The Tangible Love Of God

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We love good gifts from our Heavenly father that we can see, touch, feel and smell. We love our favorite gift card, perfume, piece of clothing, something to add to our hobbies, add to our homes or a home, anything that adds life to ourselves and our family and friends.

For men, I know a new motorcycle, fishing pole, boat, tool, car, truck and other things that add to your life is always welcomed. You value your relationships as well. Family is important and friends. A new BBQ is always welcome here in Southern California.

I wasn’t intending to separate the genders except I realized the picture of beauty I chose did not reflect men. We ALL love good gifts from our Father in Heaven. Today I am hoping to dispel thoughts of “God is against us having physical stuff”. I know he is more than happy to grant our requests.

Tangible means perceptible by touch.The synonyms are  palpable, tactile, material, physical, real, substantial, corporeal, solid, concrete; visible, noticeable.It also means clear and real. More synonyms are as follows:

real, actual, solid, concrete, substantial, hard, well defined, definite, well documented, clear, clear-cut, distinct, manifest, evident, obvious, striking, indisputable, undoubted, unmistakable, positive, perceptible, verifiable, appreciable, measurable, discernible, intelligible.

We still live in a very real physical world. We are created in HIS image and have need of not only physical needs to live; they also bring us life. Many times God will show me things in the supernatural or in my own spirit before I can put words to them If I am in the questioning mode of “how does that work?” He will show me and the the words come to bring understanding.

My latest question has been “How does He see riches and wealth?” It is very much in His nature to provide those for us. He is a giver and we are the receivers. He does instruct us that they have responsibility for them. As I was pondering, the understanding became more clear how it affects our person to be given or have worked for physical objects. It does add life to our soul. The difference we sometimes do not catch is that it is temporary.

Mat 7:11 ESV – 11 If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him!

He loves to give us not only “stuff” he loves to give us anything else we hold as a desire in our heart. He loves to surprise us and give us the desires of our heart. If we want to enjoy the true joy of God’s heart to give us these gifts we must let him do it. We tie his hands when we try and do it ourselves.

He is not opposed either if we work for those desires. Ask Him today. Sometimes he would like to surprise you!! Often when we pray He will ask us what we want and how we want it. He knows our very nature and desires.

Psa 20:4 ESV – 4 May he grant you your heart’s desire and fulfill all your plans!

Psa 21:2 ESV – 2 You have given him his heart’s desire and have not withheld the request of his lips. Selah

He has created people with creative gifts of all kinds to bring forth the physical realm’s gifts. Since we are made in His image we have the ability to create. There is an architect for houses, people who design rings, appliance designers, car designers, graphic designers, everything that physically comes into our life to make it better. The list is endless. I can’t imagine typing on a typewriter because my typing skills are less than perfect. Computers make my life so much easier.

I personally have experienced His goodness in many ways. I have desires that he will still fulfill. I know that I know. The tangible is very needed often to help water our soul and brings us much needed encouragement. Although He loves to just give it to us because He wants us to have the desires of our hearts fulfilled.

The etymology of tangible is late 16th century French meaning to touch. God wants us to be able to be touched by Him. He wants us to know we are loved.

Psa 136:21-22, 25 ESV – 21 and gave their land as a heritage, for his steadfast love endures forever; 22 a heritage to Israel his servant, for his steadfast love endures forever. … 25 he who gives food to all flesh, for his steadfast love endures forever.
Pro 8:21 ESV – 21 granting an inheritance to those who love me, and filling their treasuries.

Above are a few more scriptures that speak about God giving us good things. There are many stories in the word of God that are for now. God’s word is always relevant for us today. I always exchange the word Love for care. God cares to give us the desires of our heart. He is madly in Love with you!!

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