How many Valentine’s Days have you spent sad? How many times have you wished you had a box of chocolates, or some roses? How many years have you wished for something more on the most popular day for
bad sweet greeting cards and cheesy cute stuffed animals? Yeah…it sounds silly when you really stop and think about it right? Now don’t worry, this is not another complaining post about how horrible Valentine’s Day is…this is not a “I hate single’s-awareness day” post. This is actually the exact opposite…
I want to share something incredible with you. Not so much something, but someONE. Jesus Christ. His love for you is so incredible! Jesus is the lover of your soul. The ultimate romancer, He is everything.
You are not alone.
Hebrews 13:5 — “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”
John 15:15 — “I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you.”
You are not single.
Revelations 19:7 — “Let us rejoice and be glad and give him glory!For the wedding of the Lamb has come, and his bride has made herself ready.”
You are not unloved.
Ephesians 1:3-8 — “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love he predestined us to be adopted as his sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves. In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that he lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding.”
You are not incomplete.
Colossians 2:9-10 — “For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, and you have been given fullness in Christ, who is the head over every power and authority.”
You are not insecure.
Romans 8:31-39 — “What, then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. Who is he that condemns? Christ Jesus, who died more than that, who was raised to life is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? As it is written:”For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughter”No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 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.”
YOU MATTER. YOU ARE DEARLY LOVED. YOU ARE CHERISHED. YOU ARE ADORED. YOU ARE WANTED.
He is there for you. He is waiting for you to turn around and run into His arms. That’s the beauty of it! IT’S FREE!
Something cool at Oklahoma State…
My campus is being IGNITED with the love of Jesus today. There are tons of people walking around passing out valentines from Jesus today!!! Is that not so cool?!? Last week, one of God’s beautiful daughters decided that she wanted this year to be different. She posted a video on facebook proclaiming the love of Jesus to every single one of her friends. Just like many of us, she was seeing the numerous “I wish I had a special someone” posts on facebook, and she was tired of it. She was torn up about it, torn up enough to make a difference. She inspired many people to gather together and make over 200 valentines to pass out that said different things such as “Jesus loves you.” I don’t know what you think about that, but that is so FREAKING COOL!!!!
The reality of this is…what took so long? Why did it take the body of Christ this long to step up and step out? We are so good at accepting the love of Jesus, and knowing He cares for us. What about all the people that don’t know the love of Jesus. We should be so overwhelmed by the love of Jesus that we can’t help but share it! Why is it so “hard” to share the love of Christ and proclaim His name to those that don’t know?! We have found something so incredible; we are so engulfed by this love that we base our entire life off of it. Everything we do and believe is based off of this love, and we are selfish and keep it to ourselves?! Share the love of Jesus! Love the world that He created enough to share Him! He is the light that shines bright through you, share Him in your actions, but that’s just not enough. Bring up His name! Honor Him with your words! Speak the name of Jesus and share His words with those around you! There are so many people one talk away from joining our family! Why can’t YOU be the one to welcome them home?! Share the love of Jesus, and make sure everyone knows that they are not alone. They are not single. They are not hopeless, and the love of Jesus is BETTER than any chocolate you could ever eat! (That’s saying a lot coming from me!)
HAPPY VALENTINES DAY MY LOVES! EMBRACE THE HOLY DIVINE LOVE OF OUR SAVIOR! LET THIS BE A DAY THAT HE ROMANCES YOU ALL DAY LONG AND SHARE IT WITH THOSE THAT NEED IT!