I recently saw a video of a young girl (Eltide) attempting to sky dive. I say attempting because she was being led by an instructor, but the wind was so strong that in a quick moment she was shot into the enclosed arena fence. The instructor pulled her back in and in a few moments, with his leading, she was flying high!
At first it seemed funny but in a moments time the Holy Spirit spoke to me. Oh, conviction!
Isn't that like LIFE lead by the Holy Spirit?
He speaks and directs us and yet we still end up being tossed into areas we were convinced we would never end up.
The Spirit speaks gently and asks us to be silent but as we continue to open our mouth we find ourselves with "foot in mouth" disease.
Often we shop just because. Our credit cards continue to build up. We find ourselves in debt, no budget, when it would have been wiser to wait; to save up or pray to the Provider. Instant gratification is what we are after. Debt is what we get.
The Bible teaches us that the Holy Spirit walks with us. He teaches us and will even rebuke us.
Resisting the Wind of the Spirit is like letting ourselves slam into a wall when the solution it right with us, even in us. We who have the Spirit of the Lord must continually learn to listen to his gentle instructions.
It's a matter of letting go and trusting Him!
So how high or better said, how far can we go?
With the Holy Spirit's leading the answer is wherever He takes us!
Just let go and trust the Instructor!