Here is a little YouTube history of Valentines Day. Enjoy!
If you are single, God knows you feel alone and left out and that Valentines Day is a painful day.
God also wants you to know that He genuinely loves you.
God wants you to be His and for you to accept Him as yours.
I don’t know about you, but when I was single, I wanted the warmth of a companion made of flesh; one whose voice I could hear. One I could touch. Jesus was in my heart but I was not making Him the love of my life. I was looking past Him for that one who could give me a warm embrace. Jesus would call my name. He was so darn persistent, but I would say,
“Not now Lord. Don’t you know that I need love. Can’t you see that I am looking for some one to love me?”
He of all should have known how utterly desperate I was for love.
“You aren’t doing anything to help out here, Lord.”
“Yes, you are enough,” I would placate, “but I need human love. I must have human love. I am desperate for human love.”
Much like when the Israelites weren’t happy with God as their King, but they wanted a human king.
God just seemed too ethereal for me. I longed to be married so badly I made some terribly poor dating choices. I was willing to settle for much less than what God had for me. I was so foolishly desperate.
Why wasn’t he paying attention to my needs? I thought He loved me! But instead of answering my prayers, He kept letting me down with failed relationship after failed relationship. My prayers were about me and what I wanted, not about what He wanted in my life.
I had to do it my way! Prayer seemed like a waste of time after a while because I wasn’t getting any answers.
Have you ever felt that way?
I stopped trusting in His will and only trusted my own desperate and impatient ways.
God’s NO in our lives is how He redirects us, to help us turn in the right direction.
Sometimes His NOs are His ways to spare us unbearable heartache.
God wants us to progress in the right direction.
As I think back I am so embarrassed and so deeply ashamed at the way I sideswiped my Lord, pushing Him out of the way.
So don’t be in a hurry.
Remember, it is better to wish you were married, than to wish you were NOT!
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By ~ Elizabeth Yalian 2014 ©http://hiseyeisonthissparrow.com.