Thoughtful Thursday

This thoughtful Thursday happens to be Valentine’s Day, too.

Here’s a heart shaped box of handpicked See’s chocolates. True confession: I bought these as a gift to myself a few years ago to fulfill a wish I had in my head for a heart shaped box of candy. Some of the desires in your head won’t be fulfilled by wishing. Truth be told I’m not comfortable with some earthly person knowing the thoughts in my head. Many thoughts and desires aren’t worthy to be known or fulfilled. I’m thankful God is gracious and kind and He will not keep His justified wrath against me. This graciousness and kindness comes to me because of what Jesus Christ did on the cross for me and because God called me to follow Him. His kindness transforms me and my thoughts.

Here’s a beautiful bouquet of flowers. I didn’t buy these for myself. I don’t expect flowers on Valentine’s Day or any day. When flowers do get delivered I really appreciate them.

While I type I’m listening to a sermon on Biblical love by John MacArthur. Some of my takeaways: I need to be motivated and guided by self sacrificial love if I’m following Jesus. Biblical love is self-sacrificial love that motivates me to serve friends and enemies in love.

Hope you can accept the love that God has given to you in Jesus Christ.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

About Ellen am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

8 thoughts on “Thoughtful Thursday

  1. Happy Valentine’s Day.
    Oh yes indeed, I’ve accepted the love of God through Jesus. It’s the reason I’m happyone. 🙂

  2. Hahaha. Laughing here about fulfilling the desires that can’t be filled by wishing alone! Wishing you a lovely Valentine’s Day.

  3. What a blessing to read here today, dear Ellen. I’ve not listened to that sermon but I will definitely be checking it out. A very lovely post. There is NOTHING in this world that could be as wonderful as personally knowing Jesus!

  4. Beautiful thoughts, Ellen, I am so thankful for the magnificent Grace bestowed upon me, by a loving Father!
    Hope your day was filled with many blessings, and yes that includes a heart shaped box of chocolates. ~smile~

  5. That flower bouquet is just beautiful! And I like how you hand picked your own chocolates. Mine would be a box of turtles. Do they come in heart shaped boxes?

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