Valentines Day

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So it is Valentines Day, one of, if not, the most hated holiday. As for me, I personally love valentines day. I think it is so cute, the emotions of those who are romantically interested in someone, get into and all they do for them on the day. Today I was walking through Walmart and I just couldn’t help but smile seeing all the valentines day stuff, and watching about six guys at a time swarm up and down the valentines asiles looking for last minute things for their girls, it is super cute! And for all else, candy is so much cheaper during valentines day! I personally haven’t had a valentines in, I don’t know, four years? When I did have a valentines, I did not like this holiday. I thought it was a waste of money, and thought it was  dumb to set one day of the year aside to tell your (significant other, wife, husband, boyfriend, girlfriend, special friend, what ever word you want to use here) how much you appreciate them, and that you should be doing that everyday. I guess I’ve changed and I can not wait for the day that I can absolutely spoil someone on valentines day!

Enough of that now. I am honestly not sure what I want to blog about because there is so much you can blog about relating to valentines day, so we are just going to see where it goes.

I guess I am going from a single persons point of view and want to remind you of one particular quality that us christians should look for in finding some one. The most important thing is that they love God, and not just love God, but love Him more than anything! Love God more than they could ever even love you! God must come first. He needs to be at the center of our relationships, always seeking Him. I absoutely love to use this verse when talking about realtionships,

Ecclesiastes 4:12

Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.

Another way to think about is imagine some sticks. You can easily break one in half, however if you try to break 3 at the same time it becomes a lot more difficult! Now God is a lot stronger than one little twig, He is more like a the base of the tree, try to imagine snapping the base of the tree with just your hands. You can’t! So with God at the center of our relationships, we cannot be broken. As soon as we start to fade away from God in our relationships, we lose the base of the tree and just become two twigs than can easily be snapped.

Look for someone who loves God more than anything, and shows it in his/her daily life! I can not stress how important that is! Unfortunately, it is such a rare quality. If someone has that kind of love for the Lord, he/she is bound to have all the other qualities that you want in your special person!

My warning is, don’t fall for someone who doesn’t love God more than anything, and expect to change them. You CANNOT change some one. Lecrae had a facebook status today that says “Ladies you can’t change him. That’s God’s job. The only women that ever changed me were babysitters” You are just putting yourself in trouble and risking your relationship with God, and in all reality you are putting them before your love for Christ. There is a reason why God over and over again tells His people not to found their wives in other cities that worship other gods. It is cause it is going to ruin our relationship with God. I can not think of a specific example, but I know there is at least three men in the bible who disobeyed Gods instructions and went after these women and because they seeked out these women, they ruined their relationships with God. You can not change someone!

To wrap it up, find someone who loves God more than anything! Once you have found this person, stick with them and don’t let them go! Learn from them, seek God with them, grow with them and put God at the center of your relationship!


Valentines Day Bible Verses

Romans 8:28

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

1 John 4:12

No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.

Psalms 37:4

Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart.

Mark 12:33

To love Him with all your heart, with all your understanding, and with all your strength, and to love your neighbor as yourself is more important than all burnt offerings and sacrifices.

1 John 2:19

We love because He first loved us.

Song of Solomon 8:6

Place me like a seal overe your heart, like a seal on your arm; for love is as strong as death, its jealousy as unyielding as the grave. It burns like a blazing fire, like a mighty flame.

Ephesians 4:12

Therefore be imitators of God as well-beloved children.

1 John 3:18

Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and truth

1 Corinthians 13:13

And now these three remain: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love.

Song of Solomon 2:16

My lover is mine, and I am his.

1 John 4:7

Dear friends, let us love one another for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.

Colossians 3:14

And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.

1 Corinthians 13:1

If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or clanging cymbal.

Romans 5:5

And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us.

 1 Corinthians 13:4-8

Love is patient, love is kind. It is not jealous, is not pompous, it is not inflated, it is not rude, it does not seek its own interests, it is not quick-tempered, it does not brood over injury, it does not rejoice over wrongdoing but rejoices with the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.


Memory Verse of the Week:
 1 Corinthians 13:4-8

Love is patient, love is kind. It is not jealous, is not pompous, it is not inflated, it is not rude, it does not seek its own interests, it is not quick-tempered, it does not brood over injury, it does not rejoice over wrongdoing but rejoices with the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.


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