Monday, February 13, 2012
Happy Valentines Day! I have been thinking about this day for a few weeks now. There is a great deal of hype that comes with this day...all in the name of St. Valentine! I am sure it is a day that stresses most men out far greater than they care to speak about, but oh what a debt they fear paying if they don't somehow rise to the occasion!
Really ladies? Let's take a moment to think about how ridiculous this whole thing really is! What we really want surely doesn't rest on one day of the year set aside to acknowledge by default what we long to celebrate with our spouse all year long.
Can I get an Amen?
After all, how many of us really need a box of chocolate candy to promote an increase in dress size? Flowers on the other hand, are much nicer coming on a day when there is no special occasion. A surprise out of nowhere is a mind blowing treat in my book! What I really desire...is just a heartfelt love letter to remind me of those little things I long to hear all year long, but because men are only good at expressing emotions like tired and hungry...the love letter never seems to come or does it?
There is a love letter written to you specifically and it is called God's Holy Word, the Bible! Every longing your sweet little heart desires can be filled from the life giving words that leap from those pages. We just get so busy and bogged down that we fail to get into the word and drink in that life that fills every longing our heart has ever felt.
The best Valentine ever is told in John 3:16!
"For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life."
The eternal life-giver wants to be the lover of your soul and fill every facet of your heart with just what you need if you will surrender and receive. You may be saved, but find yourself floundering about in a life that still feels like bondage.
Until we stop trying to meet our own needs and run to the one who is our only need, we will be unable to truly love.
Your heart desires it, the world tries to celebrate it, but you won't find true love until you give your heart to God...then follow your heart!
Jesus just may be saying to you, "Be Mine"!
Happy Valentine's Day 2012!