For me, the fog always reminds me...
I wrote about it a bit the other day --how we've been shrouded in fog lately... how it unfolds in layers and is constantly moving around and shifting, but it is not lifting. It's not completely burning off.
For us, well-- this is not normal. We are a Sunshine-for-290-days-a-year kind of town, and too many days without blue skies can play tricks on your mind and press heavy on your heart if you let it.
It can make you feel alone... hidden... unseen.
But for me... the fog looks like Glory and it helps me to remember that I am never truly alone.
Just as the fog shifts and moves all around me, His glory is right here, right now - but I usually don't get to see it.
So when I am closed in with fog, and there are no blue skies in sight... I cry out with Kim Walker Smith, "Show me Your glory! I long to look on the face of the one that I love. I want to stay in Your presence, it's where I belong!"
Because when we can't see our path and we're not sure where we are going... it's so easy to forget where we belong. It can feel like we're in this thing all alone... that whatever battle we are facing is ours alone to face but let me assure you - whether you see Him or feel Him or not...
Oh my friend, He is there!
He is there, and you belong in His presence!
We can all see His Light filtering through a fog from far off and point to His Glory. We see it cutting through the clouds and reaching down and breaking through and from our clear skies vantage - oh yes, we can see it!
But it's when we are in the thick of it... when we can't see the sun, but we know it's there - that HE is there - just beyond the covering of clouds... this is when we get to choose.
We can choose to give in to the lies and come into agreement that the heavens are closed all around us... or we can come into agreement that the heavens were ripped open 2000 years ago and have never ever again been closed up from us.
We have Access... clouds or no clouds... storm or no storm...
His Glory streams all around us, and this fog? This storm? This Battle - whatever it is... it can help us remember!
So while I am longing for some sunshine and blue skies, I am slowing to Wonder... to take in the fog and the Glory that is all around me! I am asking Him to open the eyes of my heart to see it...
For in opening the eyes of our hearts, we remember.... we remember that He is in us and all around us and His Glory is a gift to help us remember!
Yesterday, I saw it in the fog... yes. But I also saw it in the eyes of a homeless man, cold and needing help. I saw it in my neighbor, in my husband, I even caught glimpse of it in the mirror!
His Glory is all around... where are you finding it?
Can I encourage you to press play and enter in... to step into the cloud, and ask Him to show you His glory that is all around you today? It is time well spent, and I am believing with you that He will show you!
Show Me Your Glory, Jesus Culture