February 14th is often a day full of chocolates, teddy bears and proposals. But what if you have not found the one your heart desires yet? What if God is calling you to a life of singleness? Or, what if He is asking you to practice patience as He paves a way for you and your future spouse to meet in His perfect timing? Does being single on Valentine’s Day mean you cannot participate in the one day a year set aside to celebrate love? Absolutely not.
This Valentine’s Day, you have the unique opportunity to share God’s love with your friends—an opportunity that may not present itself in the future. So, why not reach out to your single friends, show them kindness, let them know how much you cherish them, and remind them of all the blessings in their lives? Celebrating with friends allows you to see Valentine’s Day in a beautiful new light. Here are a few ways to do just that.
So, chosen by God for this new life of love, dress in the wardrobe God picked out for you: compassion, kindness, humility, quiet strength, discipline. Be even-tempered, content with second place, quick to forgive an offense.
Colossians 3:12-13 MSG
The Lord calls us to love one another because love binds everything together in perfect harmony. There is nothing more kind than sending a friend a sweet Valentine’s Day card to remind them of the joys, laughs and tears you two shared!
Perfume and incense bring joy to the heart, and the pleasantness of a friend springs from their heartfelt advice. Do not forsake your friend or your family.
Proverbs 27:9 NIV
Each friendship brings blessings into our lives. Let us use this Valentine’s Day to let our friends know that they were fearfully and wonderfully made and have wonderful things to offer the world. Explore some ideas for Valentine’s Day gifts for your best friends, like Prayers to Share: 100 Pass-Along Notes to Celebrate Friendship. These notes offer a powerful message worth reminding our friends!
Let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.
Matthew 5:16 NIV
Try something out of the ordinary to bless your friendships by hosting a bestie Valentine tea party! Invite a group of your friends to your house, set the table, and eat delicious sandwiches as you catch up and sip on hot cups of tea. At the end of your time together, let your friends know they can take the teacups home with them– that way, every time they drink out of the teacup they are reminded of your friendship.
Let’s embrace this love-filled holiday with our besties and remember to show kindness, cherish our relationships, and bless them. Looking for a way to brighten your bestie’s day right now? Send her a friendship Ecard from DaySpring to let her know how much she means to you!