With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, I thought it important to share that love is so much more than romantic love. It is all encompassing and passion can be found in all types of love.
When I was a little girl, my mom would give valentines and candy to us, her children. It was important to her that we felt loved.
I think the ultimate form of love is when God sent his only son to die for us, so that we may have eternal life. He loved us so much!
When I was single, I often thought that although I desired to be a wife, it was not “in the cards”. A dear friend of mine gave me this love letter from the Father and it not only brought me to tears, but restored my shaky faith. In fact, just mere weeks after reading it, I met my husband. This was at a time when I thought there was no one out there for me. I thought I was destined to be alone all my life.
I hope if you are lonely and sad, this love letter from our father can do the same for you.
My Dearest Daughter,
I see your loneliness and fear;I know your hurts and your heartaches. In a special bottle I am storing each and every one of your tears. I see you searching for love, happiness and fulfillment. As much as I hate to see your pain, as much as it grieves Me to see you struggle, all of this must be; in order for you to totally and completely come to the end of your understanding , only then can you fully hear my voice. Listen Carefully. Amidst the noise of the world, I am calling. My voice is in the midst of your wost fears tenderly beseeching you to trust me. In the pain of your loneliness, If you hold real still, you can feel my arms encircling you and hear My soothing words of comfort. Yes, that still small voice inside of you is Me. Yes, that gentle touch is Me. Give Me your pain-yes, all of it, I will give you My peace. Give Me your sorrows and I will give you joy unspeakable.
I cherish you, Daughter. I shed my blood so you could be clean. I want you for My companion, My bride, to love and cherish now and through eternity and I plan to dress you in the finest white garments.As you live out My joy and experience the wonder of being My bride, I will be your gentle tutor, conforming you to my image. I must begin to teach you how to serve and live in submission to Me. Let me convince you of your great value and that intimacy is ever so much more than sex. Then, when you are healed you will be able to fully share the love I have given you with the one you someday will choose to bring me as your earthly husband. Then, and only then, will you be the kind of wife I would choose for him. Give yourself completely to Me. I want you to deny Me nothing. I will not hurt you, disappoint you. You can trust Me completely. I keep my promises.
Do not be overly critical of yourself or become depressed because you are not perfect in your own eyes.It saddens Me greatly to hear you criticize and devalue the one that I love so much.Daughter, in Me, you are complete and lacking in nothing. What right do you have to criticize the one I treasure? On what grounds do you find fault with what I have so fearfully and wonderfully made? Why do you call what I deem beautiful-ugly? Daughter, I want you to trust in Me one step, one day , one second at a time. Dwell in My power. Do not fear what might happen or what the future brings because my grace is sufficient and I will take care of you.
Daughter, I know that you long to give yourself to someone, to have a deep relationship with him, and to be loved thoroughly and exclusively by him. But I must say NO! Not until you are satisfied and fulfilled and content being loved by me alone. Not until My love is enough. Not until you can see yourself truly complete in Me. I love you My Child. Until you discover that joy and satisfaction can be found in Me alone, you are not capable of handling the problems and disappointments that are a part of every relationship. You can never be truly united with another the way your heart desires, only I can fill the emptiness, only I can supply the ness, only I can love you enough. You must be united with me, exclusive of anyone else, exclusive of any other desires or longings before you will have the strength to endure the much heartache and yes, soul aches of even a perfect human relationship. I want you to stop planning, stop wishing and allow Me to give you My love, My joy, My peace, My patience, My kindness, My faithfulness, My gentleness and My self control. Then, You will need no other. Daughter, I want you to allow me to be enough.
You must keep your eyes on Me, expecting the greatest and best things from Me. Keep experiencing the satisfaction of knowing that I AM and you are My child. Keep learning and listening to the things I tell you. Stay Close to My side. Seek my face in the morning. My presence throughout the day, and my comfort at night. I am always there, Daughter. I will never leave you or forsake you. But, you must wait. Don’t be anxious. Do not get in a hurry. Don’t look around and fear or envy the things others have revived from me. You must keep looking far off and away. Look up to me or you will miss the things I want to show you and then when you are ready, I’ll give you all the desires I HAVE PUT IN YOUR HEART, the strength to endure all things and the courage to risk your heart.
You see, until you are ready, and the one I have for you is ready…I am working even this minute to have you both ready at the same time…until you are both living exclusively for Me, you won’t be able to experience the love I’ve prepared for you, which will, however imperfectly reflect your relationship with Me. Give Me the time to heal your wounds, console your heartaches and ease your disappointments. Give Me time to erase the painful memories of the past. Give Me time to heal you and make you whole and complete in Me.
I want you to experience real “agape” love, not the selfish, false love of the world. I want you to learn that love is patient and always kind. Love that knows no envy and is neer boastful or proud. Love that is never rude or self-seeking. Love that is not easily angered nor keeps a record of wrongdoings. Love that does not delight in evil, but instead rejoices in truth. The love that I want for you, Daughter, always trusts, always hopes, always preservers and never fails. Because this love is of the Spirit and not of the flesh, its natural fruits are joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. I cannot give this love to you though another except dimly, and then only in limited capacity-for all will fail and eventually disappoint you. This perfect love, Daughter, can only be found in me.
Let My perfect love flow from you an spill over all you touch, Be not concerned with yourself, YOU ARE MY RESPONSIBILITY!!! I will change you, often without you even knowing it. Take your eyes off yourself, look only to Me. I lead, I change, I create, but only when you are NOT striving. You are Mine. Let me have the joy of making you into My image-ONLY I CAN DO THIS! Above all else, look to Me, and Me only, never to yourself or others. Do not struggle, relax and trust My love. I know what is best for you and I will do it and through you if you’ll let Me. Stop trying to become, and let Me transform you from within.
I love you, Daughter. Will you let My love be enough for you? I’m waiting…will you wait too?