Melinda Clements


          My commute to work this morning occurred in quite dense fog.  I’m sure the visibility was limited to some 2oo yards or so in some places.  Since I was ahead of schedule I took the time to pull over and spend a minute or two visiting with my Lord.  I don’t know why but His insight and the way He presents his message to me is almost always mind-boggling.  God is, indeed, very good.

          As I sat in my truck and watched the fog roll in and out, thicken and lighten up, I know that is the way God is in our lives.  He subtly moves in, engulfs us like a heavy fog, and limits our perception so we see only Him. He’s quiet and gentle waiting for us to stop long enough to feel His presence.

          I know I stay on the go, very busy, burning the candle at both ends and sometimes taking very little time out of my day to spend time with the Lord of my life.  In actuality, sometimes He gets only brief minutes at bedtime when I run through my list of those I want Him to bless and watch over. 

          Sad, isn’t it; that we spend such busy days working, tending to family, doing all the things we think we must do and He just waits quietly for us to look His way, call out, or spend a minute.

          Scripture says in Matthew 16:26 “What good will it be for a man if he gains the whole world, yet forfeits his soul?”

          As the fog subtly moved in and around me this morning I felt God holding me, assuring me that He loved me and was there for me whether I admitted it or not, whether I needed Him or not, whether I had time or not.

          That is an awesome kind of love.  A love that makes no demands, a love that accepts unconditionally, a love that forgives, a love that waits patiently for us to open our eyes and reach out for Him and what He has to offer.  We don’t deserve that, you know and we will never deserve that. 

          When I started my truck to pull back on the road, there above me, above the dense heavy fog were the stars and the approaching dawn.  Although I couldn’t see very far in front of me I only had to look up and He was there. 

          He is always there, not out of reach, always within my heart.  Philippians 3:16 says, “…let us live up to what we have already attained.”  He has already worked a miracle in our lives by saving us.  Wonder why it is so hard for us to act on that?

          Slow down, pause, take a deep breath and feel His working in your heart.  Scripture also says in Psalm 46:10 “Be still and know that I am God.” 

          Let Him engulf you, let Him surround you, and let Him hold you.  Close your eyes, breath deeply, and feel His presence.  He has the time why don’t you?



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