A Valentine for Jesus

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Dear Jesus,

You sent me a valentine written in crimson blood. It says, “I have loved you with an everlasting love” (Jeremiah 31:3). And You’ve also said that nothing can separate me from Your love (Romans 8:38-39).

This year I want to give You a valentine from my heart. What kind would You like? Would one of these hearts delight You?

A faithful, undivided heart that puts You first each day (Matthew 6:33).

A true heart that loves You with wholehearted devotion (1 Chronicles 29:19).

A giving heart that is other-centered, not self-centered (Philippians 2:4).

A loving heart that is patient, kind, and forgiving (1 Corinthians 13:4–5).

A sincere heart that bows before You in worship and praise (Psalm 95:6–7).

A devoted heart that sings, “My Jesus, I love Thee, I know Thou art mine” (see Psalm 18:1).

Lord Jesus, this Valentine’s Day I want to renew my love for You. Please help me remain faithful to You and always put You first in my life. Thank You for Your incredible love for me. Help me love You more each day.

Your beloved bride

 

What kind of a valentine could you give God this Valentine’s Day?  Would you like to give Him a changed heart? Or renew your commitment to love and cherish Him? Perhaps you’d like to sing a love song from your heart, say a prayer of gratitude, or write a love letter or poem to show your devotion.

Whatever you give from your heart, God will accept with joy. “As a bridegroom rejoices over his bride, so shall your God rejoice over you” (Isaiah 62:5).

 Express your love to God, and rejoice in His great love for you!

About Lydia Harris

Lydia E. Harris is happily married to Milt, her sweetheart for 48 years. She has two married children, five grandkids, and is the author of a Bible study, "Preparing My Heart for Grandparenting" (AMG Publishers, 2010 release). She's also a tea enthusiast and writes the column "A Cup of Tea with Lydia."

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