I live in a DYNAMIC WORLD. Just when I think I have all my "ducks lined up" a wind comes and knocks one down.
Change comes for many reasons and I may not always embrace it.
Like a wind that comes unexpectedly, so is life and all its adjustments.
Every time one or two or even three of my "ducks" get knocked down I ask the question, "why?" Sometimes change is for my good; sometimes change is a rebuke.
In the Bible we see Yahweh, our God bringing change so quickly, it's like a wind; actually it's the Spirit of God moving for His divine purposes.
In Genesis 8:1 we literally see the wind dispatched to bring Noah to dry land. Man's sin had provoked the Lord and he wiped out everything that had life from the earth except for Noah and those on the Ark.Exodus 10:13 tells us how God called the wind from the east to bring a plague of locust on Egypt.
Wind an instrument of God to bring conviction, judgment or blessing; his very Spirit changing hearts and sometimes landscape. Exodus 10:19 reads, that Pharaoh acknowledged that he had sinned against God and then the Lord sent a strong west wind and carried the locust away.
The Israelites escaped when the Lord sent a strong east wind that parted the Red sea allowing Israel to escape and their pursuers to be overtaken by the water Exodus 14:21-22 .
Metaphorically when we see "wind" in the Old Testament, often judgment is seen coming from the east and deliverance or relief from the west.*
He feeds his people in the desert Numbers 11 when they grumbled against Moses, really their grumbling was against their Delivering God.
In the New Testament Jesus describes Salvation coming like a wind. Yahweh uses wind for his bidding in the Salvation call. In the Book of John he speaks to Nicodemus and speaks of being born of the Spirit.
God will do anything to get out attention with his great love; he wants us!
Every time change arrives like an unforeseen wind; life making a turn that I am may not ready for, it does not mean I have sinned against God or somehow missed the mark. Sometimes the Lord needs to remind me that I am His and perhaps it's as simple as wanting to get my attention so we can talk.
Possibly I have neglected to spend time with God in prayer. If somehow I have become self-reliant, a very dangerous place to be; he may have to send a gentle breeze knocking down my "perfectly" duck alignment so he can get my gaze back on Him.
In a dynamic world, I am lead by a Dynamic God. He does not operate in a "cloning" fashion. He is Unique and works all things out for my best. His helicopter view of my life allows Him to see the end from the beginning.
I must stay dependent on Him.
Ducks knocked down; no longer in control, we may ask "why?"
If I have sinned, I best repent and get right with the Lord.
We all need adjustments.
Many years ago he knocked down every "duck" I had. I was captivated by his love and the sweet wind of the Spirit came and my life was never the same; born again by the Spirit of God!
It's possible He will find you a righteous man or women who seeks him daily (read Job). He may allow what seems unfair to occur, but at the end it brings glory to God.
So how many ducks are standing today? Perhaps we need a chat with our Father!
*Reference: Old Testament Theology of the Spirit of God by Wilf Hilderbrandt
God bless you!~Liz