Dancing in the Light

I John 1:7 "If we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ, His Son, cleanses us from all sin."

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I am a christian wife, mother and grandmother. I am a licensed Social worker and a licensed Christian counselor. I am most proud of the relationships I have with God, my family and friends all over the world. I have been blessed beyond my dreams.

Saturday, February 10, 2007

In a Fog

Have you ever felt like you were in a spiritual fog? Your vision was a little cloudy and the visibility was very limited? Ever felt a little anxiety because the road ahead was not as clear as it once was? I have. There have been times in my life when I am so unsure about the path ahead. Although I still know my destination, I am not quite sure how the Lord plans to get me there. During those times, I feel myself questioning everything around me, for the old familiar landmarks, those securities, are hidden from my sight. I feel my confidence leave me and anxiety take its place. I force myself to slow way down and make sure my lights are on and pay closer attention and . . .pray.
Sometimes, I think God allows, or perhaps even sends a little bit of fog our way. He knows what is best for us. I, unlike some, believe that questioning is a good thing. I believe questions are truly the birthplace of convictions. They are how I make my faith my own. They are how I know what I believe. Sometimes, I am in such a hurry in my life, accepting the road simply as it is, going round the turns without really paying attention, and feeling so secure and safe, that I become a little cocky. God knows I need a fog to slow me down. I need to pay attention and check my light. I need to be confident of my path and . . .I need to pray.
Usually, it is not too long before the fog lifts, leaving in its place a sense of conviction and gratitude. Thankful for a Father who disciplines, teaches and enlightens. Thankful for the road ahead, those who's paths I might cross and even for a little patchy fog.

Peace
Neva

12 Comments:

Blogger Traci said...

That's exactly true and again, I think I'm in a fog right now where things I thought were familiar and right seem to be different and uncomfortable. I agree wholeheartedly with this one!!

8:55 AM  
Blogger The Preacher's Household: said...

I remember driving from Denver City to Lubbock and getting to Wolfforth thinking, "Did I notice the light in Brownfield? Did I slow down in those little towns?" I get on a spiritual automatic pilot and it takes a caution flag or fog to get me out. Good post.
I hope you all enjoyed your ladie's day.
Kathy

12:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is so amazing how clear the path is once you make it through the fog. Loved, I mean loved this post. It really spoke to me.

Love
Pat

2:38 PM  
Blogger Matt said...

I think we can all say we have been there. When I am in a fog and don't know which way is up, I remember the last time I was and how God got me out of it and just figure he will eventually do that again. That helps a lot. God bless

3:21 PM  
Blogger Brian Nicklaus said...

oh yeah,
there is a scripture I can never find about Hezekiah, where it says God withdrew from him.

can't remember who but someone said, "without doubt, there can be no belief"
actually, I think it was donald McCullough.

I put your thoughts on "When it's Mine" in our bulletin for tomorrow. It goes along well with my sermon.

Thanks and God bless

3:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amen to the post and the comments.
Really good post.

Dean

4:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good insight. Sometimes it seems like the fog lasts forever. Thats where hope fits in

Karli

5:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great post. I don't know how you know how I am feeling --you seem to hit the nail on the head every time.

Love
Jean

6:49 PM  
Anonymous Mark Wilson said...

Mmmm... is THAT what I'm feeling? hehehe.

God bless you Neva!
Mark.

8:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, been there,
Had to take time to let God guide me. Slow down, pray, listen.
Keep up the good work Sister,

Dan

9:38 PM  
Blogger Neva said...

Thank you all for your kind comments.
Traci--always great minds think alike. Love you
Kathy--Ladies Day was good, would have been better if you'd been there, too.
Pat and Matt--thanks for stopping by, glad to see you
Brian, glad the article worked out for you, am enjoying your blog
Dean, Karli and Jean---glad to see you folks, as always your comments are very encouraging
Mark and Dan, glad you can relate
Hope to see y'all back
Peace.
Neva

5:53 AM  
Anonymous Tim Archer said...

I feel sorry for those who have never hit a time of questioning. That's not faith; that's dogmatism.

Good post.

Grace and peace,
Tim

6:29 AM  

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