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903rd -- Lessons In Hugging


We should always be quick to let those who mean so much to us know how we
feel about them. We should never assume that those closest to us already
know that we love them, but we should make it known with our words and our
acts. Doing simple things like giving a compliment, asking for a hug and
simply telling those whom we care about that we love them can do so much 
to lift up their spirits. Many times we forget to do these simple acts of
love not because we want to, but because life moves at such a hectic pace.
We have so many things to do with so little time to do them and because of
this, our priorities become scrambled. What we must realize is that our 
relationships are the most important thing because without them life would
be meaningless. (Romans 14:19) (1 John 4:11) (Galatians 6:10)

Our jobs, our homes, our cars don't mean anything if we don't have those 
special relationships in our life. It is for this reason that we should 
make it a priority again to share our feelings with those who mean the 
world to us. Let your love be made known and don't simply assume that 
they already know that you love them. Show that you love them. Make an 
extra effort to do something that you haven't recently done. By doing so,
you will be rekindling those relationships where they can continue to grow
and be a blessing to you for many years to come. (1 John 3:18) (1 Peter 3:8-9)

I hope this message encourages and challenges your heart to be quick to 
share a kind word or give a simple hug with those who mean the world to 
you. You will be blessing the recipient much more than you'll ever know.


Life's biggest lessons aren't learned all at once. They are taught and 
learned time and time again over years and years. I realized this today 
when I was with my youngest son in the store. We were walking back and 
forth looking for something both good tasting and good for you when he 
suddenly reached over, wrapped his arms around me, and gave me a hug. This
made me smile with both laughter and joy. I realized then that even though
I hadn't been able to teach my son everything over the years, I had at 
least been able to teach him how to hug.

I am so delighted too that all of my children have learned this lesson so
well over the years. My daughter's hugs brighten my days and uplift my 
soul. I have been blessed a million times over by the love and joy she so
freely shares with me. My two sons' hugs always bring happiness to my 
heart as well. It makes me feel good to know that they have learned two of
the most important things in life: how to choose love and how to spread joy.

Remember then that every loving act you do, smile you share and hug you 
give teaches all those around you as well. The lessons they share are 
priceless. Little by little, time after time, and year by year they teach
the minds, hearts, and souls of all you touch. They spread God's love and
life’s joy everywhere. They show all who are watching how to love, how to
give, and how to live.

I hope that someone was watching when my son gave out his own lesson in 
hugging. A single hug can warm a hundred hearts. Hugs like love, joy, 
laughter, and smiles travel from heart to heart and from soul to soul 
until they circle the world. They make us more like the angels and Earth 
more like Heaven. They help us to give lessons in God's love and wisdom 
each time we simply open our arms and wrap them around another.

By Joseph J. Mazzella

Read and meditate on these scriptures:

Galatians 6:9-10 “And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season
we shall reap, if we faint not. As we have therefore opportunity, let us do
good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.”

Romans 12:10-16 “Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love;
in honour preferring one another; Not slothful in business; fervent in 
spirit; serving the Lord; Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; 
continuing instant in prayer; Distributing to the necessity of saints; 
given to hospitality. Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not.
Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep. Be of the
same mind one toward another...”

1 Thessalonians 5:11-14 “Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify
one another, even as also ye do. And we beseech you, brethren, to know 
them which labour among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish 
you; And to esteem them very highly in love for their work’s sake. And be
at peace among yourselves. Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are
unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all men.”

All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.

Today’s Selected Poem: THE POWER OF ONE
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/inpoem125.htm

Today’s Selected Testimony: THE PINK BIRDS
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/testimony155.htm

In Christ’s Service,

Dwayne Savaya
God’s Work Ministry


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