Breath of The Spirit

In John 3:8, Jesus describes the Spirit in terms of the wind. It blows where it wills and you hear the sound of it but do not know where it comes from or where it goes. It brings to mind the sound of the leaves moving in the trees which sounds also like the ocean, another description of the voice of God in Rev 14:2. These beautiful processes are so complex in their simplicity that no Scientist can accurately predict them. The movement of the wind is something that we cannot control and in the same way the movement of the Spirit in our lives requires renouncing control and being available to move this way or that according to the promptings of the Spirit. Often in prayer I would see breath blowing on a seeded dandelion and the various seeds moving in the breeze to the locations known only to God. These seeds are the 30, 60 and 100 fold fruits of the sower who went out to sow and found fertile soil in Luke 8:15. The important thing though is to notice what happens inside when you read descriptions such as this, or even as you are reading this post now. When the truth is revealed there is an inner movement of joy like the Baptist jumping in the womb of Elizabeth (Luke 1:41). Then immediately afterwards there can appear a movement of anxiety or distress with thoughts such as "what will happen to me if I let go". The enemy immediately tries to steal the word as described in the parable of the sower, by suggesting God is out to steal everything from us. Being aware of this is half the battle.

How much fruit, though, do we bear in our lives. Something we can try which I find the Spirit speaks through powerfully is to take a seed such as a kidney bean. Look at it in isolation. then take 30, 60 and 100 and place them in the palm of your hand. Be ready to hear the voice of the Spirit.


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