Even though Valentine's Day has pretty awful roots with its traditions and customs originating from two of the most sexually perverted pagan festivals of ancient history: Lupercalia and the feast day of Juno Februata, many will celebrate love today with cards, flowers, champagne and special food, amongst many other romantic gestures.
I wanted to take a moment to worship and receive from our wonderful Jesus, to whom we are betrothed, and expectantly awaiting to return.
I thought I'd share with you a glimpse into my most precious relationship (there is absolutely NO sexual connatation in this). If you know Jesus, you will be able to read the following to yourself, knowing it is true.
Jesus is so fascinated by me – He gave up His glorious surroundings in Heaven to enter earth in the constraints of the flesh, just to find me.
Jesus is so passionate for me – He gave up His life to be tortured on a cross to pay for every thought and every deed that didn't line up to faithfulness.
Jesus is so committed to me – He descended into hell, conquered death, rose from the grave and ascended into heaven so that He could forever be with me.
Jesus is so captivated by me – that one glance of my eye moves Him.
Jesus is so faithful to me – He sits at the right hand of the Father in heaven and intercedes on my behalf day and night.
Jesus is so concerned for me – He sent His Holy Spirit to guide me, counsel me and enable me to live by His law, which brings me freedom to be who He made me.
Jesus is so respectful towards me – that even when I make wrong choices, He continues to love me, and lets me try my own way, but never leaves my side even when I take Him to places neither of us should go!
Jesus is so caring for me – he disciplines me to help me grow and learn so that I gain understanding and wisdom.
Jesus is so protective of me – He gave me safe boundaries to live within. These boundaries give me freedom, peace, joy and safety; they allow me to grow, blossom and bear fruit, and to cope with all that comes my way, good and bad.
Jesus so enjoys me – He is eager to hear my thoughts, my dreams and desires, my fears and concerns, the secrets of my heart and He is just as eager to share His with me.
Jesus is so available to me – He is never too busy or occupied with anything else to be with me.
Jesus is so eager for us to be in relationship – He ensured I would hear His voice and could know Him intimately.
Jesus is so practical – He provides every single thing that I need on a daily basis.
Jesus is so generous towards me – He gives me wonderful meaningful gifts to enjoy and use, experiences to relish, characteristics to build upon, and the powerful knowledge of Him. He gives me even more when I actually ask!
Jesus is so jealous for me – He's coming back to fight for me and woe betide any who have persecuted me.
Jesus is so moved by me – He made a glorious plan way back before I was even formed, that goes on well after my earthly body has returned to dust, and planned for us to be together forever.
I am so blessed by and so in love with Jesus. I belong to Him and He belongs to me.