Whether or not you believe the Valentine’s Day hype or would just as soon forget it, red flowers and candy hearts surround us in February (or right after Christmas in every…single…store). Ahh, the month of love. Retailers and culture as a whole have a lot to say about love. There are as many definitions as there are dictionaries.
The word “love” is mentioned 311 times in the bible. Give or take to account for translations. It’s safe to say love is important to God. It’s actually a direct quote to say that God IS love (1 John 4:8). 1 John 4:10-11 is one of my favorite passages about and definitions of love:
“In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the [a]propitiation for our sins. 11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.” NASB
Love is God sending His Son to atone for our sins. He paid what we owed; our very lives. There is no greater love than this (John 15:13).
Praying for you in this. If there are ways I can be praying for you this year, please send me a message to firstname.lastname@example.org. It would be an honor. And if you don’t want to miss a Praying God’s Word post, subscribe over on the right hand side of this page.
Now for this week’s featured post from the link up!
7 Things I Pray Over My Adult Children struck me right where my prayers are right now. Even if you don’t have adult children, these verses are great to pray over yourself and/or a variety of people you love. And you know how I love praying scripture! Thank you, Patsy!
The Link Up
1. Share 1 or 2 of your most recent CHRISTIAN LIVING posts. (No DIY, crafts, recipes, or inappropriate articles.) All links are randomly sorted.
2. Comment on 1 or 2 other links. Grace & Truth linkup encourages community.
3. Every host features one entry from the previous week. To be featured, include this button or link back here on your post (mandatory to be featured, but not to participate).
We encourage you to follow our hosts on their blogs or social media.
Now Let’s Link Up!
If you liked this post, do me the huge honor of using the buttons below to share it to your favorite social media accounts. And if you want to get these essays emailed to you once a week, subscribe! Lastly, my posts may contain affiliate links and I earn from qualifying purchases. If you buy anything from one of these links, I will receive a few pennies to help offset the cost of this website at no additional charge to you. Thank you in advance for your help.