“Do not fear, for I have redeemed you ; I have called you by name. You are mine.”
Let’s talk about love shall we?
For those of you that don’t feel “ALL ” the love today, Valentines Day, I get it and totally understand how you have felt or maybe feeling right now. I’ve felt that way.
But here’s the thing.
Love isn’t just a feeling. It’s a choice. The choice to love HAS to begin with you.
Let me expound on that. The choice to love has to begin with you loving you.Not in a narcissistic or selfish kind of way but a healthy way.
Ahhhh, for many, there within lies the problem. They don’t love or know how to love themselves. If we don’t fall in love with who we are, as we are, hot mess that we may be, how then can we really love another?
For years, I didn’t truly love myself. I loved an “image” of what I thought love should look like. It was a faulty one at best.
Maybe you ,too ,have been betrayed by love and your heart is afraid to love again. Again, I totally get it and at times, still grapple with the thought of ever being so vulnerable again as to love wholeheartedly again.💔
Love heals all wounds though.
Its only been by Gods indelible love for me that ,no man can remove, that I stand confident in this arena of love. It may not come in the way of chocolates or a dozen roses ( don’t get me wrong, I enjoy both) but its still coming up quite rosy! Why? Because His garments of grace have covered me to the point that all I see is how much I am loved and I won’t settle for less. I’ve learned to clothe myself in the essence of true love. His love,my first love! Regardless of what the worlds standard portrays love to be, I choose to embrace love as being patient, being kind, not being jealous, it is not rude and definitely not proud. Love does not dishonor others, it is not self seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrong doings. (To be honest, I’m still working on that one) Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth! (I’m a big fan of truth!) Do you know that Love always protects, always trusts, always hopes AND always perseveres!
One more thing about love. Love NEVER FAILS.
And now these three remain ; faith,hope and love. And the greatest of these is love.
Choose love! Love always wins!
Here’s just a few antidotal things I’ve learned along this journey of love.
Foremost, if we don’t truly love who we are, as we are, how can we truly love anyone lest ourselves? The answer is, we can’t.
You are undoubtedly loved. Big time!
Maybe you feel or have felt like this…
For those of you who feel to broken to be loved , to used to be loved , to much to be loved , to little to be loved, to needy to be loved , to abused to be loved, to alone to be loved, to homely to be loved, to poor to be loved, regardless of how you are ” feeling inside” you, my friend, are unconditionally and unfathomably loved !
That’s how He wants you to feel. That’s exactly how I want you to feel too.
You, my sweet Valentine, are unconditionally loved by the very Lover of your soul,Jesus. His heart is beating within you , your true heart, and He’s waiting to give you ALL the love your heart desires. ALL that your heart longs for. ALL the love you need. ALL the Unconditional Love.
ALL THE LOVE!😍
ALL HIS LOVE!❤️
An everlasting love not a fleeting love. An unconditional love not a conditional kind. An undeserving love, yes, yet a love so profound that it heals the broken hearted, binds up their wounds, sets the captives free and releases us from darkness.
Now this kind of true love is what my heart beats for! Both for you and for me!💞
He’s asking each one of us,”will you be Mine?”🥰
The choosing of the kind of love is within your reach! Extend your hands and heart to the One who loves you most ! ❤️
Will you be His Valentine? 😍
Much Love and grace to you! 😘