Once again February 14th has come upon us! Most people recognize this day as Valentine's Day - a day where many people celebrate their loved ones and shower them with cards, candy and colorful gifts.
But, for some this day feels like a cruel reminder that they're without the love of a mate or that they're alone. I'm sure that's a very real feeling for some and I'm not here to minimize how you may be feeling. I am, however, writing this post as a love letter to hopefully give you an incredible reminder of how beautiful and special you are to God.
Don't get caught up in playing the negative tape of self-hate that consistently tells you that you're not enough or that you're undeserving of love. That is a lie from the pit of hell. You were created from love and it's time for you to fall in love with the person God created you to be. You are quite the catch, my dear.
I think the words from one of the most classic Whitney Houston songs, "The Greatest Love of All", is a great reminder of having an incredible love for ourselves:
"I decided long ago, never to walk in anyone's shadows. If I fail, if I succeed, at least I'll live as I believe. No matter what they take from me, they can't take away my dignity, because the greatest love of all Is happening to me, I found the greatest love of all inside of me. The greatest love of all Is easy to achieve. Learning to love yourself, it is the greatest love of all"
I encourage you today to look in the mirror and see the love that God created in you, write yourself a love letter and discover the love notes that God wrote to you.
I've included just a few to get your heart pumping. Happy Valentine's Day!
BE MINE - God wants us to accept His love.
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16
ALL MINE - God loves us and will keep us.
My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand. I and my Father are one. John 10:27-30
TRUE LOVE - God loves us with true love as only He can.
I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee. Jeremiah 31:3
LOVE ME - God wants us to love Him.
Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself. Luke 10:27
SWEET TALK - God's Word is His love letter to us.
How sweet are thy words unto my taste! yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth! Psalm 119:103