14 February 2012

Happy Valentine's Day

Well, I believe that Valentine's Day is NOT just for couples, I actually believe that this day is about any love: the love for our parents, our children, our friends. But most of all, it is about the love for our God. So I just wanted to share a few scriptures with you that are so encouraging, no matter where you are in your life, believer or non-believer, baby Christian or the Rock in the storm. We are all God's children and He loves us ALL equally, unconditionally, and with such a passion that just blows you away when you realize it....

"And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love." (1 Corinthians 13:13)
(because God IS love.)

"Know therefore that the Lord your God is God; He is the faithful God, keeping His covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love Him and keep His commands." (Deuteronomy 7:9)

"And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord." (Romans 8:38-39) 
"The Lord appeared to us in the past, saying: "I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with loving-kindness." (Jeremiah 31:3)

"Your love, O Lord, reaches to the heavens, your faithfulness to the skies. Your righteousness is like the mighty mountains, your justice like the great deep. O Lord, you preserve both man and beast. How priceless is your unfailing love! Both high and low among men find refuge in the shadow of your wings."  (Psalms 36:5-7)

"Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends." (John 15:13)

"There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love." (1 John 4:18) 

"And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love Him and are called according to His purpose for them." Romans 8:28)

I hope that you find someone, today, to share some love and kindness with. Also, I hope that you will receive some love from someone else. Kindness can go a long way - I know that from personal experience. Lately, I have been blessed by showers of love, mercy, grace, kindness, forgiveness, and acceptance. It feels so great!


C. Beth said...

Great Scriptures! Happy Valentine's Day. <3