I believe that blowing kisses is one of the most adorable and simple (yet under utilized) acts of blessing, romance and love.
Think about it– when was the last time someone blew you a kiss? Was it your beloved spouse as you drove away on a trip? Or your child (or grandchild, niece, nephew, whoever) who did the audible, enthusiastic pucker blown kiss?
I just think the whole thing is kinda sweet.
But regardless of what earthly person is (or isn’t) blowing you sweet kisses… God blows us blessing kisses every single day.
The devotional Jesus Calling reminds us of this truth… Way back on February 2nd, Jesus Calling said this: “A renewed mind is Presence-focused. Train your mind to seek Me in every moment, every situation. Sometimes you can find Me in your surroundings: a lilting birdsong, a loved one’s smile, golden sunlight. At other times you must draw inward to find Me. I am always present in your spirit. Seek My Face, speak to Me, and I will light up your mind.”
Powerful stuff, huh?
God seeks to encourage us and bless us every single day with sweet little “blessing kisses.” But just like the kisses blown to us by our darling friends or family around us, we have to be LOOKING for those kisses. A blown kiss does us no good if we are turned away or have our eyes closed.
So today, I want to share with you some of my random blessings that I have captured over the last year and a half… I have a little black journal that I record my 1000 gifts (inspired by Ann Voskamp) and as of this writing, I am well past 1500… and still going strong. Thanks, Jesus.
Here are some God blessings that I have found in my life… (So far…)
18. Hot popcorn with cold diet Dr. Pepper
61. Being completely surprised
74. Brightly colored fingernails
102. Frozen yogurt with granola and fruit on a Monday
137. Watching fish in a tank
155. Army Camo
216. Tears of joy shed for others
233. Bobble-head moose mascot on the dash of the car
259. The smell of leather
327. Puppy hiccups
357. Eating fresh honeycomb
416. Big belt buckles
427. The day before break/schools out
461. Left-handed ink smears
483. Blooming daffodils
498. Tsk, tsk sound of the pressure cooker
522. Feather quills
542. Quotable YouTube Videos
589. First hammock-worthy day of the year
629. Funny weather reports
673. Exclamation points in the Bible
717. Editing a resume
763. Master keys
809. Not getting worked up about the exploded pen in the dryer
857. Airport emotions
895. Secret side pockets on a pair of pants
931. Drinking a protein shake out of a beer stein
990. Arriving home after a long drive
1025. Playing “Hot Cross Buns” on the recorder in 4th grade
1070. Condensation on a water bottle
1122. Breaking a weight plateau
1159. Being the first people awake in the campground
1206. Force-flex trash bags
1226. A new shower head
1290. Bi-annual ring cleaning day
1331. Randomly guessing Sam’s club total cost and being within $1.31
1376. A successful coaching call
1408. Car washes
1508. Romans 8:28 moment
Do you have a similar list? Today I challenge you to find at least five “kisses” from God… If you are feeling bold, share them in comment section below.
God desires to encourage and bless us daily– in both the great times and challenging times. But we have to be looking for Him in everything we do… Get started and catch the kisses He is blowing your way!
Catching His Kisses,
“His words are kisses, his kisses words. Everything about him delights me, thrills me through and through!” ~Song of Solomon 5:16 MSG