady pledging undying devotion
Confidently declaring, “This is more than emotion”

With the passing of time, First Love is tested
Distractions arise, new services requested
Passions cool from intimacy to the familiar
Slipping silently into shoes that hinder

The once raging fire, now only smolders
Crowded out by cares weighing down the shoulders
Inattentive to the voice of the Dearly Beloved
Too busy now to nurture First Love

Come back, My dove, and sit with Me
The Beloved calls and the Spirit agrees
Return to Your First Love where there is safety
The hour is late, the land full of iniquity

My scepter extended, come quickly to My side
Put on the garments fashioned for My Bride
Rekindle First Love, it will quench your thirst
Remember, My dove, I loved you first


Scriptural References:
Esther 5:2; 8:4;  Song of Songs (Whole Book);  Matthew 5:6, 8; 24:12
Mark 12:30
;  1 John 4:18-19;  Revelation 2:4-5.


~ Mary B. Dovie
“In God We Trust”

Mary B. Dovie imageMary B. Dovie is an ordained minister of the Gospel under the covering of Joy Christian Church and Gideon Christian Fellowship in New Orleans, Louisiana.  She operates under a prophetic and teaching anointing.  Mary is married to her high school sweetheart, Paul; they live in Theodore, Alabama.  Their family includes son Anthony, who serves in the US Army, as well as their son Matthew, his wife, Jennifer, and daughters, Amelia and Stella.

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