There are many different views on Valentine’s Day! Some people hate it, others love it, and some just do not really care at all! I enjoy Valentine’s Day I guess you could say! I love LOVE!!!! Hahahaha!!! Most people associate “dating” or “marriage” with Valentine’s Day, but that is what we have made it. All that is fine and grand, but Valentine’s Day can be so much more than that! It might be your goal next year to send your mom something, or your grandmother, or the little elderly lady who lives down the street may just want some company! Valentine’s Day is all about loving others! Not just for people who are in a relationship or married! Now I will say, my boyfriend and I celebrated Valentine’s Day! He is so sweet and kind, loving, thoughtful, caring, compassionate, self-less, he has such a huge heart for people, and he LOVES the Lord and me!! And I am so blessed to be able to call him my boyfriend! Thank the Lord! 🙂
Anywho, something really stuck out to me yesterday and got my mind to thinking!! Every Sunday I go to 2 church services! I go to my church and then go to my boyfriend’s church! Its great and so much fun!!! This Sunday, one of the preachers did his sermon on LOVE!!!! But, not the love that we associate with Valentine’s Day! He preached on the LOVE that CHRIST has for his CHILDREN!!! I have never stopped and just tried to think about how much God really loves me, until yesterday! I was just intrigued with this sermon (not that I am not intrigued with any other sermon), but I was really trying to understand this one! It’s like nothing was distracting me! So, I just sat there and listened, soaking it all in!
It is almost IMPOSSIBLE to fully understand how much God loves us! We will never know the full extent of how much God loves us, until we are in heaven, worshipping at his feet!!! But, it really overwhelms me to know how much God really does love me! You see, I sin every single day. And sometimes, it’s the same sins over and over and over again. And it takes me forever to realize that I am doing them over and over, but finally I realize it and get it right. But, no matter what I do, God still forgives me and his LOVE for me never ever changes!!! OMGGGG!!!!!!!! Is that not incredible??? It’s crazy to me yet so completely amazing!!! CHRIST LOVES US SO MUCH THAT WE CAN NEVER FULLY UNDERSTAND IT!!!!!
So, after thinking of how much Christ really does love me, I started thinking about how I do not love people the way I need to. That is something else the preacher talked about. As Christians, we are supposed to love our brothers and sisters in Christ! So many times I am so selfish. And I will admit it. Sometimes I do not feel like talking to people, and avoid them, or I don’t necessarily want to do what my mom wants me to. And I know that is little maybe to you, but I love my parents and I need to show that by obeying them no matter if I don’t “feel” like putting away my clothes or whatever. And that is just one example. My prayer is that the Lord would give me a bigger passion for people and for the lost souls. A HUGE thing I want to care about more is the lost people I come into contact with every single day! Honestly, I do not know if all my friends are saved or not. And I’ve been in school with them for 12 years now. How sad is that……It’s honestly heart breaking, to myself. That is something I am personally praying for!! Plus, who doesn’t just want a bigger heart?
Love is such a great thing! But, the Love that Christ has for his children is unexplainable, and it is unlike any other love out there. If you do not have a personal relationship with him PLEASE talk to me and I would love to help you! Because He is waiting for you and He will always love you and take care of you no matter who you are or what you’ve done! His grace is sufficient every single day! Come to him!!! HE LOVES YOU!!!!!
Thank you to the ones who read this blog! I pray the Lord spoke to you in some way like he did my heart! Even though Valentines Day is over, you can show love and kindness to people any day! Not just Valentine’s Day! Show some love this week!!!!!! And Shine your light for Christ!!!!
1 Corinthians 16:14- “Let all your things be done with charity.”
John 13:34-35- “A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye may also love one another.”
1 John 4:8- “He that liveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.”
John 15:13- “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.”
1 John 4:7- “Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.”
1 John 4:19- “We love him, because he first loved us.”
John 3:16- “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
1 Peter 4:8- “And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins.”
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