bless you! Since this is the first devotion, I'd just like
to state that my purpose is to encourage us in God's will
and provoke one another to love and good works. I pray that
these devotions will bless your heart and encourage you
to continue on following the Lord, no matter what you're
going through or what is confronting you. What a privilege
it is to share what I've received.
week's devotion deals with clouds. Clouds do not automatically
denote adversity. And though they sometimes do, we know
(like Romans 8:28 says & Danniebelle wrote) that all things
work together for good. The rain that the clouds bring shall
be showers of blessing.
5:45 says that the Lord sends rain on the just and the unjust.
Will you allow the Lord to use your life to bring times
of refreshing to His people and Living Waters to lost souls?
What a precious thought!
see not the bright light which is in the clouds… Job 37:21
We tend to turn aside at times when clouds are in our day;
And fail to think how God has used a cloud to lead the way.
see clouds as obstructions or a great adversity. Yet, often
it's the very thing God sends so we can see--
way that He would have us go so we're not walking blind;
A way, that even with our senses, we would never find.
cloud serves as protection so our foe's plans are negated;
And only is an obstacle to paths that are ill-fated.
not the cloud but our own mind that makes it so distressing;
For from the start and all along, the cloud's a special
Each cloud that comes into your life should be a welcomed
sight; It manifests God's presence and it bears His guiding
the LORD went before them by day in a pillar of a cloud,
to lead them the way; and by night in a pillar of fire,
to give them light; to go by day and night: He took not
away the pillar of the cloud by day, nor the pillar of fire
by night, from before the people...and the pillar of the
cloud went from before their face, and stood behind them:
And it came between the camp of the Egyptians and the camp
of Israel; and it was a cloud and darkness to them, but
it gave light by night to these: so that the one came not
near the other all the night. Exodus 13:21&22; 14:19&20
by PameLa Bates © 1998 Pretty Personal Poetry