|How to Show Love in America for Valentine's Day|
Stacie Ruth Stoelting
First of all, Valentine's Day presents major opportunities to share Jesus' love at a prime time! You see, as we know, Valentine's
Day catalyzes acute cases of loneliness at an epidemic rate in America. And the sufferers include a wide range of people:
widows and widowers, divorced people, singles, military men and women serving away from home, unhappily married people, etc.
This is an opportunity for us as Christians to share Jesus' love and comfort. I
love this passage from II Corinthians 1:3-5 (ESV):
"Blessed be the God and
Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that
we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.
For as we share abundantly in Christ's sufferings, so through Christ we share abundantly in comfort too."
In fact, the best way to love America is to love Americans
with Christ's love and love the Lord, who
allowed America to be founded.
Look around you: In America, a lot of people's
hearts ache today. Be the deliverer of Christ's comfort. Let's cover the main heart health trouble in America and answer it
with God's Word:
Are you lonely? Jesus IS with you. In Matthew 28:20, Jesus Christ
Himself said, "I am with you all the days (perpetually, uniformly, and on every occasion), to the [very] close and consummation
of the age."
Are you persecuted and rejected? He will help
you shake the dust off your feet and enter new territory for His kingdom. Jesus said, "And wherever they
do not receive and accept and welcome you, when you leave that town shake off [even] the dust from your feet, as a testimony
against them." (Luke 9:5)
Are you afraid? Let the Lord draw you close to Himself and carry you.
"Even to your old age I am He, and even to hair white with age will I carry you. I have made, and I will bear; yes, I
will carry and will save you." (Isaiah 46:4)
Have you been forsaken by a person or group of people? Embrace Christ and
realize that He will never forsake you. "...He [God] Himself has said, I will not in any way fail you nor
give you up nor leave you without support. [I will] not, [I will] not, [I will] not in any degree leave you helpless nor forsake
nor let [you] down (relax My hold on you)! [Assuredly not!]" (Hebrews 13:5, AMP)
And now it's your turn. Ask the Lord to bring someone to mind that needs to hear from you. Perhaps it's a veteran. Perhaps
it's a military family. Or could it be one of your loved ones with whom you've lost touch? With prayer, share the truth in
the preceding points and Scriptures with that person or group of people.
share about the One who binds up the wounds of the brokenhearted! Again, to love America well, each of us must love our fellow
Americans and our Lord, who allowed America to be founded in the first place. Now, the real question remains: Near Valentine's
Day, will you share Christ's love in America?
Stacie Ruth Stoelting and her sister, Carrie Beth
Stoelting, are recording artists and authors of the book Unite the USA, recently endorsed by Mike Huckabee, Pat Boone, Rick
Santorum (Patriot Voices), Tony Perkins (Family Research Counsel), and Mathew Staver (Liberty Counsel). If you haven't yet
known Jesus as Savior and Lord, let Him inside your heart today. You can receive prayer and learn more about how to know God
on the "Know God" page of their web site, www.PrayingPals.org. Also, learn more about their Christ-focused, patriotic mission at UnitetheUSA.org
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needs to turn to Jesus. Listen to "In God We Still Trust"
for inspiration to keep "fighting the good fight". For hope
and encouragement, listen to Stacie Ruth and Carrie Beth sing "In God We Still Trust".
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In God We Still Trust
A CD by Stacie and Carrie Stoelting
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This Month's Bible Verse
"For God so loved the
world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life."
Good News: Rick and Karen Santorum have written a new book called
Bella's Gift. Released near Valentine's Day, Bella's Gift is a book that will touch your heart. It is a must-read.
Read more about it here:
On May 13, 2008, the Santorum
family welcomed their eighth child into the world. Isabella Maria was born with a rare genetic condition called Trisomy 18,
or Edward's Syndrome. Only 10 percent of children with Trisomy 18 are born alive, and 90 percent of those children do not
make it to their first birthday. Faced with these bleak statistics, doctors told the family to prepare for Bella's death.
Instead, they chose to celebrate her life.
Over the next six miraculous
years, the Santorum family adjusted to life with a special needs girl-and watched her transform the lives of everyone around
her. In many days of sickness and joy, she became an inspiration to her community and, ultimately, to the nation. Bella's
Gift details the peaks and valleys, the joys and sufferings, and the incredible value of life with a special needs child.
In a world that often measures worth according to usefulness, Bella's story is a reminder that our real value lies in our
capacity to love.
Featured Founding Father
Mifflin (January 10, 1744 - January 20, 1800) was a Founding Father from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Mifflin was
the first governor of Pennsylvania. In addition to signing the U.S. Constitution, he also served in the American Revolution.
Mifflin was a major general in the Continental Army and the 1st and 3rd Quartermaster General.
accomplishments in government include: serving in the Pennsylvania Provincial Assembly, being President of the Continental
Congress, and serving as a delegate to the Constitutional Convention of 1787. He was Speaker of the Pennsylvania House of
Representatives and President of the Pennsylvania Supreme Executive Council.
the USA: Discover the ABCs of Patriotism is a new book by Stacie Ruth
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