I honestly have to say that holiday just.... It irks me! But don't get me wrong, I am absolutely, 100% sure that that'll all change when I have my hubby by my side, but right now, it's kind of, really, freakishly x1000 annoying.
This year, I do want that to change, though. I want to see Valentine's Day in a new, prettier perspective... A perspective that's not just "This is the holiday I can't celebrate because I'm single. This sucks." A perspective like.... Like this:
(My goals for 2011 Valentine's Day)
+Wanting to fully lean on the love of God and learn more about what His love is.
+Truly understanding God has a solid plan for my life and that I am absolutely fearfully and wonderfully created (you catch that? [: ) in His image.
+I want to cherish my relationships with my family & friends and center my attention on all the pretty little things God has bless me with.
+I want to capture a greater understanding of how God see's His people and begin to renew my sight on how I see them, too.
Oh, I also want to wear pink and eat chocolate. And lots of it.
I might be coming across as sketchy, since the first part of my article %100-ly contradicts the second half, but I truly do want to celebrate Valentine's Day in a new, unique, different perspective.
These will be the verses I'm going to do a little soul-soaking into within the next weeks:
13:1If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. 3 If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing.
"4 Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant 5 or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; 6 it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. 7 Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
8 Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10 but when the perfect comes, the partial will pass away. 11 When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up childish ways. 12 For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known.
13 So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love."
---1 Corinthians 13 1-13
I really do hope you all have a wonderful Valentine's Day! God bless you guys :) Have a great week!