So often we think about Valentine’s Day being a romantic celebration. And it is. However, you can bring so much more depth to that romance in your marriage then just dinner and a dozen red roses.
Valentine’s Day is the celebration of marriage. God created the idea of marriage, at least in part, to represent His intimate relationship with us. Marriage is a covenant between three, not just two, but we often leave out the main One when we celebrate our marital love. You can only truly be in love with your husband as much as you are in love with Jesus and allow His love to overflow through you. And that’s what we all want, right? A marriage full of romance, passion and deep love.
To make your Valentine’s Day especially full, meaningful and romantic change your focus this season. You will need to work ahead, so start now. You have two weeks to prepare for your marriage celebration. Here are some ideas to have a Holy Heart this Valentine’s Day:
Spend time in prayer specifically for your marriage.
Confess to God and your husband any sin you’ve committed against him, grudge you’ve been holding onto and fears you have.
If he confesses to you, be prepared to forgive. It may not be easy, so go into this ‘prayed up’.
Ask the Lord to give you a clean heart before each other so that your intimacy can be pure and complete.
Pray Scripture for your husband and your marriage.
Consider fasting for your marriage for a day or week before Valentine’s day, breaking your fast in time to celebrate.
When you celebrate your physical love remember the freedom God has given you through Jesus. Your private moments are God’s special gift to you both. Plan for it, prepare for it, and choose to engage with your husband in this way as worship to God, thanking Him that He knows you even more intimately than that.
If your husband is a believer, suggest that you pray together before or even during your intimate bedroom moments to actively include God in every part of your marriage. If he is not in agreement with that, pray quietly all the while, giving thanks to God for what He has gifted to you.
A holy heart before God is the best way to be prepared to experience the fullness of romance, love and passion this Valentine’s Day. And the best part? It’s not reserved just for February 14th!
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About Carla Anne Coroy
Carla Anne can be described in one word: passionate. After just a few minutes with her it is evident that her biggest passion is people. Carla Anne is an accomplished Christian author, speaker and business woman. Her favourite way to spend her free time is hanging out with her 8 kids (an even mix of sons, daughters, and in-laws) and many family “add-ons”. In winter you can find her cheering for her local hockey team and in summer she’ll be on the beach!