Thoughts 31st Oct

John Ch 3 verse 8    The wind blows where it chooses, and you hear the sound of it, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.

I have a love-hate relationship with the wind. Today it has been great for getting the washing dry. On a walk when you are with the wind it helps you.  When you are battling against it and it is raining it is very frustrating. Sailors love a certain amount of wind to get a good speed. Too blustery a wind and capsizing is an issue.

Windsurfers love it when it is strong. When the sun is shining and it is very hot a cool breeze is very welcome. On a cool sunny day, the breeze is not welcome. Such are the joys of UK weather.

It’s a bit like that with our Christian life. Sometimes you really feel you are running with the wind of the Holy Spirit and you feel in touch with God. Other times life with God seems very tumultuous and it all seems a bit too much. Sometimes you can see others growing in their Christian faith and enjoying the wind of the Spirit when you don’t seem to be. But as it says in the above verse we do not know the ways of the Spirit.

Our job is to allow the Holy Spirit to work in our life whether we are aware of it or not, whether the Holy Spirit is taking you to new places, or refreshing you where you are. The Holy Spirit prays for us constantly and is wanting to keep us growing in our walk with the Lord Jesus Christ. Let’s welcome that.

Holy Spirit thank you for your work and presence in our lives. Keep us working with you. Enable us to sense your promptings and leading.


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