Holiness – Like a Hug

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Every time my son hugs me I am filled with an awe unexplainable. His gestures of love is totally breathtaking and immensely valuable. Any parent would agree how wonderful it’s when their children express love toward them. 

Before hitting the bed, sometime I reflect through the day; I get reminded of his love. And, then I wonder why didn’t I endure certain situations? Why was I in a hurry to make decisions that were so wrong? Why was I not wanting to understand that my child was in God’s plan for me? Why did I run away from all those divine disciplines?  Weren’t they all going to be worth it any which ways? 

Today, I am grateful that I have a better understanding when odds come my way. Something within me screams to control every cell in my body to ENDURE. Why? 

“For they disciplined us for a short time based on what seemed good to them, but He does it for our benefit, so that we can share His holiness. No discipline seems enjoyable at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it yields the fruit of peace and righteousness to those who have been trained by it.” Hebrews 12:10-11 

Recently, God opened a new opportunity in my life. The massive suspense and wait it caused was irritating and frustrating. Certain aspects didn’t go well and somehow what I foresaw and longed for isn’t what was offered. But, everything I despised at one point of time, God is giving an opportunity to find Him through it. Just like the hug of my son now, there is huge blessing that awaits this opportunity and I need to take a step into it, than run away from it. Is it what I want?  Never. But, God’s Blessings are often wrapped in unattractive packages.

My husband, my son, my present and my countless blessings from God; opened up initially from something that I never wanted to be part of my choice. But today I know that however hard things look to be, it’s worth pursuing His Holiness, righteousness and peace. They all are like the dew drops, like the smoothness of silk, like the shine of a diamond, like the soar of an eagle and like an high-flier for His glory. 

“Endure suffering as discipline: God is dealing with you as sons. For what son is there that a father does not discipline?” Hebrews 12:7 

Let this verse also remind us that there is no father filled with love for his child, who will only discipline but never gift them or honor them. The more we run away from His willful discipline, we tend to throw ourselves into the hands of undesired (by God) circumstances. 

6 thoughts on “Holiness – Like a Hug

  1. I am so thankful for God’s love for us. That He gives us blessings and guides us in the right directions. The way we parent our own kids is such a beautiful picture of that. In fact, that’s what the sermon was about yesterday at church.

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  2. Yes, understanding that our hardships are not coming from an angry or unloving God is so important. It’s also important that we recognize sometimes our difficulties have nothing to do with us but are a much larger situation that we don’t have understanding of. But through it all we have a loving Father!

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  3. Learning to be flexible and flow wherever the Holy Spirit is definitely a difficult spiritual discipline to master. His plans always end up better than mine, however.

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  4. Oh the joy of learning life lessons…they aren’t always pleasant at the time, but what it gives us helps provides love, compassion and empathy for those who don’t think no one will understand. God is always in the details loving and teaching us His plan.

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