The quiet time I was experiencing with the Lord before my homeschooling day overwhelmed me with conviction. I watched as the morning sun's rays attempted to burn off the gray cloud of fog that had settled as a blanket over our farm. The cool night air had met the warmth of Earth, and the resulting fog was locked in a battle with the sun's rays. As the strength of the sun's light grew more brilliant, the lesson God was teaching me also became clearer.

The heat from the problems of homeschooling during the last few days had met with the coldness of my disobedient, spiritual heart. Thankfulness had been replaced with grumbling and complaining about all the work I had to do. Gray areas of not knowing God's will had formed like a cloud, and I was confused. I attempted to justify my sinful actions to God based on the world's standards. In the valley of ungratefulness, the foggy cloud was encompassing more of my life. I was beginning to feel completely lost. Then, God's rays of truth in Philippians 2:13-14 burned away the cloud: "For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure. Do all things without murmurings and disputings."

Do you see gray clouds forming on the horizon of your life? God's Word is the light that will clear up those foggy areas. "Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path" (Psalm 119:105). As you read His Word, you will discover that God is light, and in Him there is no darkness at all (1 John 1:5).

Lord, Your Word is such a blessing for finding my way! Thank You for gently showing me Your truth and exposing those areas of sin that cloud my life. Help me to stay close to the light of Your love today. In the name of Jesus, Amen.