Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, so I thought I’d take the time to put together a gift guide of inspirational, faith-based gifts for everyone on your list this Valentine’s Day.
As one whose love language is gifts, I’m always stoked when there is a holiday that allows me to give (and receive) gifts. Here we go with some Valentine’s Day gift ideas from inAWE Handmade.
According to Proverbs 16:9, It may or may not look like I imagine it to be. In their hearts humans plan their course, but the LORD establishes their steps. However, that doesn’t mean I shouldn’t plan or consider what I want. One of my favorite verses is Proverbs 14:8. The wisdom of the prudent is to give thought to their ways. Putting these two powerhouse verses together in plain English: I will plan, but God will lead.
Things are a-changing, so it’s best to have a plan.
I have several things in mind to help me survive the impending empty nest and think it fitting to write them here – if for no other reason, than a “note to self.” If any of them help or challenge or inspire someone else, then all the better.
This series has also shed light on how inadequate I can be at loving God, myself and others well; and yet in His kindness, he has reminded me that His grace is more than enough to allow me to mess up, try again, mess up, try again – over and over and over.
If we love ourselves too much, then arrogance and pride can sneak into our hearts. What I believe God wants for us is holy confidence with humility; knowing that all we are is because of who God made us to be.
So let’s explore some ways we can live out the greatest command as spoken by Jesus in Mark 12:30: “And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.”
This past Sunday our minister defined love as “actively seeking the highest good of the one who is loved.” Holy lightbulbs, Batman! I love that. It makes the concept of love so much easier for me to visualize and implement. I’m sharing it in hopes that it will be a lightbulb moment for you as well.