This is the designated day of love. This week more money will be spent on love related products than any other. This week we will revive, retrieve and renew that dead, lost or stale love of yesterday, at least for today.
Many will say, “Valentine, will you be mine, today, this week or just this weekend?” …but what happens after this week has passed and the flowers are dead? Will the love go back to the way it was?
When we learn that love is not for a season, but designed to last for a lifetime, we are ahead of the game. Often, we marry and we know not the true meaning of love.
What is love? What does it look like? Can we find a description? The most perfect example of true love is, God. The best example is found in his word, 1 Corinthian 13:4-7.
When we learn to love without condition, we can expect to have a great lifetime of love. When we love like God designed we will love with patience. We will be kind; paying attention to what may hurt our spouse and what really matters.
When we love our spouse we do not envy, it doesn’t matter who makes the most money, because it is for the good of the family. There is no boasting about your accomplishments in true love.
The love you have for your spouse brings honor with it, detouring adultery and other levels of unfaithfulness. It seeks not itself or its own selfish desires.
I once heard a man say, he want to out-LOVE his wife. He wants to do better for her than she does for him, because she is the center of his desire. He is happy when she is happy. That is an example of oneness, the oneness we committed to in the vows.
It is not a competition, just a high level of caring, esteeming her better than himself. Philippians 2:3. I think if we all practice this as well; there would be no room for selfishness.
So, with all that said, enjoy this day of love and learn to love your spouse the way love was designed to be. It’s simple; love like God love us, without condition. It makes for a great heartwarming marriage, Valentine’s Day and every day thereafter.