Hello! I wrote this post in 2017, when !y blog was named Living in Faith and Fun, but am re-posting this blog post today. I know it holds metaphors, and might be a little cheesy, etc. in some people's eyes, but it holds a lot of truth. Comment below on your thoughts! Have a wonderful day!
Wishing for a Valentine? Got one? Listen up, y'all. :)
Well, believe it or not, you have One who is asking to be your Valentine.
Do you know who I am talking about?
No, it's not your school/church crush, it's not that cashier at Walmart, and it's not the teller at the bank.
It's God...straight up! :P
So sure, this might seem classic for a Christian to say. But no matter how much you commercialize it, how much you say it, how much you try to share it, it will ALWAYS be true, even after this world has passed away.
He wants to be your love. Your first, truest, sincerest lover, and #1 love.
This doesn't necessarily mean your first love as in He was the first one you loved ever, but instead your "first in your life" love. [The one you put above all others.] You love Him more than A.N.Y.T.H.I.N.G.—even life itself. Sounds radical, right?
That's crazy love—in a good way.
Are you willing to take the challenge and let God be your #1 love?
This love, however, does not stop being celebrated after today, Valentine's Day, but should be reflected upon and rejoiced in everyday for the rest of your days--eternity!
And get this. He has already decided on you to be His Valentine, even if you choose not to be back.
Isaiah 43:1 says (and this is God speaking):
"Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; you are Mine."
See! Right there: "You are Mine"! 😋 I know that this may not be the context they meant it in, but God still chooses us. So even if you don't answer Him back, God loves you deeply, and has already chosen you. Will you accept Him? If so, don't wait 'til later. Do it now, and step into His intimate love.
"This is love: not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent us His son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins."
1 John 4:10 (NIV)
So how do you do this? How do you accept Him? And also, how do you become His child, and receive salvation? How do you become saved?
Ask Jesus into your heart, to be the Lord and savior of your life, and to be your one true love. Confess with your mouth and believe in your heart that Jesus is Lord and that God has raised Him from the dead after He died for our sins on the cross.
If you're already a Christian, you can still do this!
Ask God to help you let Him be your first lover.
And whether you have a Valentine this year or not, you still can receive and allow this True, Forever Valentine in your life! His love will never pass away.
And don't forget! He sacrificed His life for you--'cuz He loves you! He always has, and always will. HE CREATED YOU TO LOVE!
Wanting a love letter?
The Bible is your answer.
There is a lot of good verses in there, supporting the truth that God loves you!
Isaiah 43: 1-7 is a good one, and so many others, especially in the New Testament.
Wanting a love song?
MORE SCRIPTURES ON LOVE:
1 Corinthians 13
& try Googling verses about love, and you can probably find lots more!
And before you go...I want you to watch this video, a testimony to God's love.
Because this is the truth: we have to go to God, yes, and follow Him, but ultimately this life is NOT ABOUT US. It is about God. We have to surrender. Let Him be our Valentine, FOREVER, but no, it ultimately is not about us. It's about God. And He loves us, and goes unimaginable lengths to show us.
So hang in there, and watch this testimony--it's amazing!
Let's take the challenge of making God our #1 love!
The Bible says: "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind" (Luke 10:27).
Not only should He be your first love, but He NEEDS to be your first love.
God bless you all!