Are You a Cloud?

Posted on August 21, 2019 by Erin Culleny in Victory Call

Today while I was working, the skies grew dark and gray and the rain came pouring down.  Of course, that is all everyone could chat about as the guests ran in and out of the rain drops.
One of the men from a church group came to settle his invoice.  While he was standing with me a woman kept going on and on about the rain and how it was going to ruin the day.  As I tried to encourage her to enjoy the day and the facilities that we offered indoors…it did not seem to help her….she seemed intent on complaining about how her day was ruined due to the rain.
As she walked away, the man replied to me….”Oh, what a cloud she is.”  He said to me that one of his students one day told him the sun is always shining but the clouds can get in the way. Of course I knew there was a Victory Call to tell in all of this.
How many times my father has told me that some people bring sunshine when they come, and some when they go.  How has your life been going lately?  I know for myself these are trying days.  The bills keep coming, the economy keeps changing, and the winter is coming, and so on.
Do I bring joy and sunshine when I enter a room or when I leave?  Or better yet, do I bring SON shine when I enter a room?  You know our smiles might not always be big and beautiful, sometimes small and simple, but it can still be there.  We can still show Christ or SON shine even when rain and clouds come in our life.  We just need to make sure that the clouds don’t cover our SON shine.
Is the Son shining in your life or have you let the clouds of fear, worry, frustration, doubt, and complaining come in the way?  I know my son tells me sometimes that I am his rock and when I am down in spirit, it affects him.  You know, we do affect each other with our attitude.  If you are having a bad day and keep reacting to it…either people will start to feel the same way as you or if they are smart they will walk away and stay away from you.
We need to bring “SON” shine into lives and remember what we do does matter to others.  Have a SON filled day and share a smile with someone.  Even if it is just a small and simple one.
Lynn W.

Lynn Wilson has served on staff at America’s Keswick for the past 20 years. She has been involved in her local church in women’s ministries as well as speaking for other churches and retreats. Her mission statement would be to touch one life so in turn they can touch a life for eternity. Her greatest joy is to go home at the end of her work day and spend time with her family and enjoy her first ministry which is being a wife and mother. She has one teenage son at home, and one married son and daughter-in-law.

Think About This: “When the great end of the day comes, the greatest joy of all will be the joy of knowing you have tried to make somebody else’s life happy.” – Gipsy Smith

The Daily Bible Reading: Psalms 107-109, Galatians 6| You can download our 2018 Daily Bible Reading Plan by clicking here

This Week’s Verse to Memorize: Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from Your presence? If I ascend into heaven, You are there; If I make my bed in hell, behold, You are there. – Psalm 139:7-8

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the doctrinal and theological views held by America’s Keswick.

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