On Valentine's Day

I prayed for a man committed to God.
Jesus smiled, "I and my Father are one" -John 10:30.

I prayed for a man that would be a spiritual leader.
Jesus unashamedly declared, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No man cometh to the Father, but by me" -John 14:6.

I prayed for a man of hight standards and integrity. 
Others testified, "He did no sin, neither was guile found in His mouth" -1 Peter 2:22.

I prayed for a man of the Word.
Jesus opened up His arms with love as He whispered, "I am the living Word, and I came to live with you" -John 1:14.

I prayed for a man that knew how to be a servant.
Then I heard others whisper with amazement, "Jesus made Himself of no reputation, and took upon Him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men" -Philippians 2:7.

I prayed for a man that was full of spiritual life.
He smiled again, "I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly" -John 10:10.

I prayed for a man of faith and prayer.
Then I watched with amazement as He went out and spent all night in prayer... "In these days he went out to the mountain to pray, and all night he continued in prayer to God" -Luke 6:12.

I prayed for a man that would provide for my needs.
He not only fed the five thousand long ago, He also feeds me today! "And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus" - Philippians 4:19.

I prayed for a man that would be the head of the home and a leader...someone I could look up to and respect intellectually and spiritually. 
Then I realized that not only had Jesus been knocking on my door begging to be allowed to be the head of my home, but He was so far ahead of me intellectually, I would have all eternity to learn from Him. "For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts" -Isaiah 55:9.

I prayed for a man of steel and velvet...someone that could be strong but also tender at the same time. Then I remembered Jesus’ words as the nails were driven into His hands, "Father forgive them, for they know not what they do" -Luke 23:24. And how, when dying upon the cross, some of His last thoughts were to make sure His mother would be cared for (John 19:26). I also remembered how that when even a little sparrow fell, He noticed and cared (Matthew 10:29).

I prayed for a man that knew how to love others...even the unpleasant outcasts. 
Jesus replied, "In that while you were all yet sinners [the lowest outcast], I died for you" -Romans 5:8.

I prayed for someone that I could share my deepest thoughts and dreams with, someone who would walk with me through joys and through sorrows. Someone that would not only hold my hand, but would hold my heart. Someone that I could stand behind, love, respect and serve with all my heart. 
I looked up in awe as He not only began to walk beside me and hold my hand (Isaiah 4:1), but also to share with me the hidden riches and secrets of eternity...heart companionship and beauty that I had never had with another. (Isaiah 45:3, Psalm 34:8) And I just knew that He was someone I could not only love, but stand behind and serve for the rest of my life!

I prayed for someone that would help me walk closer to God.
And the more I got to know him, the closer I drew to God(Psalm 23). "But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you" -Matthew 6:33.

"I know this may be frivolous God and it’s a small thing, but could you also send me someone romantic," I had prayed. "Someone that will love me so much, that he’ll want me and only me! That he’ll be willing to do whatever it takes to win me...even bring me chocolate?" 
Jesus said nothing as He lay down His heavenly honor to come to earth to win me. Although I doubted His love and resisted His advances at first, He slowly, sweetly, tenderly won my heart and love. "Then He led me to His great banqueting house, and the banner He put over me was love" -Song of Solomon 2:4. “Oh taste and see that the Lord is good” He tenderly whispered -Psalm 34:8. And as He looked deep into my heart, I knew that nothing would separate us... (Romans 8:35-39) for He had won my heart forever!!

Last, but not least, I prayed for a man that would not be afraid of pain or trials.
Then it was that I realized it was He, Jesus, that was carrying my cross and making the ultimate sacrifice of love...for not just anyone, but for me! "If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me" -Matthew 16:24.

Special thanks to Anna who sent this to me! It really spoke to me today...praying that you too will find the True Love in your life - Jesus! :)

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