As I walked this morning I could not take my eyes away from the sky. What was it? What was calling to deep within me. I just kept staring.
Then I suddenly realized where I was seeing the sun in all its glory, there was no break in the clouds. In fact, the clouds were rather packed in like thick pudding that has sat too long and the top has begun to fold where it has set firm but the pudding beneath still moves.
I don’t believe I’ve ever seen anything quite like that before. My entire walk I was engulfed in this consuming sunlight. As I started to look around at the rest of the sky, what I heard is “this is a picture of your soul”.
There are parts of your soul that are “clear skies”; parts of your soul where the cloud cover is breaking apart;
and parts of your soul where something is blocking your line of sight of Me. Regardless, my light, my presence, my love cannot be stopped. My ability to engulf You with My Presence is far greater than any problem you may face or faulty belief you may have about me.
Hard to argue against.
So how is your soul today? Clear skies; partly cloudy; or socked in with cloud cover as far as you can see? Or, perhaps a little of all of the above depending on the moment.
These images are as much for me as they are for you. You know how I know that? I didn’t take my camera with me on my walk and yet I knew I was supposed to share this with you. The revelation of what I was seeing came when I was probably at the farthest point away from my house. I was thinking that at one picture worth 1,000 words, I was going to have to write a lot of words to make-up for the pictures I was missing. However, the sky did not change the entire time I walked; while I was in the house searching for the camera and then headed back outside to try to capture what I’d seen and experienced. So, I repeat – these images are as much for me as they are for you.
Wherever you are experiencing thick cloud cover — be it disappointment, discouragement, heartache, sickness, hopelessness, despair — His love cannot be stopped by whatever it is you are facing and encountering. You don’t even have to get above the clouds (like in a plane) to experience it; He can reach You right where you are and as you are.
Circumstances may try to tell you differently.
My last post I shared about the wonderful healing I am experiencing. That is continuing, however, not without some challenges from the enemy. What do I mean?
I’d been feeling great for a couple of weeks and went for a permanent crown at the dentist. During the procedure something happened that caused such pain I jerked so hard I almost kicked my dentist in the head (seriously). Neither he nor I have a good explanation for what happened. That pain persisted for over a week and triggered some wicked migraines. My “cloud cover” was pretty thick. Yet in the midst I knew this was more a battle for my soul (my heart, will and intellect) than a battle for my body.
What would I believe? Would I believe that I had lost what I had gained and was silly to have believed it could be true that God was healing me? Or, would I believe this was an opportunity to choose to believe that God had indeed woken me up at 5:15 AM on January 13th to tell me my testimony will be telling people how it is Jesus who has healed me and this dental issue did not negate that truth, but rather was one of those firey darts we are warned to watch for when we are doing all to stand firm. (Eph 6:16).
I chose the latter.
Today, my sweet Heavenly Father literally showed me in the heavens what has been going on in my life. His love, life, and presence engulfing me no matter what might be in my line of sight between me and Him.
Whatever the condition of your soul this moment, this day or any day may you be engulfed with this truth and hope:
For I am persuaded beyond doubt (am sure)
that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities,
nor things impending and threatening nor things to come, nor powers,
Nor height nor depth,
nor anything else in all creation
will be able to separate us from the love of God
which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.