Sunday, May 8, 2011

The Blowing Wind

Suddenly, there was a sound from heaven like the roaring of a mighty windstorm, and it filled the house where they were sitting.  (Acts 2:2)

   I've traveled back and forth across the U.S. and can hardly remember a place where the wind didn't blow.  The wind coming off Lake Michigan roars like an angry lion.  The winds crossing Kansas threatened to blow me backwards.  Along the eastern seaboard mighty winds blow rain and snow like steel pellets.  I've been in Florida and have seen the giant ocean waves roll in on the wind.  The same is true of the Pacific.  And what about the desert winds that blow sand like a solid wall?  It seems the whole earth is crisscrossed by the winds. 

   It was the wind that blew the locusts into Egypt to eat the vegetation during the ten plagues.  Wind blew Paul's ship off course, and it crashed on the rocks.  Wind brought quail to the children of Israel in the wilderness.  And wind brought rain clouds in answer to Elijah's prayer.

   When the time came for the promise of the Holy Spirit's coming, the wind was spoken of as the instrument of deliversance.  We can't control the wind any more than we can the movement of the Holy Spirit in a person's life.  He speaks to us in a still small voice.  We listen as he teaches us, guides us, and instructs us in God's word.  He is a silent help that comes alongside to show us the way to God.

   Paul says, "But when the Holy Spirit controls our lives, he will produce this kind of fruit in us: love, joy, peace, patience, kidness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control".  (Galatians 5:22 NLT). 

   Are you willing to allow the Holy Spirit to control your life, your actions, your speech, your conduct?  How I need to surrender control of my life to Him each day!

Thought for the Day: God is looking for spirit-filled believers.

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