Saturday, February 14, 2009

Be God's Valentine...

©hskubesgal 2006

Valentine's Day is a day we show our love to the ones we love.
We usually do this from the simplest form...
like a hug, a card, helping out, an "I love you",
Maybe even some chocolates or some other thoughtful gift.
(Though EVERY day we ought to be showing our love,
by giving a hug, an "I love you", helping out with a good attitude, etc...)

But how do we show our love to God?
Some would say, 'I stay in prayer and devotions'
or 'I have a great attitude' or 'I'm kind to others'.
Those are good answers and DO show love,

but they're not enough.
If we love God the way we should,
we'd want to do everything we can to show our love.

Below, are some other ways to show our love for God.

1. Try hard to do His will.
This can be a very challenging thing to do!
And He knows it doesn't, necessarily, come easy.

But when we truly love Him, it becomes easier to do.
And He'll help us and cause us to triumph!

"If ye love me, keep my commandments."
John 14:15

2. "Serve the Lord with gladness..."
Serving the Lord is one thing.
Doing it with gladness is another!
For example, when an authority over us
requests us to do something it is, in all actuality, God asking us!
If our parents ask us, God really is the One
because He says to obey our parents
and we're to do it with a good heart!
We can really show our love for God when we
honor and obey our authorities with respect.

"And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily,
as to the Lord, and not unto men;"
Colossians 3:23

3. Spend time with Him.
Do we love our family and friends? Of course!
Don't we want to spend time with the ones we love? Of course!
What about God?
Just like spending time with friends and family
shows and increases our love for them,
spending time with God shows and deepens our love for Him.
We can do this by spending time in prayer and His Word.
He loves us and wants to spend time with us,
and He always has time!
Do we want to spend our time with God?
Do we 'have time' for God?
Do we love spending time with God?

"As the hart panteth after the water brooks,
so panteth my soul after thee, O God."
Psalms 42:1

"Delight thyself also in the LORD;
and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart."

Psalms 37:4

4. Put Him 1st in our lives.
By doing this, we show our love for God!
It shows Him we love Him so much that we're
willing to 'die to ourselves'
& put Him in control of and first place in our lives.
We all make the choice of who to put first,
and when we choose God,
it shows our love Him more than anyone else.
"No man can serve two masters:
for either he will hate the one, and love the other;
or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other.
Ye cannot serve God and mammon."

Matthew 6:24

What are some other ways we can show our love for God?
Do we do them when we know what they are?
May we strive harder today, and everyday
to show our true love for God!
Remember, He loves YOU so much,
He gave His ONLY son to DIE for you!
Love Him back!
Just as he showed His love for YOU,
show YOUR love for HIM!!

Let's not forget God!

Happy Valentines Day to all!
Especially to my True Love.
What a wonderful day to tell our Beloved we love Him!
(Everyday is, really, but today especially,
in the atmosphere of love, let’s keep Jesus first!)

My Jesus, I Love Thee

My Jesus, I love Thee, I know Thou art mine;
For Thee all my follies of sin I resign;
My gracious Redeemer, my Savior art Thou:
If ever I loved Thee, my Jesus ‘tis now.

I love Thee because Thou hast first loved me,
And purchased my pardon on Calvary’s tree;
I love Thee for wearing the thorns on Thy brow;
If ever I loved Thee, my Jesus ‘tis now.

I’ll love Thee in life, I will love Thee in death,
And praise Thee as long as Thou lendest me breath;
And say when the death dew lies cold on my brow;
If ever I loved Thee, my Jesus ‘tis now.

In mansions of glory and endless delight,
I’ll ever adore Thee in heaven so bright;
I’ll sing with the glittering drown on my brow;
If ever I loved Thee, my Jesus ‘tis now.

words: William R. Featherston
music: Adoniram J. Gordon

Remember to spend some intimate time with Jesus today!


Rachel and Jessica said...

Wow! Great post! Thank you for this reminder to love our Saviour on this day! =:) I hope you have a blessed valentines day!

I love the "v-a-l-e-n-t-i-n-e" with John 3:16. So creative!


Alli said...

I loved this post. It showed me to really LOVE. Also love the clip art. Did you make it?

Happy Valentine's Day!

Haley said...

That was a really good post. Thanks.

Rhonda said...

Excellent Blog on LOVE...our True Love! I always enjoy reading your blogs...the Love of and for the Lord is truly felt through them.


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