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God’s Hugs

 If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him.
Matthew 7:11

We all like to receive beautifully wrapped gifts don’t we? I enjoy buying gifts for those I love and appreciate. I really like to get hugs. There’s nothing like a hug from a little child. Hugs make us feel loved and appreciated.

God’s storeroom in heaven is loaded with hugs for us. My friend, Gaye, taught me to call the many blessings God has for us hugs. These hugs (blessings) are the things God gives us and does for us which make our lives more pleasant. Just think of the good gifts God has for us.

This morning a friend called to tell me that a situation which she and I had been praying about had been solved. That’s a hug from God. Answered prayers are a great blessing from God.

Just look at the blessings God has given us in nature-- beautiful sunrises and sunsets, snow-capped mountains, friends, blooming flowers, and on and on we could go. Our problem is that we don’t often stop long enough for God to give us a hug.

Do you ever take time to stop during your hectic day and think about the blessings you receive daily from God? When you do this, you will feel calmness and a peace come over you. God doesn’t want us to live frustrated lives. Seeking His blessings and thanking Him makes us move from our desires to His desires for us.

Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him
(Psalm 34:8).

Every good gift and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows (James 1:17).  

Georgia Andrus

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