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. God 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 really counts to God? That we love!

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

Happy Valentine’s Day! I know for some of you this is just a schmaltzy day that the card, candy, flower, restaurant and jewelry industries have infused with advertising-steroids to make it a bigger deal for us. 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 or not you have that someone special in your life right now.

Whether or not you’ve been acting all that special to your someone special.

Whether or not that someone special 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 and every moment count.

It’s not convoluted or complicated. To live out our lives as a child of God, to live out our relationship with Jesus Christ, the only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love.

Real love. Really given. God has given us 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 not so special ones.

And all those especially challenging ones in our lives.

We are called to love. Really love. The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love. We shouldn’t waste any more time. We need to stop doing any and every thing else that isn’t a true expression of love. No matter how entrenched in our not-so-loving habits we have become. We need to get over ourselves and love those around us.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Make this day and every day count for God. For yourself. For others. Love!

In the love and peace, grace and truth of Jesus Christ,                                              Sylane