Welcome to the month of February! Where did the time go? It seems as though we just put out the fall and Christmas decorations, and now it is time to get the house decorated for Valentine’s Day.
If you have not taken the time to sit down and plan out your calendar, do so now; it is not too late. Your life will be more productive and your household will run more smoothly if you plan ahead.
I hope that you have this month well planned especially since it is the month that we are to express our love to those who mean so much to us. (Should we not be doing this every day?) Make the 14th day of this month special for your family. If you do not have family nearby, make it special for someone. We need to teach by our example. Children will do as they are taught. If they see you reach out to others with compassion and demonstrate acts of kindness that make people feel valued, loved and significant, they will do so as well. Plan now to make the day great! Buy those cards and special gifts. Don’t let February the 14th come and go without making it the special day it was intended to be.
Maybe you really blew it last year, so why not recover this year? Go ahead; you will be glad you did!
The greatest gift you can give to anyone is to share the saving Gospel of Jesus Christ. Who will be in heaven because you took the time to tell him how he could know that heaven is his eternal home? Simply share your testimony with people and explain how they can know for sure about heaven. The greatest gift of love ever given was God’s son, Jesus. He left all of heaven’s glory and was nailed to a rugged cross to die for us! What love! Did you tell someone today about Jesus? If not, plan to do so tomorrow. His story is truly the greatest love story ever written.
Someone once said, “We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give.” How are you doing in the giving department? Start now…today, not tomorrow or next month.
Cindie Trieber has served the people of North Valley Baptist Church for more than three decades as the Pastor’s Wife. She teaches in the college and is a godly mother and “Nana." She recently completed her first book entitled With All My Heart.