As I was walking out the door of our house, my ever disciplined and self-controlled husband said to me, “Don’t take the checkbook!” I was okay at first. I kept reminding myself of our upcoming vacation my in-laws are taking us on and that spending $30.00 here would be $30.00 less to spend at Disney World. But the more I looked, the more the shopping fiend in me said, “it’s only….., it’s only…..” However, through it all I stuck with the plan. I held my ground and didn’t spend anything. And when the ticket numbers were called for the two doorprizes (necklaces, both) my numbers were called!! Of course, I only kept one of the necklaces. And I felt so guilty about not buying anything that I booked a Lei Sophia party for July. But I have to say, as I slipped that necklace around my neck, I felt like I was getting a little hug from God. It was as if God was saying, “I know you, my little girl, and I’ve got you covered.” Silly…yes. And, if my seminary professors read this they would absolutely cringe at my consumeristic, entitled, Westernized theology. But in that moment, I felt God speaking. And the message I heard was, “I love you.”
So tell me, has God given you any little hugs lately?
Blessings and Peace,