Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentines Day!

Wishing you all a Happy Valentines Day!  Today is a great day to reflect on the one's we love.  Even if you don't have a special valentine of your own, it is a wonderful day to reflect on all the special people we love... our family, our friends, and our neighbors and remember also the special love that God has for us. God's love for us is bigger than we can even imagine and I hope that today and every day that you will embrace that love that He offers to us and let it overflow to those around you.

The bible talks about romantic love, love between a husband and a wife.  But it also shares with us God's love for us. His sacrificial, deep and never ending love for us.  Out of that love we are urged to love those around us.  We are to show people that we love them, and not only in words, but by our actions too.  When you begin to understand the depth of God's love for you personally, it is natural to want that love to overflow to those around you!

1 Corinthians 13:13
And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. (NIV)
1 John 3:18
Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth. (NIV)
1 John 4:8
Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. (NIV)
1 Peter 4:8
Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. (NIV)
1 Corinthians 13:4–8a
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails ... (NIV)
John 15:13
Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. (NIV)
Let God's love fill your heart today, and share it with those that might cross your path... even something as simple as sending a text message to a friend and telling them how much you appreciate their friendship, let someone go ahead of you in line at the grocery store, or buy a coffee for the person behind you at the drive thru window!  The love and kindness you show to someone today might be just what they need to give them a little boost!


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