As we all know a woman’s favorite holiday (well one of them) is just a few days away…you guessed it VALENTINE’S DAY!!! This is a day that we look forward to receive jewelry, chocolate candies, stuff animals, sweet kisses, flowers, balloons, an overabundance of love from our special someone. When I was single I absolutely hated this day. I remember in college spending the day cleaning my dorm room, blasting 112’s Part III album (one of my favs to date!!) crying because “I had no one to love me”. Or so I thought…
Looking back at the girl that I was back then, my heart aches for her and all the missed opportunities she had. What opportunities you ask? Well the Katesha back then was focused on finding love or as my man Jahiem would say “Looking for Love in all the WRONG places”. I was so zoned in on finding my “perfect guy” that I neglected THE Perfect Guy…my savior Jesus Christ. He was there with me all along…all those late nights of staying up crying wondering would I ever fall in love, would I get thru another broken heart; when He was right there beside me, with arms stretched wide waiting for me to fall in love with Him all over again. Does this story sound familiar? Okay so maybe it doesn’t speak to you directly, but maybe you know a girlfriend that has been in a similar if not the same situation.
There are so many examples of Jesus’ love for us, specifically in the Bible, but also in our everyday life. The best example of love that He showed was by giving up His life just for you and for me so that we would have a chance to live again. Wow all of that for just little ole me, let it sink in for a minute. How many times have we pushed Jesus aside, thinking oh I have time…I’ll get up and pray tomorrow, I promise…I’m going to stay up late tonight and get in my Word…Lord I’m going to reach out to the sister that I know needs help. How many times are we going to continue to ignore His love for us? We will stay up all night on the phone with our new boo, go the extra mile to show our husband that we really care, but yet will only give Jesus a Sunday morning praise, if even that. I know I’m laying it on you pretty heavy today, but as I type I too am convicted.
“Jesus said to him, You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment.” ~Matthew 22:37-38 NKJV
There you have it right there. No further explanation needed. So let’s make a girlfriend pack. On February 14, 2015 (and every day) I make a vow to have the BEST Valentine’s Day yet with the bridegroom (did you catch that?). I vow to not focus solely on my current relationship status, but to put forth greater effort to show my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ just how much I love Him. Is He not deserving? I mean He only grants us new grace and mercies every single morning. He blesses us with His extraordinary no better yet His EXTRA-ordinary love daily. The least we could do is whisper a simple “I love you” to Him in return.
So are you with me Girlfriend?
Wishing you a Happy Valentine’s Day!!! I love you and Jesus does too! 😀