A New take on Valentines Day

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February 14th.  It rolls around every year right about this time and usually folks either “love” it (ha, that was so unintentional) or they hate it.  Few are indifferent and yet everyone’s opinion on it can vary year to year and sometimes even moment to moment, depending on the person.  I happen to be a fan.  Any day that celebrates love is a good day and should be, regardless if you’re in a romantic relationship or not.  See, you all know I adore my Mr.  This year especially as we’ve lost some close friends and family members, it makes me hold him all the more close.  But beyond that, today, I get to celebrate the love of the one true God who has promised never to leave me and never to forsake me.  He’s the one who’s had my heart since I was a little girl.  And since 1 John 4:8 tells us that “God is Love,” today you can choose to celebrate His love too whether or not someone has given you a box of those chalky tasting

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Necco Hearts.  (Seriously, why do we like those?)

1 Corinthians 13 gives us a complete definition of Love.  Four little verses that define what so many search for their whole lives and because we know that God is love, His name can be entered into every slot that says “love” to show you how completely and perfectly loved you are this Valentines Day.  Check it out:

4 God is patient, God is kind. He does not envy, He does not boast, He is not proud.

5 He does not dishonor others, He is not self-seeking, He is not easily angered, He keeps no record of wrongs.

6 God does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.

7 He always protects, He is always trustworthy, in Him there is always hope, He endures everything without weakening.

8 God never fails(fades out, becomes obsolete or comes to an end)

You dear one, are loved with that kind of love; one that will never fade, become obsolete or come to an end, and if that’s not reason to celebrate today??  I don’t know what is.

So whether you’ve got big plans this V-day or simply a date with Netflix, have a piece of Dark Chocolate (preferably Trader Joes 85%..ah-MAY-zing) on me and relish in the perfect love that is available to you.

Until next time…Meg

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  1. Kristina1025 says:

    and if you replace your own name for love it helps you to see what aspects of love you need to work on.

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  2. Being Woven says:

    First of all, Megan, I never knew those were “Necco” hearts. I have eaten a few rolls of Necoo candy and never knew (and I am 67!).
    I Corinthians 13 is such a gift, reminding me/us of the ways that God loves us and ways that we can love one another.
    Happy Valentines’ Day, dear sister in Christ Megan.
    Caring through Christ, ~ linda

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  4. Beautiful post! Love the substitution in the verse, very eye opening!

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  5. Lana Alexander says:

    Love this! Needed it today….Thanks, Megan.

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  6. Life Breath Present says:

    Wonderfully said! Great take on Valentine’s Day 🙂

    Stopping over from Capture Your Journey!

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  7. There’s nothing better than the love of God. Nothing. I’m so glad you shared this at Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop–pinning this to our link ups board!

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  8. SUCH a great reminder, Megan! I think it’s easy to get caught up in the “Hallmark” part of Valentine’s day, but it’s important to stop and remember the true meaning of love; and that He loved us first! 🙂 Thanks for sharing this with Motivational Monday! Hope to see you back again on Sunday at 6pm! 🙂

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  9. This is great! Thank you for reminding us.

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  10. I love this and your blog! Saying hello from motivational Monday! 🙂 I am now following along and looking forward to reading more great things! I would love for you to come on over to my blog place and read my post on 1 Corinthians 13!
    Cathy

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  11. This is my first visit to your blog. I despise those hearts but I love the messages! They can be kind of funny from time to time!

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  12. This is a beautiful post, Meg, and I say Amen to every last word…including the Trader Joe’s chocolate!!

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  13. A lovely reminder… Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty 🙂 Hope to see you again next week.

    ~Lorelai
    Life With Lorelai

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  14. God being love is always what I lean on for V-Day. Figure when you’ve been married for a long time, it’s just not the same with a flower from the grocery store. God is awesome and I love it being focused on Him! 🙂

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  15. ❤ I really love that Valentine's day is a time to focus on my romantic love with my hubby, my friendship/family love AND God's love!!!! Thanks for linking up with the Faith and Fellowship Blog Hop!

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  16. I love your blog! I found you through Hump day happenings, can’t wait to read more 🙂

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  17. I love this!! Thanks for sharing! Hey I would love for you to share your stuff on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday-Link Party that starts tomorrow!! I would love to have you!! http://www.cookinandcraftin.com/my-2-favorite-things-on-thursday-link-party-6/

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  18. Had a tough day today, so I needed to “hear” this! Thanks for an inspiration message. Stopping by from Friday Flash Blog.

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  19. Great post! I did a series on each of the ways that 1 Corinthians breaks down what love is. If you get a chance, you can check it out here iwillservewhileiwait.blogspot.com.

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  20. I loved this post!!! I did a series leading up to Valentine’s Day over the 14 ways 1 Corinthians tell us to love. I would love for you to check it out if you have a chance – iwillservewhileiwait.blogspot.com

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