2.08.2010

Valentine Truth vs. Lie

In case you hadn't noticed, this week ushers us to Valentine's Day.

I am mindful that for some, many perhaps, this does not seem to be a holiday worth celebrating. I am conscious of the fact that some people may find themselves feeling downright miserable.

Of course, this is probably not uttered as much as it is experienced. When others are basking in flowers, chocolates and teddy bears, how could one possibly share of their own disappointments, rejections and loneliness?

A day focused on love and significance to another person somehow so easily gets distorted into meaning one must have a significant other to be celebrated.

You may be a reader today that is feeling lonely. You may feel rejected, wondering what's wrong with you. You may find yourself disappointed... yet again.

Not so long ago my young daughter said the following, "Mom, sometimes girls think they need a boyfriend to feel special."

This broke my heart!


I am saddened as I realize my daughter has already learned of this ugly lie that struggles to be passed off as truth. How is it that we so easily find ourselves looking to others to affirm our need for value?

It angers me to think of the energy that it takes to fight this lie. But I will do it. With everything in my being I will stand... and fight.

I know the personal fight within myself that this lie has generated. I know the battle that rages in the depths of my soul as I continue the war to sort truth from deception.

I refuse to let her be swept away in this horrible torrent of looking for and hoping in people to gain her value when that is a great lie.

I invite you to eavesdrop on some of the words we exchanged as we rode in the car together that evening that she shared that thought with me... my beautiful daughter created in the image of God... and I.

You are significant.
Zephaniah 3:17 (NLT) "For the Lord your God is living among you. He is a mighty savior. He will take delight in you with gladness. With his love, he will calm all your fears. He will rejoice over you with joyful songs."

You are loved.
Jer. 31:3 (MSG) "I've never quit loving you and never will. Expect love, love, and more love!"

You matter.
John 3:16 (Amp) "For God so greatly loved and dearly prized the world that He [even] gave up His only begotten (unique) Son, so that whoever believes in (trusts in, clings to, relies on) Him shall not perish (come to destruction, be lost) but have eternal (everlasting) life."

You are never forgotten.
Is. 49:16 (Amp) "Behold, I have indelibly imprinted (tattooed a picture of) you on the palm of each of My hands."

You are never alone.
Ps. 139: 11(MSG)"Then I said to myself, "Oh, he even sees me in the dark! At night I'm immersed in the light!"

To each and every reader today... whether you classify yourself as having a significant other or not... may I have the honor and privilege of wishing you a very Happy Valentine's Day this week...

all because of HIM!


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I was unable to find an adequate video for this song. However, if you click this LINK (I recommend that you right click and select to open in a new window) it will take you to the song in audio.

He Sends His Love
By Point of Grace

I am writing this to you
And I hope that one day soon
You will come to realize
You are precious in His eyes

I know you feel alone
A million miles from home
It seems that know one cares
That life is so unfair

Hold on to this promise like it's your last breath
Let it fill your heart when it's all you have left

(Chorus)
You gotta believe
You gotta be strong
You gotta have faith enough to know no matter where you are
He is always with you
Never give up
Never give in
His only one died for all our sins and he will lift you up
And hold you in his love
He gave his Son
He sends his love

When the weight is just to much
And there's no one you can trust
When it's dark and your afraid
Let the spirit guide your way

There is so much left to do
A great big world to wander through
So many people in your life
Waiting to see your smile

Chorus

His love is all around you
A fortress that surrounds you
Let it comfort and protect you from the storm
It's time to start a new day
He will help you find your way
To a better place

Chorus




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7 comments:

  1. So true! So very rich and true! I pray so often that my children will find beauty and confidence in who they are in Him rather than the lies that Satan loves to tempt them with... and me, too... that my value is in Him. And all the rest are just beautiful gifts He's given.

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  2. That is so true! I have been guilty of feeling jealous when my friends got flowers or whatever they got on Valentine's day. That is until I realized that I have such a wonderful gift in my husband. He's not so much of the romantic, but he's my best friend. The greatest gift of all lives in my heart everyday and not just on a holiday!!!

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  3. I love the thought of being God's tattoo! (Is. 49:16) Aloha *;)

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  4. Donnetta, what a role model your daughter has. I grew up with a family that valued itself through outside values. I'm determined not to have the same repeated with my children. My sons will value women, not for their looks, but for their character. My daughter will value herself for how God values her, not the world.

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  5. These are great reminders and passages, Donnetta. There is so much media and advertising pressure besides the social pressure to be paired up with a romantic hero.

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  6. ~I bet seeing the newsboys in concert was so cool, my extent of concerts were The Beach Boys (with my Mom) and Kiss (with my friends)! No where near as cool as the newsboys!!

    ~Lovely song, by a lovely group, Point of Grace is one of my favorites to listen to. Thanks for being a part of my Monday. :O)

    ~I miss visiting with you, I have been getting pulled in so many directions, I need to prioritize.

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  7. When our kids were youngish, we started a tradition. My son was my valentine, the two girls were their dad's. We set the dining room table with china and crystal and silver, and made a very special dinner. I gave my son a valentine gift and my husband gave our two girls one from him. They looked forward to our special dinner every single year and we never heard about a lack of feeling special to anyone else til they'd actually found that someone special. My husband and I didnt celebrate valentines day ourselves til they were all grown up and out of the house to further cement that they were indeed our true valentines.

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