Wednesday, October 24, 2007

In A Fog

We have fog this morning. Weather person said most likely freezing rain/snow today. Husband commutes everyday said that the roads were sloppy and right after they got through the slippery Hay Flats they heard that there was a roll-over.

"If God is present at every point in space, if we cannot go where He is not, cannot even conceive of a place where is He is not, why then has not that Presence become the one universally celebrated fact of the world? The patriarch Jacob, "in waste howling wilderness," gave the answer to that question. He saw a vision of God and cried out in wonder, "Surely the Lord is in this place; and I knew it not." Jacob had never been for one small division of a moment outside the circle of that all-pervading Presence. But he knew it not. That was his trouble, and it is ours. Men do not know if God is here. What a difference it would make if they knew."
A.W. Tozer, The Pursuit of God, 1948.

So it goes in our world today. So many do not even think of God at all unless something like the raging California fires happen. What a selfish people we are and what a merciful God rules this world. We should long to know God. We should know what He loves and what He hates so that we can live our lives pleasing to Him. We should include Him in all of our daily endeavors. If we don't, we are living life in a fog. The created not knowing the Creator.

We must read the Bible and believe each word if we want to come out of that spiritual fog.

"This is the disciple who testifies to these things and who wrote them down. We know that his testimony is true. Jesus did many other things as well. If every one of them were written down, I suppose that even the whole world would not have room for the books that would be written."

One of the disciples that God nicknamed "sons of thunder" wrote those words. John. (John 21:24,25.)


Constance said...

The truth of Christ and His redemption seems so obvious to me and yet I wonder how non-Believer's "don't get it".

I forget that I was once like them, blinded by the world's enticements and listening to the lying lips of satan. Sometimes I tend to be critical and judgmental of others and forget that there is only one thing that is truly special about me, the blood of the Lamb that covers me!

e-Mom said...

This is an excellent devotional. I love the way you tied it all together with the weather--fog, thunder. Great job!

It's interesting that our understanding of God's activity in our life, is a matter of spiritual perception. Like Jacob, so many miss Him because they are spiritually blinded. A tragedy. :~)

Connie Marie said...

Constance and e-Mom, Christ in me the hope of glory, we are blessed to have understood and accepted this knowledge. I visited your pomegranate post, e-Mom, and commented. :-)

Joy said...

What wonderful photo's that you have taken. They so capture God's beauty in every season.
Your quote from A.W. Tozer 'The Pursuit of God is so timely and just what I needed to heat today.
I look forward to your next blog. God bless

Connie Marie said...


Thank you and I am glad that you stopped by. Tozer is a good teacher.
Looking forward to getting to know you.