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Friday, June 29, 2007

God hugged me

~ I was feeling pretty awful the other day, and praying to God that I needed to be comforted. I got out of my car, and two neighborhood children ran up to me and hugged me tightly. I felt like I was being hugged by God himself.

~It's so awesome to see how children respond to the nudging of God with no hesitation.~

Many people have said that we can learn a lot from children, and I whole heartedly agree. In this situation, they had no reason to hug me, they just had a sudden urge to randomly run up and hug me. I didn't need to tell them that I was sad, and they didn't even need to see me crying, they just responded to a sudden desire to run and hug.

As I grow older, I don't often run and hug people for no reason, but if I think about it, I've wanted to at times. Maybe that desire to be affectionate within me, is coming from God, to comfort a person who is hurting inside, that I may never know what is going on.

To go along with Kat's daily challenges, I am going to add one of my own today for my blog readers: pray that God would use you to comfort someone's unknown need today, and when He urges you, randomly hug them. They may feel as though they were hugged by God.

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5 Comments:

Blogger urban mama said...

Such a great reminder. Thank you for this. I am going to try to do this today. I hope you are feeling better.

10:30 AM

 
Anonymous Kristin said...

I love when my kids have that proding. It is so sweet to see the Holy Spirit at work in them. I too want and need to be more open to His proddings. I try to be, but when life gets busy... I don't think life would be so busy if I did take the time, all the time, to listen to Him prodding me.
Kristin

10:48 AM

 
Blogger kddub said...

Jessie~ I think your sweet children have probably naturally uplifted your sisters spirits as well...

Kristin~ I am so happy that you are commenting! I think its awesome! It's like we can have a conversation.
I know busyness gets in the way with me too. Im going to pray that God would make me very aware to the Holy Spirits proddings.

2:00 PM

 
Blogger Larissa said...

i love your thoughts!! i think a lot of the time we let our fears get in the way of doing stuff like that- fear of rejection, or fear they'll think we're crazy. when in all actuality, i have never thought someone was crazy for giving me a hug, rather the complete opposite. i love your challenge and am going to try and be more aware of this, to love other people the way children do. thanks for your post.

8:47 PM

 
Blogger kddub said...

Larissa~ I think you are right. Our own self and insecurities get in the way of God working through us.

9:48 AM

 

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