Living in the F.O.G.
I went out on my deck this morning to let the dog out and I discovered that my normal view was… well… impaired! There was a dense, thick, fog that was covering the entire area and my view was restricted to MY OWN BACK YARD. *WINK WINK*
This brought to mind something my dad says…
He says, “When you can’t see your way, just know that you are in the F.O.G.” The FAVOR Of GOD.
I love this IDEA…
That, when you can’t see your way clearly, it’s because GOD has you in his FAVOR, in his PRESENCE, for HIS PURPOSE. He is leading you and guiding you where he wants you to GO.
YOU are in the FOG.
For some of us who like to control it all, *raises hand* foggy seasons can be some of the most trying times in our lives. These are the times when God gives us the VISION but, not the plan! He gives us the in sight, but not the sight to see the path clearly. He says, “LET ME LEAD” and we just have to follow him. This is also the time when he is providing for us, protecting us, perfecting us. We have to remember that he has it all under control!
HE is IN THE FOG.
I am reminded of the Exodus story in the bible where God led his people as a cloud by day and a pillar of fire by night. The bible says that God was in the CLOUD. (Exodus 13:21) But, not only that… It goes on to say he WAS the CLOUD. His presence RESTED on the CAMP and guided them. The Cloud protected them, covered them, and even assisted in confusing their enemy’s.
Exodus 14:19 The angel of God, who had been going before the camp of Israel, moved and went behind them; and the pillar of cloud moved from before them and stood behind them. 20So it came between the camp of Egypt and the camp of Israel; and there was the cloud along with the darkness, yet it gave light at night. Thus the one did not come near the other all night…
… 24At the morning watch, the LORD looked down on the army of the Egyptians through the pillar of fire and cloud and brought the army of the Egyptians into confusion. 25He caused their chariot wheels to swerve, and He made them drive with difficulty; so the Egyptians said, “Let us flee from Israel, for the LORD is fighting for them against the Egyptians.”
FOG is a low level CLOUD. In-fact… If you have ever been HIGH ENOUGH you know that being in the CLOUD’s is exactly like being in the FOG. There is literally NO DIFFERENCE. God is residing in the FOG and he is KEEPING YOU, COVERING YOU, and CONFUSING your ENEMY’s.
He is WITH you in the FOG!!!
Let me encourage you TODAY!
Embrace the FOG… You can’t see it yet… But a NEW DAY is dawning… The SON is on his way UP!
You are RIGHT THERE… Don’t give up… Don’t give in…
Stay on THE CHASE!