I don’t have anything planned to write even as I begin to type, but I feel like I need to, so here I am. My child that is usually up by 6:15am is still asleep and I’m going to take advantage of this extra God-given quiet time.
It’s Valentine’s Day. I’ve never really cared much about Valentine’s Day. My dad always made it special…with flowers for my mother and I and maybe some candy. It’s not really observed at my house now and I’m fine with that. Though I do believe I will do something special with the kids today…but we are going to change focus. Shift thinking. Put our thoughts of love towards the only One who makes love possible. Who gives us the ability to love and has shown us love in the most extreme way. We are going to love on and in and through Jesus today.
We are going to make Valentine’s …in Jesus name.
We are going to make cookies… in Jesus name.
We are going to play in the snow…in Jesus name.
We are going to talk about the greatest gift of love ever poured out on humanity…in Jesus name.
I’m feeling better about Valentine’s day already. This will be a day to truly and wholly talk about the greatest love story ever known. And the awesome revelation is that it includes ME and YOU and ALL OF US. Yes, that is worth sharing. And that is worth living IN today.
If you know Jesus…love on Him today and live through the LOVE he has placed in you. If you don’t feel it or can’t find it…trust me, it’s there. Seek Him and you will find Him.
Sometimes love isn’t a feeling at all, it’s a choice.
CHOOSE to live in LOVE today with the One who loves you completely.
If you don’t know Jesus…I pray you will feel His love today…through a kind gesture of another one who does know Him…through a glimpse of His father’s beauty all around you…through a desire to fill that void in your soul that you don’t know how to fill.
He was born for YOU. He lived and died for YOU. He loves YOU. Even if no one else around you does, Jesus loves you. Sounds trite to some. But it’s God’s honest, simple truth…He loves YOU. He desires to be the lover of your soul.
And in giving everything we have to the One who loves us completely we find a love like we have never known. The great Promise Keeper does not disappoint his Beloved.
If you don’t know how or what to do to find Him…pray. If you’ve never prayed and don’t think you know how, I’ll pray for you and with you now…
I come before you a confessed sinner. I am not perfect. I mess up…a lot. I know that I have a void in my life that I have tried to fill with lots of things and even people, but it’s not getting me anywhere. The void is still there. I believe in my heart that you sent your Son, Jesus, to die for my sins and I believe three days later, He rose from the grave and is in Heaven with you now. I want to be there with you one day. I know that is not possible without faith in Him. The One you gave for ME. So, I pray now, In Jesus Name, that He would come into my heart and my life and fill me with HIS one and only love.
Can it be that simple? Yes, it can. Yes, it is. God’s one and only true Word says so.
Romans 10:9 (ESV)
“… because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”
Go IN love today…the greatest love ever known. The most complex love. The simplest love.