As I sit at my desk......
Last year I started a blog post with similar words but no I am not repeating myself.
As I sit at my desk in the study I just simply have to glance to the right of my laptop and I get the first example of hearts that can be found around our house.
Some hearts are decorative but these ones have a useful purpose as well.
These hearts were also mentioned in one of my #100HappyDays posts.
They are the Love Heart coasters that I use each day for my coffee mug or glass in the study.
Yes I love hearts
That does not mean we are a very soppy couple because we are not - I just like hearts.
They are not the only hearts in the study.
There are also hearts as tiebacks for the curtains
There is also a heart decorated box.
It is really just decorative as I love boxes too and this one is quite small so is not used to hold anything at the moment anyway.
Oh and two more!!!
Oh and a heart shaped one!!!
There is also a heart decorated wooden Tissue Box Cover.
There is also a "Home is where the Heart is" Hanging Decoration.
Then there is the Fred & Sandra Christmas decoration that just somehow didn't get put away with the other decorations one year because it needed to be repaired and then when I did get it fixed I just hung it on the door of my crafts armoire.
And of course the heart cushion that I lean against each day when I sit on my computer chair.
Oh I nearly forgot the 2 hearts with HOPE and FAITH that I couldn't resist buying earlier this year and don't know where they are meant to go yet so they are just sitting on one of the bookshelves.
That is just one room
There are other examples
A small heart garland hangs on a chest of drawers upstairs
A heart shaped clock is waiting to be put up on the wall of the Dressing Room.
And my heart shaped Friends Cushion that sits in the Sun Room.
Someday I should try to count up all the heart things I have.
I may collect hearts but I can't collect a real heart.
I cannot take someone's heart or make anyone love me.
Fred loves me and my children love me and there are others who love me but I did not make them love me, they chose to do that themselves.
We cannot make people love us, there are no special words to say or things to do.
We also cannot make God love us.
We cannot ever be "good" enough to make God love us.
It has nothing to do with "how much" we might love God.
It has nothing to do with "how much" we might try to get His attention.
We cannot make God love us.
Because He already does.
He has always loved us.
I am very thankful that God first loved us.
He loved us before we even thought about loving Him.
(see 1 John 4 v 19)
He loved us so much that even though He could not have us sinful creatures in His presence He made the only perfect way for us to be united with Him.
(see 1 Cor 15 v 3&4)
He gave us Jesus.
Friend have you tried to make someone love you?
Have you even thought or planned what you could do to change your life so that God would love you?
Do you feel that you would never be good enough for God to love you?
Don't think any longer just acknowledge the fact that you can do nothing to earn His love you just simply have to believe that He loves you and accept the gift of Jesus.
Jesus is the only one who can take our sins and give us His righteousness so that we can be in God's presence.
This can happen as soon as we admit that we are sinful and decide to turn to God and away from that sinful nature.
If you would like to know some more about God's Love and how we can be saved from our sin just click on the 3 2 1 Presentation at the top of my sidebar.
Or have a look at my new Sunday Series called "It's God's Love"