Jesus is my “Valentine.”

  1 John 4:16 New King James Version (NKJV)

“And we have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, love God in him.” 

 

With valentine’s day right around the corner (I know, I can’t believe it’s already February either!) I have really started to realize how blessed I am for this season of “singleness” in my life where I can focus fully on God and where He has me.

“But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.” Matthew 6:33 nkjv

  

 The World today tries to make us feel, either: A. That being single is bad and lonely and that we need someone… or, B. That we don’t need anyone and being “independent” is the way to go! 

   Well… first, the only One we truly need is God. Second, while being independent through our dependence in Christ is fine the Bible tells us that we do need others. We are designed for human interaction and fellowship with one another; it is just part of a healthy, Christian life. We are meant to share His love and amazing grace with others; plain and simple.

Hebrews 10: 24-25

“And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.”

  

 Only God knows the plans He has for each of us. I personally find that beautifully exciting! We will go through many different “seasons” in our life; times of sorrow and of happiness, times of relaxation and of busyness, times of singleness and then of marriage, and so on. 
  So whatever season God has you in right now be thankful for it and be “all there.” It is all for a reason; maybe to teach us something or maybe to help us appreciate what we have at the moment more. No matter what season of our life we are in at any given time it is so important to make sure we put God at the center of it all. Our focus and reason should always primarily be our Heavenly Father and everything else will “fall into place.” 

“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” Galatians 6:9

  

 So, in traditional Valentine fashion use this time to refocus and realize who the true “Love of your life” is and who it should be. Remembering that all of your happiness, self-worth, comfort and love should come firstly (and most importantly) from your Lord and Savior.

Romans 8: 35-39 New International Version  (NIV)

35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? 36 As it is written:

           “For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep , be slaughtered.”

37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. 38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”


   Always remember single, betrothed or married that you are incredibly loved. I hope that this brought you some peace, encouragement, hope or whatever it happened to be for you today.

Disclaimer: I am not sponsered by the wonderful, beautiful, delicious Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf… yet

Numbers 6: 24-26

In Jesus’ Name

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