Everyone is born with an inherent need to be loved . . . this complex feeling that’s hard to explain. From first inhale to final exhale and beyond you and I were created for love.
What is Love?
Is it just a feeling? A nervous stomach surge of hormones? Light-headed giddiness? Does it just happen or is it a choice?
Webster’s Dictionary says love is:
A Google search of the question, “what is love?” pulls up access to more than a billion links. It is the number one searched for question on the internet.
Everyone craves the feeling. It’s like a drug. The butterflies and bliss.
But is that really love.
Jesus said, “So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other.” John 13:34
The love Jesus was talking about is sacrificial and selfless.
- with patience and kindness
- without jealousy, pride, or selfishness
- with justice, truth, and faithfulness
- with faith and hope
It’s not about how we feel but about how we care.
So What’s the Lie about Valentine’s Day?
At this time of year, the focus is on feelings of romantic love and too often leaves the uncoupled wondering what’s wrong with them. They’re left with a longing and doubt . . . feeling left out and less than.
Valentine’s Day can be very hard for singles.
Because the lie of Valentine’s Day says…
You are less without candlelight and romance.
You are less unless you are half of a pair.
You are less than without a “Valentine.”
The better truth, not just on Valentine’s Day but everyday is…
You are loved.
You are beautiful.
You are cherished and precious.
Because I am God, your personal God,
The Holy of Israel, your Savior.
I paid a huge price for you;
That’s how much you mean to me!
That’s how much I love you!
I’d sell off the whole world to get you back,
trade the creation just for you.
Isaiah 43:3–4 (MSG)
And don’t be wishing you were
someplace else or with someone else.
Where you are right now is God’s place for you.
Live and obey and love and believe right there.
God, not your marital status, defines your life.
1 Corinthians 7:17 (MSG)
You have all you need to love others as God pours His love into and through you.
You Can Break the Power of the Lie
♥Know you are enough just the way God made you.
You are precious, cherished, and loved by the God of the universe.
♥Reach out to others with love.
Remind them that they are precious, cherished, and loved.
Don’t let the lie linger. It’s time to trust the truth . . . You are covered with so much love you have more than enough to share.
“Blessed is the influence of one true, loving human soul on another.” ~George Eliot
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