The Love of God by Bridget A. Thomas

Can you believe it is already February? It seems like we just rang in the New Year, then we blinked, and here we are already one full month into 2022. (Okay so maybe January did feel a little long?!)

Anyway, February is often associated with love, since Valentine’s Day falls in the middle of the month. You might see many people decorate their home, business, or office with red and pink hearts. And of course the stores are filled with chocolates and flowers.

But Valentine’s Day isn’t embraced by everyone. Some people despise this holiday, whether or not they have a partner to share it with. And unfortunately, I do believe many people in general pile unrealistic expectations around this day.

Well, I am here to challenge each of us, including myself, to approach this “love month” differently. What if, instead of expecting our significant other to shower us with goodies, we look around at the love our Heavenly Father pours out in our lives? What if instead of expecting candy and roses, we open our eyes to God’s goodness?

I am convinced that God blesses us so much every single day, yet we don’t always see it. We simply aren’t looking around for His goodness and so it often goes unnoticed. Will you join me on this scavenger hunt and look for little ways that God expresses His love to you, each and every day?

Did God wake you up this morning? Did God get you to work safely? Did God help you complete a project you have been working on? Did God paint a beautiful sunrise? Did God give you eyes to see and ears to hear? Did you feel God’s peace when you prayed? Did God send a friend your way with a kind word? Did a stranger pay for your coffee? Did God remind you of an errand you needed to run? Did you stumble across a Bible verse that spoke to you today?

There are tons of blessings throughout our day that display the love of our Lord. Some are big, and some are small. But they are there. We just have to open our eyes and look around!

The LORD is good to everyone. He showers compassion on all his creation. – Psalm 145:9

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© 2022 Bridget A. Thomas

About Bridget A. Thomas

Bridget A. Thomas is the author of numerous books which hit the top of the charts and continue to help many people find true contentment in life. In her spare time, Bridget enjoys reading non-fiction, fiction, and classic literature. She also enjoys crocheting and watching baseball. Bridget and her husband live in Florida, but often travel to the Smoky Mountains in search of black bears and other wildlife. To learn more about Bridget, visit her at
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4 Responses to The Love of God by Bridget A. Thomas

  1. Summer says:

    It’s worse when your birthday is on Valentine’s Day… 🙂
    I agree – I’ve tried to be more positive about the horrible holiday with expectations. Sometimes it’s tough. Looking for the ways God has blessed me is a great way to pump up those positive thoughts and also, simply but very much necessary… be reminded of what a good and gracious God we serve.

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    • Good point! I do feel bad for those whose birthdays fall on holidays – particularly Valentines and Christmas. It’s kind of cool, but it also means you get your birthday gifts mushed together with holiday stuff. 😬 I am sorry. But you make a great point about looking at the ways God has blessed you. I heard someone say recently that every day is Thanksgiving. And it’s so true when we walk closely to the Lord!

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      • Summer says:

        It really is mushed together sometimes! Haha.
        1 Thessalonians 5:18 says to be thankful in ALL circumstances.
        No matter the day to day trials we have, there are so many things to be thankful for, like you pointed out. I just forget about those things when I’m feeling down. I need to remember!!

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      • We all have those moments, so don’t be so hard on yourself, give yourself grace, Jesus understands ♥️

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