Foggy days?

(05.14.21 – Despising God -Luke 12:13)



My friend, may I ask you a question? Did you know that many Christians today live their lives in a fog. They allow a cupful of troubles to cloud their vision and dampen their spirit.

My friend, life’s a story, welcome to This Passing Day.

I'm M. Clifford Brunner.


Some time ago, a research firm did an analysis of privately owned companies through their boards of directors. They were seeking to discover what it was that kept company executives in their positions for a greater length of time. Was their ability to remain in their positions for a long period of time due to something that the company did for its managers or something that the managers did for the company. What they discovered was surprising although not totally unexpected when you weigh all the factors. Executives who keep their jobs the longest are the ones who suggest solutions when a problem is presented and don’t dwell on the problem. Longevity, the ability to stay with one company for a long period of time, has more to do with what a manager gives back that what he takes.


Longevity was based on a little thing so vitally important–attitude. Companies keep managers who have an attitude of "can do" as opposed to "now what;" a little thing, but so important to the success of a business. Similarly, when it comes to solving the problems in our lives, God looks for something small but very important in us as well.

Here's a story: Did you know that a dense fog covering seven city blocks to a depth of 100 feet is composed of less that one glass of water. That amount of water is divided into about 60 billion tiny droplets. Yet when those minute particles settle over a city or the countryside, they can almost blot out everything from sight–something very small affecting something very large. (The Paper Pulpit.)


Many Christians today live their lives in a fog. They allow a cupful of troubles to cloud their vision and dampen their spirit. Anxiety, turmoil and defeat strangle their thoughts. Their lives are being "choked by the cares of this world" (Luke 8:14). But "God" according to the Apostle Paul, "has NOT given us a spirit of timidity, but of