Happy Valentine's Day!

As I scroll through my news feed on Facebook this morning most everyone falls into three catagories. People who are happy, people who are upset, people who are upset but are trying to convince the world that they are happy. Notice I didn't classify them as single or taken. Gifted or giftless. A holiday such as this was meant to celebrate LOVE... not evny or pride. Many people today are insisting that they have "the best", some share with us pictures of gifts and stories about their love, and many single people are complaining....... Singles, I get it! I used to dread this day of everyone getting flowers and enjoying a romantic love that I had yet to experience. With that being said, in the last few years God has really changed my heart about this day. We have experienced love! We've experienced the all-surpassing love of Jesus Christ that is more than enough to satisfy all of our needs! We should also celebrate with our brothers and sisters in Christ. I love hearing all the stories and seeing the sweet ways people express their love to each other. I love it because when two godly people express their love, it glorifies our God! I also love it because I have hope that one day I will have a story to share, a story that I hope screams the gospel of Jesus Christ, a story that I hope others will read and enjoy without being so miserable that they can't enjoy it. So maybe this Valentine's your life isn't where you would want it to be. Maybe you're still waiting on God to send a special someone into your life, or maybe you've found that person but you aren't married yet, or maybe you're married and your special someone didn't express their love the way you would have preferred. Whatever the case my encouragement to you is that today... Celebrate LOVE! The love Christ has for you, the love you have for family and friends, and the love of those around you! :)

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resenful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all thing. Love never ends. (1 Corinthians 13.4-8)

"Like a fruit picked green or a flower plucked before it blossoms, our attempts to rush God's timing can spoil the beauty of His plan for our lives." - Joshua Harris



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