Saturday, June 26, 2021

Hugs

Everyday God wants to hug us, more important He wants us to know it's Him hugging us.  Below is a few ways He does that.

1. Through nature.
2. Through friends, family, Godly mentors. 
3. Events around us. 
4. Events of our lives. 
5. Through the Word.  

Our recent women's Bible Study through Hebrews was a huge hug as we were reminded who God is, who man is and what sin is and Jesus part in everything.   We felt it in every verse that told us about the New Covenant being better then the old one.  Hebrews 1:3 Jesus work is finished, completed, done, He made purification for sins.  Jesus's single sacrifice is final. There's no need for more, Hebrews 10:17.   And, this is the key to Hebrews and our walk of faith, why would you even want to go back and put yourself back underneath the old covenant, its not the best.   

For me, the longer I walk with Him, the more I trust Him, the more it's all Him and none of me, I feel like I am living in a ongoing hug from God Himself.  I think it blesses His heart when we are obedient to trust Him through deep trials and His hugs get tighter.  Ephesians 1:3.  

I am sure you have experienced this. You meet up with family or friends and you go beyond just saying hello, its so good to see you, you grab them and give them a big hug.  They hug back and you hug a little tighter and a little longer back.  It feel so good,  doesn't it?  You think, wow they really care for me, I can tell by that hug.  That my friend is what Hebrews is about, a longer, tighter hug from God Himself, reminding us, Jesus paid it all, I can rest in that no matter what is going on around me.  I can trust that shed blood of Jesus to give me freedom to enter into the Holy of Holy in heaven with my prayers and God the Father will hear them. 

Need a hug today, get in the Word. Sprinkled all over the pages are countless times He reminds us how much He loves us.  





14 comments:

  1. Betty, I'm praising God with you for the huge variety of ways He shows His never-ending love to us. We come thirsty, don't we ...

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    1. Yes, for sure we come thirsty. He never disappoints, always fills us.

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  2. Betty, you are my soul-mate when it comes to this subject. Yes, yes, yes, how Abba hugs me. Daily. When I settle in at night, I picture myself in His Sheltering Arms, snuggled in, being HUGGED...How blessed we are.

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    1. When I saw the picture I used for my Hug post, I knew that is how I feel toward God. It softens me inside, pours grace in my heart and all the bitterness, hurt is gone. Oh to sit with Him someday, face to face, hopefully hugging Him physically in some sense, I so look forward to that. I am ever grateful to the Holy Spirit that gives us that hugged feeling.

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  3. (((hugs))) to you this morning! Yes, those hugs from friends and loved ones mean so much, and we really missed them this past year when we had to stay so far apart. That was very difficult for us southern people who love to hug everyone. I am so glad that Jesus was always here to hug me whenever I needed Him most. He is always right beside us, comforting and caring and hugging us with His love. This was lovely. Have a blessed Sunday!

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    1. Hugs back to you Pam. You are so right, being a southern girl too not hugging is not normal for us.

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  4. Hugs from God . . . What could be better?
    Blessings, Betty!

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  5. Beautiful. Based on what you've said, I've got several hugs from the Lord already today and it's only 1:30pm!

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    1. Thats wonderful Barbara that you knew He was hugging you through what ever means. We are blessed

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  6. Hugs are in shorter supply for me these days, now that Beloved has been called to Heaven. This was a good post.

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  7. Thanks Barbara for the encouragement. My daughter is the best hugger in our family. she hugs like it will hurt her if she lets you go. Blessings

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