I love this time of the year. We have pretty mild winters here and I can open my window at night to let the coolness of the night breeze blow into my bedroom while I have the heat on. OK, not the most eco-friendly or economic, but you can cool the room off and cover up with lots of blankets. MMMMMM – good sleep.
I’ve noticed lately how much I enjoy hearing the wind blow at night outside my window, especially through the trees. As the wind was blowing the other night, I looked out the window and by the moonlight I could see the limbs of the trees swaying in the breeze. It is such a soothing sound to hear while falling off to sleep.
Do you hear it? Maybe you don’t. Others might say, “There it is.” And you say, “Where?”
Today I have been feeling a sense of excitement. I don’t know why or for exactly what. I do know from whom. It is a feeling I’ve felt before. This is how Jesus explained it to a man named Nicodemus:
“The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear its sound, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.” John 3:8
Do you hear the wind of the Spirit? Many do but miss the glory of the wind because they want to figure the wind out. What does he want, what must I do? Jesus told Nicodemus to just hear the wind and watch what happens. The wind does not need our help to blow.
Don’t ignore the wind of the Spirit blowing in your life. Don’t struggle to understand it.
Step in to the breeze, enjoy it and watch what the wind of the Spirit does.