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Greetings From God For Valentine's Day

Updated on January 9, 2015

Reminders Of God's Love

An overcast sky last week inspired this curious image. I love watching clouds and when this image of a heart appeared I had to make sure I had a way to save it. Saving the message that came to me was important. It meant to me that God's love is always present in my life though sometimes when I am in trials I wonder. Thankfully I was having one of those really good days and I am certain that is why it looked like a heart and love to me.

My camera couldn't capture this image well enough so I sketched it out as soon as I got home. I thought I would share it as a sentiment for people who are single on Valentine's Day or are struggling with life's challenges. God does love each and everyone of us and this is a wonderful reminder.

Whether or not you are a believer in a set religion or just a spiritually minded person, one thing we can agree on is that God does love us!

Image: M Burgess "Valentine From God"

These images are my personal designs, please do not copy!

Thanks for your understanding!

Coincidences Are God's Way Of Remaining Anonymous...

--Doris Lessing

A Valentine From God - The Sketch

A Valentine From God - The Sketch
A Valentine From God - The Sketch

Valentine's Day Greeting From God

I was really touched by this image and thought it would be a wonderful message of comfort to someone who needs an uplifting message. It inspired the following artwork.

We all need to know that there is a beautiful side to this world. When we are struggling it is really tough to remember that things aren't always bad. The beauty in nature is where I get reminders that God is there for me. The times I see something that makes me smile or that warm my heart tells me God's love surrounds me. I just have to look for it. When I take time out to do so, I am blessed with incredible peace in my life even when what I am dealing with is maddening!

There are ways to bring about that kind of peace in our lives. The act of meditation -- sitting calm for a few minutes and just breathing, and enjoying the world for it's treasures can open this up for us. Inspirational readings and gentle reminders can help us stay on track and keep focused on what is really important in our lives. Our well being should come before anything. When we are centered whatever the universe throws at us can be processed in a healthy way.

Life Has Trials

Shore Yourself Up With Prayer

When we are facing unknown circumstances such as these, life can become very uncomfortable. Shore yourself up against these trials with prayer and calm thoughts. Gratitude prayers are the easiest ones to offer. Be grateful for everything you do have and the challenges lighten their burden.

In my life and in the lives of those around me I hear and have experienced some major challenges. I have friends and family that are enduring cancer treatments and chemotherapy. I endured a frightening experience in my life when I faced a hysterectomy a few years ago.

Where do we find the courage to face crisis? We put all we are in the hands of a God that we know loves us and press on. We do the right thing and trust that no matter what happens it is happening for a reason. We may have a lesson to learn ourselves OR we may be there to help another person face their fears, too.

My experience showed me how fragile life can be. I look in the eyes of the survivors and know that life is worth fighting for. We never quit trying! We have all met a God we can understand and know that this Kind companion will be there when no one else can!

I find a great comfort in inspirational books, images, and music. I try my best to stay in that mode, but I am not always successful at it. It is a process and a habit that must be developed over time. Regular practice of relating our troubles to a Heavenly Friend can ease the weight on our hearts and minds. These activities are prayer and meditation. Praying doesn't always have to be the standard kneel and pour out your soul kind of praying. A simple conversation through the day and an outlook of gratitude can make a big difference in how we perceive our world.

These are some of my favorite things when I am struggling.

Sunrise Poster

Beautiful sunrises and sunsets have always fascinated me. I look forward to seeing the lights change and the colors in the clouds pour through when I am able to be out doors for these daily events. Looking up in a cloudy sky to me is a refreshing time out. The clouds float by and the air is always charged with good energy. It seems like when the skies are the most radiant are when I am in need of a spiritual break.

Desiderata

The first time I read the Desiderata, it was on a friend's wall as a tapestry. I had never seen this writing. It has been a favorite reading ever since.

The Prayer Of St. Francis Of Assisi

Though I was not raised knowing the Prayer of St. Francis of Assissi, I have come to love the simple directions this prayer shows me. The St. Francis prayer is one of the most soothing meditations I know. It is a simple guide to being a good soul and bringing kindness to those around us. When we can proceed with positive thoughts and actions our lives touch those we encounter. By sharing love and kindness we do receive it in kind.

Find a quiet spot and repeat these sentences slowly, one piece at a time.

We all need a little reminder that we are not alone even though we may feel like it sometimes. This image was a blessing in my day and will continue to be one throughout the years as I try to keep in mind on a daily basis that God's love is there for me and He does want me to know that. One of my mantras is God is good, God is Love, Let Go and Let God. It has helped me through the toughest challenges and changes in my life and I hope it can help you!

I have friends that ask me if anyone has told me they love me today and when I answer, "No" they respond with, "Well, I love you!". It is a great way to bring a smile to someones day!

If no one told you I love you today, I do!

Thanks for vising! Have a blessed day!

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      Delia 2 years ago

      What a beautiful heartfelt story! God Loves us unconditionally. His ever-loving kindness sustains me...

      What a beautiful cloud image you've drawn, clouds move so fast and by the time you get a camera it has formed into something else...I love cloud watching as well..

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      Maria Burgess 4 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

      @Ruthi: Thank you Ms. Ruthi! I love you, too, Lady! I appreciate your kind comments!

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      Maria Burgess 4 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

      @HeatherM2: Thank you Heather! I appreciate you taking time out to comment!

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      Ruthi 4 years ago

      Your sketch of A Valentine From God is the next best thing to seeing that blessed cloud cluster myself, RiaB. You are quite a talented artist. And I agree, life is full of struggles and we all need to hear an "I love you" so... I love you!

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      HeatherM2 4 years ago

      What a beautiful lens, thank you for sharing. :)