Wow! What a different kind of month February has been for me this year! I started 2014 with a deeper depression than I had ever experienced. I was in a dark place, choosing not to lean on Christ or the special people he’s placed in my life. This month everything changed!
This year I am blessed to have 15 Valentines! I got a letter everyday from them and every single letter pointed to Christ as our ultimate LOVE! The letters reminded me of the never ending, never failing, perfect love of Jesus. Not only did the letters brighten my days, but I realized how wrong my idea of love is.
Love is not a chore list of things I have to get done. Christ already took care of that when he died for me! All the good things in my life I can attribute to the love that God has shown me.
It took a bunch of people reminding me that I was loved before it really kicked in. How awesome was it that they took a few moments to stop thinking about what was going on with them to think of me? People are faulty and we can easily become focused on ourselves and forget to love on others. Let’s remember 1 John 4:7-8 today:
“Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.”
So, above everything let love be your ministry. Having the love of Christ is like having a never ending box of chocolates. There is no reason not to share it with everyone.
I encourage you to do something today to show someone love. Write a letter, make a phone call, buy a cup of coffee… I promise it’ll bring you both joy!
Abiding in His love,
P.S. Check out my “Love” tree. We haven’t gotten around to taking it down so I hung all my letters on it for February. ❤️