Valentine’s Day is one of the few holidays that seem to have a polarizing effect on most people. Some love it and relish in all of the promises of love it offers. This is especially easy for those who have a significant other. For many, however, it is a dreaded day especially for those who are either single or lost a loved one. But Valentine’s Day really can be enjoyed by all.
Tyscot Music & Entertainment and Shirley Murdock want to share a few tips on how to not only share but also receive Love on Valentines Day.
Tip #1: Kick of your Valentine’s Day the right way
Although jewelry store commercials and flower shops focus on romantic love, there is one love that EVERYONE has and can use this day to focus on: the love of God. Many in the Christian faith know and can attest to the love that God shows humanity on a daily basis. This is a special kind of love that only God can give is called Agape love.
According to www.gotquestions.org, Agape is defined as: “love which is of and from God, whose very nature is love itself.” What better way to start this day of love than with the One who loves like no other. Best of all, this is a love that has no ending, who can beat that?
Be sure to take some time out to remind yourself of the love God has for you.
Here are some Bible verses that will get your mind moving in the right direction:
Psalm 63:3, 1 John 3:1, Romans 8:37 – 39 and John 3:16.
Shirley Murdock chimed in on Tip #1 and shared the importance of recognizing Jesus Christ on Valentines Day:
A threefold cord is not easily broken…This Valentines Day, as you celebrate love with that special someone in your life with the gift of candy, roses and candlelight dinner for two, remember that Jesus is the physical expression of the Father’s love for us. –Shirley Murdock
Tip #2: Give love to someone who needs it
Is there someone in your life that could use a little love? Perhaps it’s a neighbor, co-worker, a friend, or family-member. There is probably someone who could use an encouraging word, a joke or a cup of coffee, whatever. Though you’ve probably heard this before, a simple act of kindness can really make someone’s day.
Shirley Murdock added additional tips on how to give love to others:
We can reciprocate and strengthen the love of the Father, by what we do for others.Pick up an extra card and take it to someone in the hospital or nursing home.Take a teddy bear to a young cancer patient. Tighten up your natural relationship with the fiber of your spiritual relationship and toss it out! It may be the life line for someone, who’s about to fall!-Shirley Murdock Tip #3: Show yourself some love
Who doesn’t like to treat themselves every now and then? Think of one thing that makes you happy and do that for yourself.
Tip #4: Tune out and plug into something that makes you feel the love
If all of the sentimental love talk gets you down, turn it off and tune into something that makes you smile. Be it your favorite CD, a hilarious comedy special, a great book or that funny Youtube clip that your co-worker sent last week that you haven’t bothered to read, use this day to lighten up and have fun.
Love is patient, Love is kind, Love endures….God is Love. Yes, this special word holds a lot of weight for many people on Valentines Day, but it is also the totality of who Jesus Christ is in our lives.
So, as we share love with others on Valentines Day, let’s acknowledge the true source of Love and learn how to love like Him.