Friday, March 10, 2017

The Wind

"But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you." (John 14:26)

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!

It seemed to me that she resisted the wind (I'm not saying I would have done any better). The point was that she had to submit to the wind which took a lot of strength and trust in her guide and then she had to let go. 

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. 

"Even fools are thought wise if they keep silent, and discerning if they hold their tongues." 
(Proverbs 17:28)

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.

"Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise!" (Proverbs 6:6)

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!

God bless you!~Liz


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