Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Valentine’s Day – So What’s A Single Girl To Do – By Denise Chand

The rose is red, the violet's blue
The honey's sweet, and so are you
Thou are my love and I am thine
I drew thee to my Valentine…
We just finished celebrating Christmas and New Year’s Eve and now Valentine’s Day is upon us, one of the most dreaded days of the year for many singles and probably some couples. I recently read where a guy gave tips on how to save money…his strategy was to break up with your girlfriend right before Valentine’s Day and then get back together afterwards. I chuckled when I read it as I know it was a facetious remark - we all know that’s not how to function in any relationship. Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be expensive, where couples are spending excessively in order to make their partner happy – but if he/she wants to do it, kudos to them. Though it warms the heart seeing “love in the air” on each February 14th and the weeks leading up to it with romantic gift suggestions adorning store fronts, soul touching commercials, radio stations hyping up events for nightclubs, publications consumed with relationship advice and gift suggestions, and let’s not forget restaurants adding “couple’s specials” to their menus, the appreciation of love for that special person in your life should be shown everyday regardless of how busy life becomes with your daily regime. And I’m certain there are many couples who do celebrate their love – for each other – on a daily basis. But Valentine’s Day shouldn’t be a day in the calendar year for only couples while singles are being reminded they’re single and hating it. Emphatically no! So what’s a single girl to do on Valentine’s Day? Well, we certainly can’t remove February 14th off the calendar.

Yes, roses are red and violets are blue and honey is certainly sweet and, girlfriend, so are you! You’re like a rose in God’s garden. As surely as violets are blue, the Holy Spirit living in you makes you an extraordinary woman. Honey is no doubt sweet but too much will certainly make anyone sick, but the sweetness of your nature will make that man God has for you feel like a king. In the meantime what’s a single girl to do on Valentine’s Day? I’ll tell you what you shouldn’t do: don’t allow the actual day to pull you into feeling sorrowful or lonely, or take you on a daunting journey leaving you completely despondent, or begrudging those who are in relationships – simply put, don’t allow “cupid’s arrow” to pierce you in the heart! What you should do is go out for dinner with your girlfriends, catch a movie with a friend, bless someone with an act of kindness, or since Valentine’s Day falls on a Tuesday this year watch Glee and enjoy a good musical – or simply do what you normally do on a Tuesday night! The world is your canvass, paint away!

Rest assured beautiful woman of God, the Holy Spirit who lives in you, is your comforter, counsellor, helper, intercessor, advocate, strengthener and standby. He saw you before you were born and every day of your life is recorded. He’s well acquainted with your ways. His plan for you is not to harm you – remember that! He made your heart so He knows all that’s in there. Allow these truths to resonate in your spirit and walk in that consciousness daily.

When we come to the awareness that God knows what “time it is”, we’ll be free from chronos time and operate in kairos time. Remember, there is a book of remembrance that has been written concerning you, so God knows what time it is in your life!

Keep your light shining bright, keep hope alive, never let your dreams die and soon your heart will sing a new song! 
The watchmen who make the rounds in the city found me, And I said, 'Have you seen him whom my soul loves?' Songs of Solomon 3:3 
May you prosper greatly!

God Bless
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