SusanMarie/ November 24, 2014/ cares, carries, embrace, fond, god, hugs, Lord, love, walks with us

I have two cats, one is very affectionate and would let me do just about anything I wanted, he just loves and trusts me that much! The other one, well, she desires to be close, to have attention, but she shrugs at being held. In fact she often resists, and meows as if she is being tortured. She must not like being flipped over on her back or being constrained!? Oh well, sometimes, she earns her keep by allowing me a quick hug and a kiss on her fuzzy little head! Even after I set her down, after all her whining and wriggling, she swings back around to rub against my leg, secretly she likes it, she feels my love, I just know it!

This reminded me of something. I watched in a video the other day, God carries us, and holds us close because He too is just so fond of us. He is concerned, loving and ever vigilant over what may come upon us. We can rest assured that even when we feel the most alone, confused, hurt or dismayed; He is right there, witnessing, encouraging, shadowing our every movement, every moment of the ordeal! He is also there for every accomplishment, every victory and happy event, smiling from ear to ear like a proud parent!

Many of us will get to spend time with friends and family over these next few weeks. Many people will also not be able to be with the ones they love, for various reasons, illness, death or locational displacement, especially our Service men & women. Lets hold them up in prayer during this Holiday season.

We know that God works through people. We know that we all need and enjoy a good hug once in a while. Would you consider giving every person you come across during this Holiday a warm and gracious hug. Allow the love of the Lord to flow through you unto them! Instead of the usual handshake, or quick kiss on the cheek, give them a warm and meaningful embrace! It really does Make such a difference!

Life would be very bland if we didn’t have the contrast of what doesn’t feel good to appreciate what DOES feel good. So, the best way to deal with things that may arise that don’t fit into the “feel good” category, is to acknowledge them and then turn your attention to the contrasting opposite. It works every time, I promise! Its based on the mindset of, “if you know you’re heading the wrong way, don’t keep traveling down that wrong turn”,  start from where you are and head toward where you want to be!

I pray that when you’re dreaming or driving or just sitting with yourself, in a quiet moment, that you will be able to feel Gods embrace, so tangibly distinguishable. Where every fear is squashed, every worry vanishes, comfort overtakes you physically and you feel so alive, so valuable, so loved! Because you are!

“Praise the Lord; praise God our savior! For each day he carries us in his arms.” Psalm 68:19

Deut 33:27
The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms.

Isaiah 40:11
“11 He tends his flock like a shepherd:
He gathers the lambs in his arms
and carries them close to his heart;
he gently leads those that have young.”  

Listen to this great song and video: “Walk with me”, by Jesus Culture!

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