Happy Valentine’s Day, God!

VdayFirst things first: Happy Valentine’s Day, lovebirds!

We often think of Valentine’s Day as a day to celebrate romantic love as well as love between family and friends.

But what if we on Valentine’s Day decided to think a little bit extra about our love for God? After all, the first and great commandment is this:

“And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.” (Deut 6:5)

How much should we love God? That’s right. With all our heart, soul, and might.

That’s quite a bit.

Learning how to love God – and how to love Him with all our heart, soul, and might – is a great topic, and one I might tackle in another blog post (or several). For now, let’s assume you love God at least a little bit. And if you do, wouldn’t it be appropriate to show your love for Him today of all days?

But how do we show our love for God? He tells us exactly how in John 14:15.

“If ye love me, keep my commandments.”

Keep my commandments. A comprehensive and guiding statement, but also pretty broad. Today, I want to challenge you to answer the following question:

What is one specific thing I can do today to show God I love Him?

Then I would encourage you, as a Valentine’s Day gift to him, to go and do just that.

Curious about what my gift to God will be today? I’m going to thank Him for my blessings in detailed prayer and try not to ask Him for anything! I know, not too impressive. I might do something else, too, but expressing gratitude is at least a decent way to start off! What about you – what will your Valentine’s Day gift to God be?

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