If there was anything I used to do on Valentine’s Day for years, it was TO CRY! I was OBSESSED with men and finding a man to love me and whom I could love. I knew virtually nothing about the Lord Jesus Christ, lived for myself, and drank my way in and out of bars and men’s lives. I got lonelier and lonelier, more desperate and more desperate, and Valentine’s Day I would find myself devastated whether I had a man in my life or not. I was convinced a man and relationship were the answer to my total brokenness.
Today, I am single on purpose for the Lord Jesus Christ. I am 100% His. I live to love and glorify Him and to tell the world about Him. Though I have a very hard time living a life of much solititude in making myself wholly available to Jesus and ministry, and though I do often feel very much on my own as much of the world goes one way and I go the way of the Lord, I am never lonely. And Valentine’s Day means nothing to me. It’s simply another day to live for Jesus! I have an amazingly awesome ever-growing, deeply personal, astonishingly intimate relationship with Jesus! I feel, experience, and enjoy the presence of the Lord, and no human love can even come close to His!
No matter whom you love today, and every other day, my hope is that the Lord Jesus Christ will be your number one forever love! May you know and experience and enjoy His love forevermore!
Be sorry for your sins, believe in and turn to Christ as Lord, believe He died on the cross to pay your sin penalty and was raised from the dead, genuinely devote your life to the Lord and His ways, and be wholly His forevermore!
Father, if anyone reading this is lonely, desperate for love, in search of ending the loneliness and ending the desperateness, is broken and chasing after love, I pray you would do in them what you have done in me. Lead that person to yourself, satisfy that person with your love, draw them to you, dear Father, have mercy upon the person, rescue and save the person, redeem that person, teach that person your ways, fill that person with your Spirit, love, love, love that person, teach that person to love you and to love others, take away the loneliness and replace it with an astonishingly indescribably beautiful forever relationship with yourself. AMEN!
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” John 3:16