Hold tightly - like a hug
Gather to your heart
Acknowledge an idea
Move towards and grasp
Do any of these phrases form your idea of Embrace?
Often one of our girls will come up and say "Morning hugs" or "Bedtime hugs!" A time to embrace.
Do you embrace your spouse? Do you gather them to your heart and hold them safely there with prayer? Do they matter more to you than any other person in this world?
Have you acknowledged an idea or a plan? I want to embrace the plan God has for my life.
I want to reach out and embrace this life I'm living. I want to move towards the future with determination and joy, I want to reach for the good things, and not be afraid of the painful times.
An embrace requires us to open our hearts, our arms, and often our minds. It opens us up to the possibility of rejection, but we should not fear embracing. God's Word tells us that His perfect love casts out all fear, because fear has to do with punishment. (1 John 4:18) An embrace can be exactly what you need - like when your child says "I need a hug Mommy."
Embrace your family.
Embrace your spouse - remember they are your lover, not just another adult living in the same house!
Embrace God's plans for you.
Embrace your life. Each day is a gift, start viewing it as such!
May you feel God's warm embrace, and may His peace bring you comfort!