Friday, February 13, 2015

A Valentine's message from 1 Corinthians 13:7...



Happy Valentine's Day!

To those of you who are single and wondering if and when you'll meet the right one,
to those of you who are disillusioned and devastated after a break up or divorce,
to those of you who are married but you wonder where the romance and passion went,
or you wonder if you're even going to make it,
or worse, if you even want to try any more,
don't give up,
don't lose hope,
endure.

I think the biggest danger of social media is having the illusion that someone,
anyone, has a perfect life.
I think I can speak for everyone I know that's been married for any length of time,
even for those who would describe their marriage as happy,
 it is not easy,
in fact, it's often downright hard,
without God's help and grace it's downright impossible.
It takes faith,
it takes hope,
it takes endurance through every circumstances,
it takes more than human love,
it takes God's love.

Whatever circumstance or situation you find yourself in today.
Whether you're single,
 in an unhappy relationship,
 or blissfully, happily in love,
there's something we all have in common.
Human love is woefully inadequate to meet all of our needs and longings for the long haul.
We all need a love that's bigger, more infinite, and more faithful and steadfast,
than any human being can give us.
We all need God's love.
We need His love to us to fill the emptiness that no human can keep filled,
and through us so that we can love others with faith, hope and endurance.
Thank God that His love is there for us.
All we have to do is open up our hearts to Him and receive it.

still following,







Scripture and Snapshot


SUNDAY STILLNESS


Also happily linking up with the lovely Lisha Epperson.





34 comments:

  1. Elizabeth, what beautiful words today - perfect for my #weekendbrew. Have a wonderful day! Kim Stewart
    http://www.kimstewartinspired.com

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    1. We're both Stewarts! Blessed that you popped in and commented.

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  2. Hello Elizabeth, I'm visiting from the Weekend Brew today. Yes! Let's open our hearts to receive more of God's love today.

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    1. So happy you popped in from the weekend brew! I'm thankful you took the time to comment, too!

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  3. Happy Valentine's Day Elizabeth.
    Great post, every word so true..........and I have been married 44 yrs, so I know.
    We would have been divorced at the 10 year point if it hadn't been for the Lord.
    Blessings, Nellie

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    1. Nellie, what a blessing to be married 44 years! We're heading there ourselves.

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  4. Beautifully said! A wonderful reminder.
    Grace
    www.creativelygraceful.blogspot.ca

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  5. God's love is the one true love that is a model for how we are to love. Thank you for reminding us of this. Celebrating my 2nd Wedding Anniversary today with the one that I know God brought into my life :-)

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    1. Sounds like you have an interesting love story that I'd love to hear!

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  6. Yes, God's love--a great message for Valentine's Day! Have a blessed weekend.

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    1. Carol, I hope your weekend was blessed too!

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  7. Beautiful truth! I love this sentence - "We all need a love that's bigger, more infinite, and more faithful and steadfast, than any human being can give us." Amen! Visiting from Still Saturday. So glad I came over. Blessings and Happy Valentine's Day.

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    1. Deb, I'm so blessed that you took the time to visit from Still Saturday and to leave your kind comment.

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  8. Beautiful, Elizabeth. Just beautiful. xo

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  9. Amen! Happy St. Valentine's Day, Elizabeth!

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    1. Blessings to you, June. Thank you for your encouragement!

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  10. Wonderful words of love!
    (Yes, that's the name of a song, too.....)
    The day has been very low-key for us here, but we DID celebrate our love a couple of days ago with lunch at a favorite, special restaurant.....

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    1. Rebecca, we celebrated the day before Valentine's day!

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  11. Your photo and the Word is gorgeous, as usual. Such a treat to see you and your sharing pieces again. Always look forward to what you'll say and what you'll do. Thanks, dear friend. Blessings....

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  12. Beautiful! The perfect Valentine to my heart today.

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    1. Barbie, love you, friend. I thank God for you!

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  13. Beautiful post, Elizabeth! Love is wonderful but it requires much hard work. You put it well >> "We all need a love that's bigger, more infinite, and more faithful and steadfast, than any human being can give us. We all need God's love." Grateful to be here this morning!

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    1. Thank you so much, friend. You're a blessing.

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  14. Such a critical truth - thank you for sharing! Wish I had learned this 20 years ago. Blessings to you.

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    1. Carrie, I'm still learning and leaning on God daily!

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  15. A wonderful and authentic message, Elizabeth! Yes, God's love is the basis and His strenght, loving kindness, patience and forgiveness is needed and enables us to have enduring relationships ~ forgiving one another, growing alongside one another ... Grace upon grace.

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    1. I so agree with your comment. I appreciate you taking the time, Nina!

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  16. "without God's help and grace it's downright impossible" ...well you said it sister. Impossible without Him. You've pulled my heart strings tonight Elizabeth. This word is for anyone in any season of finding or holding on to love. You're the #GiveMeGrace Wordsmith of the Week!

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    1. Thank you so much, Lisha. So excited to see you at Jumping Tandem!

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  17. Love your post and photo and verse!

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    1. Thank you so much April! Your comment blesses me.

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