Written by Melody Nash
Thursday, 14 February 2013 16:33
Valentine's Day... this day either fills people with joy or with sadness. It's a day where people all over the country celebrate love, or mourn a lack thereof.
Last year, I had the best Valentine's Day! I remember waking up that morning excited to spend some time with Jesus, the lover of my soul, and as I was spending time with Him, the song "The More I Seek You" by Kari Jobe came on my itunes:
I want to sit at your feet, drink from the cup in your hands.
Lay back against you and breathe, feel your heart beat.
This love is so deep, it's more than I can stand.
I melt in your peace, it's overwhelming.
Revisiting these lyrics again this year, I find myself in the same state of awe over God's love for us. What a beautiful picture of this intimate LOVE relationship
we have with God! To be able to be so close to Him that we can feel His heart beat... that's just crazy!
Today we led worship for Westside Christian Academy's chapel service and had the opportunity to eat lunch with the kids afterward. The kids were so excited to get to hang out with us and were eager to get our autographs. The verse I always write down for them is Ephesians 3:16-19
, and today this verse seemed all the more appropriate.
"I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge - that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God."
As we celebrate love today, let us celebrate the greatest love this world has ever known! Our God IS
Love, and His love for us is so big that it's beyond our comprehension. As my Dad says to me, "The Lord is the lover of your soul and your all-sufficiency." Use this day to be filled by God's love for you, to be still in His presence, to tell Him how much He means to you.