Jesus is my perfect valentine

Have you ever had a kind of crummy Valentine's Day? Did your husband forget it all together? Did he skip the card, chocolate or flowers? Did the very well needed, romantic dinner get thrown out the window when a child got sick? Maybe you have agreed to not celebrate Valentine's, but you still feel a little let down when you see the pink and red hearts adorning the stores. Perhaps your birthday is the week before (like mine ;) ), so Valentine's Day is pretty much overlooked in lieu of birthday celebrations. Whatever the case may be, it's likely that you understand, even if just a little bit, about the disappointment I am referring to here. Our world is full of imperfect Valentines. Imperfect Valentine's Days. Imperfect husbands. Imperfect wives. Full of just plain imperfect.

It can be difficult to not be let down by your imperfect partner. It doesn't have to be Valentine's Day for us to understand this. Relationships are often full of let downs. Your husband might be gone a lot. You might have an issue controlling your temper. You feel your husband could be more romantic. Your husband wishes you'd stop nagging. I could probably go on and on, but I won't. You know what the issues are. Your husband isn't perfect and neither are you.

Fortunately, we know someone who is!

Jesus is our perfect!

jesus is my valentine

Jesus is our perfect Valentine. Not only that, he is our perfect friend, rock, refuge, and Savior! In Him, we don't have any disappointments! He never forgets about our needs. He never leaves us in the dark. He never talks badly about us (even though He would have plenty to say). He always listens. He is always there.

1 Corinthians 13: 4-7, "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."

Not only is Jesus the most perfect spouse, but bonus, he also finds us to be perfect as well! How amazing it is to be in a relationship where our loved one never lets us down and always knows our needs. How awesome to have your slate wiped clean of all your wrongdoings (not that we would need to nag Jesus, right)?

This Valentine's Day, whether you celebrate it with your spouse, or your children, or not even at all, use Valentine's Day as a reminder. A reminder of Christ's love for you. A reminder of his completely perfect life that made you completely perfect as well. Use his perfection as an example for your relationships. Jesus is our ultimate and perfect Valentine. He is our perfect love story.

Dear Jesus, This Valentine's Day and also this Ash Wednesday, remind us of Your love. Help us to set aside our worldly problems, relationships, concerns and focus on You and Your redeeming, everlasting and perfect love. Help us to use your perfection as an example for our relationships. Keep us focused this Lenten season on Your death and resurrection. In Jesus' name we pray, Amen.

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My Greatest Love Facebook Event

GodisLove 2 What kind of love truly completes you?

There is one that fulfills you... there is one that paid for the ultimate gift for you... there is one that loves you with a love that truly lasts forever! 

God's love for YOU is more than anything you can imagine. God's LOVE for YOU is perfect.

God IS love. 1 John 4:8b

Time and time again people say that love can cause miracles to happen. And no one can argue with God when he says in the famous love chapter,

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. - 1 Corinthians 13:13

During the month of February, we are going to share some unique ways that God loves YOU on our Facebook event page named My Greatest Love.

GreatestLoveMonth (3) Join "My Greatest Love" Facebook Event!

1. Click the “Join/Follow” button at the top of the event page here.

2. The first 14 days of February we will post a thread on the "My Greatest Love" Facebook event page. The graphic will include the date, a word that describes God's love for you, and a Bible passage for encouragement.

2. Comment on the thread with an example of HOW God shows his love to you based on the word for that day, share another Bible passage, a song you like, or share an image.

3. We will randomly choose four winners from the comments of "My Greatest Love" Facebook event page! We chose prizes that will remind you of God's love and his promises!

 

Invite the ones you love!

Want to remind your friends and family how much they are loved? Invite them to join the event as well and don’t forget to tell them how much you love them too. :)

We are so excited to get to know you better and find value in the variety of ways that God LOVES each and every one of us.

What quality of God's love are you grateful for the most? 

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Conversation Hearts from God

vday 1 It's Valentine's Day.

February 14th will come and go, 24 hours of pink flowers and stolen kisses, savory chocolates and hand written cards tucked into red envelopes.

Love is celebrated, as it should be.

And tomorrow the world will toss out withered roses and uneaten chocolates. There might be disappointment over broken promises or plans that went awry. Cards will get lost in the shuffle.

But today and tomorrow and forever, there's a Lover who showers you again and again with his goodness. He's penned a Love note so beautiful, it will take your breath away. His affection for you is on every page, around every corner.

If His admiration for you could be pulled from a bag like conversation hearts, here is just a sampling of what you would find.....

Guess Who?  1 John 3:16 ~ This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us.

Be Mine John 3:16 ~ For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.

 

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I'm Yours 4Ever  Romans 8:39 ~ Neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

My Name is Love  1 John 4:10 ~ This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.

Perfect For You  Psalm 86:15 ~ But you, Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness.

 

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All Mine  Isaiah 43:1 ~ Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine.

You're Safe With Me  Psalm 36:7 ~ How priceless is your unfailing love, O God! People take refuge in the shadow of your wings.

I Adore You  Zephaniah 3:17 ~ The LORD your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.

 

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Precious one, open His love note again today and read His words aloud, looking at them on the page with fresh eyes of wonder and comfort. Let them wash over you and fill you up.

You are loved and celebrated today!

Happy Valentine's Day.

 

**printable hearts from lovestoryhome.com**

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