The month of February has always reminded me of love. Valentine’s Day and hearts with little Cupid’s flying around. Ok, I have never actually seen Cupid with my own eyes, but I may have felt him in my heart. Hmmmmm now that I think about it — it was never Cupid I felt in my heart but I certainly have felt love in my heart.
February can be a difficult time for some people. It would appear that if you don’t have a sweetheart in your life – you don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day. I was single for a very long time as I got married in my mid thirties. This meant that I spent many “heart days” without a sweetheart. It was during these times that I fought the sadness and often loneliness by making an extra effort to spend time with God. My celebrating Valentine’s Day was actually celebrating my relationship with the One that loves me the most.
God’s love doesn’t just show itself on Valentine’s Day. He shows His love for us everyday. Who needs a box of chocolates that are gone in days (or even hours 🤷🏻♀️) when we have the sweetest food for our spirits in His Word? Who needs a bunch of flowers that will wither and die, when we have the sweet fragrance of His love in His Word?
This February I want to encourage us to re-look at Valentine’s Day. Instead of looking for man’s love — which can easily be lost, let’s focus on God’s Love for us. I wrote a post on the Magnitude of God’s Love for you that may help you get refocused on what love truly means.
Scripture Writing Challenge
I want to invite you to participate in a Scripture Writing Challenge for the month of February (you can do it during other months as His love is always present). A scripture writing challenge is basically spending 10-15 minutes everyday writing out a passage of scripture. This months theme is “God’s Love”.
I have created a plan that we can follow everyday. It is a simple and effective tool that we use to enrich and grow our relationship with God.
If you are needing some direction on how to go about doing this challenge please go to the post on the link — Scripture Writing – What is it and how to implement it.
The Scripture Writing Plan Challenge
Each day read and write out the corresponding scripture with the day of the month. Keep the following questions in mind as you write the scripture down:
1. What is the word saying?
2. What does it mean to me personally?
3. How can I take action on it?
4. How does it enhance my view of God?
You can use any bible that you like. I prefer the amplified translation. A great website that has numerous translation is Biblegateway.com
I want to encourage you to end your writing session with a prayer. If you would like you can pray the following:
Father God, I want to thank You for the gift of Your Word. It is exciting to dig into your Word and find the nuggets of truth concerning Your love for me. There have been many times in my life where I felt unloved, rejected and alone. I know that during those times, You were walking along side me. My desire is to deepen my relationship with You. May Your Word draw me even closer to You and change my life from the inside out. I ask for knowledge and the wisdom to use that knowledge in my life. Thank you for meeting me in Your Word.
In Jesus’name ~~ amen
If you would like you can also write out five things that you are grateful for that day. This is a practice that I have been doing for over twenty years and has become a life changing experience for me.
Are you taking the challenge? Let me know how it is working for you. I would love to hear from you as well as pray for you.
Be blessed 💞💞💞
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