We make LOVE so complicated.
It gets confusing. But, why? Why does it stir up a million and one thoughts in our heads when we think about it? Do we ever settle the issue of love in our hearts? Married or single. Is it truly put to bed or not?
Maybe not unless we see it for what it truly is.
When it lets us down. our hearts get bruised and marred. They ache. They feel empty. They feel invisible. They long. They feel wronged. They feel damaged. They want to give up. When will we ever truly matter?
Could it be we are looking for it to bring us something it can't? The peace that everything is okay in our world? When we can just say, YES, I feel loved and appreciated and cared for........I AM VALUED!
It just might be that we are expecting perfection from others that only God can offer.
Here's the good news.........HE'S OFFERING US LOVE! REAL LOVE!
No need to keep searching and searching. Its in Him. Him alone.
Single women think that if they could only find that Boaz, that one man who will truly love ALL OF THEM, that life will be grand and fulfilled. We think we will find the immortal among the mortal.
That's not truth. Its a lie that the enemy wants perpetuated in your heart knowing that even when you find that marriage, its not going to give you the perfection you dream of in your heart. He knows its setting you up for disappointment and sorrow. Please don't get me wrong, I know there are wonderful couples who enjoy an amazing love and commitment. I'm not saying that is impossible by any means, but even in those marriages, people are human. They make mistakes. They change. They have bad days. Loss impacts them. We all grow and maybe we don't grow in the way our mate would choose. It takes us all back to the point that humanity is dying and lost and that only Jesus can offer us hope in that process.
So which LOVE is better than the other? Our flesh wants the romance. But, is that the BEST love? Not according to God's Word. Married love has the purpose of teaching us about the relationship God wants with us. But, its AGAPE LOVE.......GOD'S LOVE......that is the PRIZE!
Maybe this Valentine's Day can bring the peace to your heart that you so long for. Here's how..........
LOVE is from God. ALL LOVE.
Don't single out romantic love and think if you don't have it, whether married or single, that you aren't loved. You are. By God. He made you to LOVE you! That's it. Nothing else. And when Eve messed it up in the garden, He made a grand plan to make a way home to Himself for each of us.
Today's the day to thank Him for that grand HOMECOMING plan by thanking Him for LOVING us.
Married and happy.
Married and lonely.
Single and happy.
Single and lonely.
ALL OF US!
Romans 5:8 says, "But God commandeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us."
There it is.
He doesn't need for us to be anything more than we are. Not more good looking. Not more wealthy. Not more together and organized. Not more intelligent. NOTHING MORE THAN WE ARE!
There is only ONE LOVE we truly must have. His sacrificial LOVE that gives us eternal life.
This is the LOVE that brings the settle peace in your heart that you are VALUED, TREASURED, LOVED, CHERISHED and FOREVER THE DESIRE OF HIS HEART!
Now, go have a beautiful Valentine's Day knowing you are GOD'S VALENTINE FOREVER and let the matter be settled.
Make it simple. Its up to you.
Sending all of you hugs, kisses and prayers that today you will FEEL His love for you!
Treasuring You Always,