It seems God's theme in teaching me lately has been a little foggy - literally. Maybe it is because I am afraid of the fog. Many times in my life it has been the very things I fear the most that God uses to reveal his love and presence in my life - perfect love casts out all fear.
Today I opened up a book I've been slowly reading and I read this -
"No matter what level of spiritual maturity we are on, we need renewed appearances, fresh manifestations, new visitations from on high. While it is right to thank God for the past and look back with joy to His visits to you in your early days as a believer, I encourage you to seek God for special visitations of His presence. I do not mean to minimize our daily walk in the light of His countenance, but consider that though the ocean has its high tides twice every day, yet it also has its spring tides. The sun shines whether we see it or not, even through our winter's fog, and yet it has its summer brightness. If we walk with God constantly, there are special seasons when He opens the very secret of His heart to us and manifests Himself to us - not only as He does not to the world but also as He does not at all times to His own favored ones. Not every day in a palace is a banqueting day, and not all days with God are so clear and glorious as certain special sabbaths of the soul in which the Lord unveils His glory. Happy are we if we have once beheld His face, but happier still if He comes to us again in the fullness of favor."
The Power of Prayer in a Believer's Life, by Charles Spurgeon
Just imagine, "the very secret of His heart" being opened to us. Are we watching for Him, and listening for His voice? Do we see Him through our winter's fog?