Words For Courageous Living


This happened a number of years ago. It was then I wrote: It was actually just a few hours ago when enroute back home to King City, California, from Salinas, that all of a sudden my wife, Nancy, exclaimed, "LOOK AT THAT CLOUD".

I slowed down and looked up through the windshield and -wow - I could not believe my eyes. Nancy said, "Neal, I have never seen a cloud like that and so close in all my life. It is awesome." It was indeed. Words can not describe this lonely cloud that was over our car. (Now, mind you, we were not on or near a mountain. We were driving in flat country. All of a sudden here is that cloud (was it lost?) so close and so pretty.

We started a conversation regarding clouds in the Bible. Among the incidents that came to my mind even as I write these words is:

"Behold, He comes with clouds." (Rev. 1:7)

In the Bible clouds are always connected with God. Job writes, "Can anyone understand the spreading of the clouds?"

Now, speaking of clouds - what about the cloud of sorrow, or the cloud of pain or the cloud of disappointments, etc. Does this contradict the earlier statement, "God is connected with clouds"? No, not at all. What it does say is that, "the clouds are but the dust of our Father's feet." A sign that HE IS THERE in the midst of your cloudy experience.

Suffering, trials, you name it come with God. His purpose is for us to learn and experience and develop a relationship with Him. Believe with all your heart and soul that Jesus is IN/with you through that cloudy experience.

My prayer for you

Lord, I ask, in the name of Jesus that this reader realize that you do come IN the clouds. When a cloud does come may it be viewed as did my wife and I when we saw the cloud that afternoon. "Wow" I ask that you manifest yourself.


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