VALENTINE'S DAY 2016 ~
A sudden reminder of cookies, passing out valentine cards at school, hearing happy voices and expressing the care for each other! I remember these days clear, but I also was reminded as I helped out in my granddaughter's first grade class. She has a great teacher who allowed them to be kids and just enjoy this time with loud voices for a bit and just watching them smile. It was a pleasant experience for me and I saw how each kid cared for each other on this first grade experience. If life could only stay in fun.
There is also another kid of love that is greater. Yes, even greater because God created each of us and allow his son to take away our sins of life. A deep love and yet often not talked about in the real world. Sure you hear about it in churches or some lives, but not everyone believe in Jesus. Jesus came for each of us.
THIS IS LOVE ~
John 3:16 New International Version (NIV)
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
A DAY OF LOVE ~
A DAY TO LIVE IN TODAY ~
A DAY OF FREEDOM OF THOUGHTS ~
I was sadden as I read a post from a friend. She posted that you are excepted by people outside the church easier, than inside the church. I totally hear her because I was a person who was broken by church people. I am reminded that all church has humans and humans make mistakes. Sure people say things they shouldn't but we must guard our hearts too. Jesus didn't come inside of us to destroy us but to give us life. A new way of thinking and living in a big world.
We grow up different and we see things different. Let us open the Bible to John 3:16 and read the words and hear the words written there. God gave his only son for you and me. Giving us hope, peace, and will give the desires of our hearts too. Maybe today you feel alone and valentine's day is just a reminder o what you do not have. Maybe today you feel alone because your married and there is no card, gift or mention of a happy valentine's day. Maybe you just need one friend to say I LOVE YOU and you mean the world to me. Maybe you need to read this and know that you are loved by God!
I know the importance of friendships. I prayed that God would give me real friendships. People who wanted to me in my life and I could be in their lives. He has done that and I have a great family too. But it doesn't mean that I don't have lonely moments in life. I fight thoughts and that's the truth. I go back to the past and I must pushed it out again. I'm human and the devil fights me as well. I had someone say to me, "I wish I had your faith". I do have faith, but I also purpose thoughts. Just like today, I say to guard your heart because we are human and we get disappointed. But what if we just remember that we are loved by God and that he brought us together for this page today. Not just one page of writing but someone who cares about you. My prayers are with you, your family and readers on a daily bases. I write you and I pray for those who read this.
God says in his word, HE WILL GIVE THE DESIRES OF YOUR HEART! Don't give up my friends, press forward into this beautiful new day with hope, love and desire to serve God. There is nothing greater than a real friend and Jesus is that friend. He also gives us real human friends too. My heart is thankful for you who read this. I pray your day is the best and happy!