February 12, 2021
Prayer: Lord, may we remember to Whom we belong. May we spend time being with You and loving You. Amen.
Scripture: But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of Him Who called you out of darkness into His wonderful light. 1 Peter 2:9 NKJV
During this month of flowers and chocolates, there are also heart-shaped candies with messages of affection printed on them. Like candy corn at Halloween and Peeps at Easter, you either love or hate the taste of them, but we all can welcome the thoughtful messages from a loved one.
The most recognized message reads, “Be Mine.” I want to take the opportunity today to suggest to you that way before any Valentine’s Day – and every day since – God has sent you the love message, “Be Mine.”
Some days we distort the message to “Be busy.” We think that God’s affection or amount of affection is based on what we do for Him. But we must remember that He has just asked us to “be” – not to be busy bees. God’s perfect love is based on belief, faith, and trust and not on an unending laundry list of “to dos.”
Strangely enough, we wear ourselves out in the name of love. We make too many commitments when all He wants is for us to commit our hearts to Him. We become weary from all our doing and God waits for us to slow down long enough to enjoy a sunset, sit awestruck by the ocean, and just talk with Him. His desire is for you to believe and belong to Him. My prayer for you is that you would behold His great love for you.
Copyright Kathy Branzell. Email firstname.lastname@example.org