Which category are you in?
* You hope you’ll have something to look forward to on Valentine’s Day. Hint. Hint.
* Valentine’s Day feels more like Single Awareness Day.
* You’re totally excited and have bought all your friends stuff from the $1 aisle at Target.
* You couldn’t care less because you don’t like the color red or chocolate or roses. So there.
I’ll be honest, I’m always a little on the fence with this day. Yes, I wrote the post Valentine’s Tips To The Misters, to encourage the Misters on the fine art of doing Valentine’s Day right.
It still all feels a little forced. A little too commercial.
Because at the end of the day, a woman wants to feel special. And call me crazy, but mass produced cupids just don’t cut it.
I want to be adored. Thought of. Not as an obligation, because the calendar holiday demands it. But rather, just because…
He loves me.
And it’s at this point where my Christian mind screams… Jesus does this. Let Jesus fill you. Only Jesus can adore you this way. Give your husband a break.
That’s what I call a Jesus juke.
A quick move that makes you feel slapped on the hand for being so human.
Yes, of course Jesus loves me this way. But what if I say that with my mouth, while still feeling a deep ache in my heart. A longing. To be pursued.
That’s where my friend Jud Wilhite’s new project steps in and helps me connect with Jesus in the exact way that my longing heart desires.
Valentine’s Day can be frustrating for many of us. Perhaps you’re single and you don’t want to be, or you’re in an unhappy or disappointing relationship. Maybe you’re grieving a relationship you’ve lost.
This year, remember that God loves you the way a kind and patient husband loves his bride. He wants to pursue you, cherish you, and meet your deepest needs — and He’s the only one who can.
When God wanted to illustrate the passionate intensity of His relationship with us, He chose marriage as the metaphor.
Incredibly, it was the marriage of a prophet named Hosea and a prostitute named Gomer. God told Hosea to marry Gomer and to take her back even after she’s unfaithful. God uses their marriage to illustrate His love and care for His people, who have turned away from Him again and again.
My friend, Jud Wilhite, is offering a free 14-day Pursued challenge that’s perfect as Valentine’s Day approaches. He offers thoughts on the book of Hosea and what this story can teach us about God’s love. Visit www.pursuedbook.com/challenge and sign up for the challenge. You can also download a sample chapter of his new book Pursued.
I’m really excited to share what I’m learning about God’s scandalous love through Pursued. How does this speak to you? Do you sometimes, like me, feel a little too human? Leave a comment today and you’ll be entered to win one of five copies of Jud’s new book, Pursued…God’s Divine Obsession with You.