Does Valentines set off love alarms in your heart? Does the word evoke the use of your love languages? Who will be your Valentines this year? How will you and your loved one spend Valentines? Is your love comparable to that of a child, who is the true carrier of untainted love? If you have allowed yourself the freedom to freely love, would you agree that love is a necessary intangible that should be learned and demonstrated? How solid is your love for each other? These basic questions are just brain teasers to get you ready for the most romantic day of the year.
Did you know that love is a gift that should not be a well kept secret, but should be shared liberally? Let Valentine’s Day be a friendly reminder, of what we need in a generous proportion. Your demonstration of love to your significant others, will reflect a greater love, and that love will make us a greater people, ultimately resulting in a greater world. Some of us who are lovers at heart, and have lend our ears to love songs of the past, may remember a song by the same name “Put A Little Love In Your Heart And The World Will Be A Better Place” by Annie Lennox & Al Green. How fitting is this song for this celebratory time. Let love arise in our hearts to create a beautiful world that is good for our own existence.
If you plan to be a part of the celebratory Valentine’s family of lovers, it would be wise to start planning early. Valentines triggers thoughts of love and somehow it needs no explanation. If you are married or involved in an intimate or promised covenant relationship, a fair question to ask is, what did I learn about my covenant or Valentine partner that will help me to improve or perfect my expression of love this Valentines?
If your love is solid for an individual you usually desire the same of that person. On occasion, this is not always the case. This is sad because true/untainted love is simply redemptive. When the moment of truth arrive this Valentines, with or without the full experience of love being reciprocated, give yourselves the freedom to entirely love another, because you are only in control of your own emotions, and Valentines is a safe time to test your ability to love unconditionally. This is where your love speaks volume by saying “I choose to love versus I am a victim of love”. The size/cost of the gift does not equal the measure of the individual’s love for you, but it reflects the heart and spirit of the giver, so be a good recipient and receive with great appreciation and say so!
While the stores are preparing to help you with your gift of love you should know that a gift without love is just a demonstration of a ritual. When we hear the word Valentines, our hearts usually experience joy and anticipation of what we can do for our significant other, with the reciprocating thought of receiving in the same manner. This Valentine’s remember your significant other is expecting your best surprise.
The history of Valentine’s is not the most pleasant but it holds a place in history of the expressed love of a martyr which has touched the heart of most readers. In the book of Galatians 5:22-23 it states that individuals who lives a Godly life, must possess and demonstrate the nine fruits of the spirit which are, love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. With that said, to those who believe in Christ, love should be our daily crown in life’s glory, as we express the love of God to each other.
With love we will find great joy which brings us into the arena of peace. With peace we can endure suffering, and with peace and suffering we can be still and impart kindness/goodness to the hurting in a faithful manner and exude gentility as we are able to employ self-control. In view of these nine characteristics, it is apparent that love is the foundation or the magnet that keeps these characteristics etched in our lives. Valentines is also a good time to check our spiritual fruit trees, so to speak, to see what fruits are being produced.
Love as it has been demonstrated toward man, is a feeling/freedom that is comparable to nothing else. Love is a perfect exchange and it is available to all and many will experience the truth of it. So as the day approaches, remember each person view love actions a little differently, so wrap your love in the package that is worthy to display the dept and purity of the heart that gives the best gift baring your signature.
February 6th, 2015