February 14–Love Counts!

What really matters to God? What really counts as God’s top priority for us as His children–as His people of faith? God gets right to it, and He schmushes (there’s that word again!) everything down for us. God’s Word speaks so clearly and concisely that we cannot deny or doubt God’s meaning.

What matters–what counts–to God is that we love. Is there anything unclear about that?

 The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love. Galatians 5:6b

Personal Reflections from Sylane:                                                                           Happy Valentine’s Day!

I know for some of you this is just a schmaltzy day that the card, candy, flower and jewelry industries have infused with advertising-steroids to make it bigger and more important. I’m not going to argue that point. But let’s put all that aside.

Happy Valentine’s Day! What is going to make this day count for you? Whether you have that someone special in your life or not right now? Whether or not that someone special–that is in your life now–has been acting all that special to you?

As a child of God we are given the answer for how to make Valentine’s Day count. Actually, God has given us the answer for how to make every day, every moment count. And it’s not convoluted or complicated. To live out our lives as a child of God–to live out our faith in Jesus Christ–the only thing that counts is love.

Real love. Really given. God has given us with His perfect, sacrificial, passionate, compassionate and everlasting love. God has given this to each of His children. And each one of us is to draw from God’s love–constantly and continually–as we interact with others. All others. Our special ones. Our more challenging ones.

We are called to love. Really love. Love is this only thing that counts to God. We shouldn’t waste any more time. We need to stop doing any and everything else that isn’t a true expression of love–no matter how entrenched in our not-so-loving habits we may have gotten. We need to get over ourselves and love those around us.

Make this day count for God…for yourself. Love others!

In love, peace and purposeful passion,                                                               Sylane

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