SO, as we alllll know, Valentine's Day is the day of love. The day where you go out to dinner with that special some one and eat at your favorite restaurant. OR, the day where you stay in all night, eat pop corn, ice cream and chocolate and binge watch a new Netflix series. Both look like love to me. HA! Since, this is a time of love, I think it is only right if I mention the truest love you will ever find. A love that is like no other. Love that wants to embrace you. Love that lasts, no matter who you are, where you are or what you have done. A love that is willing to sacrifice everything just for you. That love is the love that only God can give. Did you know that love is not just a characteristic of God? The Bible says that "God IS love" (1 John 4:8). He is the very definition of love. SO, if you have never experienced Jesus before, then you have never experienced the truth of real love. Do not get me wrong, God is my righteous judge, but he is also the lover of my soul. The Bible tells us that "nothing can separate us from this love" (Rom.8:38). What an awesome promise!
Because God loves us, he gives us gifts! One of those gifts includes friendship! I am so thankful for all of the crazy friends God has put in my life! They truly inspire me every day! One tradition that my friends from college have is our annual GALentine festivities! Who said that you have to celebrate "Valentine's Day"? My friend, Emily Swedberg is the one who introduced me to this idea! Instead of being alone on Valentine's Day, I encourage you to grab a group of friends and celebrate the Gal's on this GALentine's Day! The good thing about your girlfriend's----->They won't judge you for eating like a man, crying during a movie or laughing an obnoxious laugh. LOL You can just be yourself! What an awesome way to spend Valentine's Day! So, make this Valentine's Day the best one yet! Ditch the Valentine and hang out with your GALentine!