"Behold, He is coming with clouds..."Revelation 1:7
In the Bible clouds are always associated with God. Clouds are the sorrows, suffering, or providential circumstances, within or without our personal lives, which actually seem to contradict the sovereignty of God. Yet it is through these very clouds that the Spirit of God is teaching us how to walk by faith. If there were never any clouds in our lives, we would have no faith.
"The clouds are the dust of His feet"(Nahum 1:3). They are a sign that God is there. What a revelation it is to know that sorrow, bereavement, and suffering are actually the clouds that come along with God! God cannot come near us without clouds- He does not come in clear-shining brightness.
It is not true to say that God wants to teach us something in our trials. Through every cloud He brings our way, He wants us to unlearn something. His purpose in using the cloud is to simplify our beliefs until our relationship with Him is exactly like that of a child- a relationship simply between God and our own souls, and where other people are but shadows. Until other people become shadows to us, clouds and darkness will be ours every once in a while. Is our relationship with God becoming more simple that it has ever been?
There is a connection between the strange providential circumstances allowed by God and what we know of Him, and we have to learn to interpret the mysteries of life in the light of our knowledge of God. Until we can come fact to face with the deepest, darkest fact of life without damaging our view of God's character, we do not yet know Him.
There is a connection between the strange providential circumstances allowed by God and what we know of Him, and we have to learn to interpret the mysteries of life in the light of our knowledge of God. Until we can come face to face with the deepest, darkest fact of life without damaging our view of God's character, we do not yet know Him.
"...they were fearful as they entered the cloud"(Luke 9:34). Is there anyone except Jesus in your cloud? If so, it will only get darker until you get to the place where there is "no one anymore, but only Jesus..." (Mark 9:8; also see verses 2-7) By: Oswald Chamber
Prayer: Heavenly Jesus, please help me to have you fully and clearly in my heart today. Give me the strength to persevere through my trials and temptations knowing that you are always at my side. Please forgive me for all my sins. Thank you for dying on the cross for me. Help me to remember to share you with every person that I meet and talk with today. Truly, you are my Savior Jesus. All glory and praise to you. In Jesus' Name.
I hope and pray that you have a fabulous day! Always put Jesus first in everything.
God bless you always.