Can You See the Wind? Are You Refreshed by Cool Breezes?
by Marijo Phelps 12/07/2010 / Devotionals
You might think that is a silly question. You can see what the wind stirs up; dirt, dust, debris but certainly not the wind itself. Like electricity, we cannot see it but just touch something in the basement that has a short in it when you are standing in a tiny bit of water and you will certainly feel it.
As a grade school girl I did just that while going to empty out the washing machine and getting wet feet from there the washed had drained out into the floor receptacle. I then reached for the light switch which apparently had a short. I remember screaming "Daddy, Daddy it feels like bad caterpillars are crawling all over my arm, help me." My Dad ran down the basement stairs and confirmed that the switch had some problems. I was shook up but ok as my Daddy drew me into his arms to comfort me.
The Holy Spirit of the Lord Jesus is much like wind or electricity in that we cannot see Him but he is there with power and His presence to teach and guide us.
I got quiet and heard Him whispering to me in correction and encouragement in His quiet but most commanding voice:
My beloved daughter, My little one, strive not but rest in My presence. You love the wind blowing on your face and in your hair. Allow My Holy Spirit to blow around you, revive and refresh you. Enjoy My peace, enjoy My presence and be renewed in Me. Be silent before Me and know that I Am your God.
I found some scriptures which spoke of wind and showed some of God's thoughts on the subject, also some others about how God revives, refreshed and renews us. Many times His Holy Spirit is the instrument of this reviving and growth in Jesus.
He makes winds his messengers, flames of fire his servants (NIV)
The men were amazed and asked, "What kind of man is this? Even the winds and the waves obey him!" (NIV)
For this is what the high and lofty One says he who lives forever, whose name is holy: "I live in a high and holy place, but also with him who is contrite and lowly in spirit, to revive the spirit of the lowly and to revive the heart of the contrite. (NIV)
Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the LordNIV)
Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. (NIV)
Prayer: Dear Lord, thank you for Your many promises of refreshment and renewal and revival. You knew we'd need those and have offered them to us in Your Word. We love you. We need You so much, such an incredible blessing to be called a child of the King! Lord, we know you "do it" all for us even thought at the present time we cannot see you with our eyes, only with the eyes of our hearts! AMEN
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Saved by His grace in 1974, from 9 years of professing atheism into His loving arms. RN for 23 years, missionary with YWAM then statistical analyst for Every Home for Christ over 9 years. Living with my husband in the middle of a mountain meadow. GRIN! Wanting to spread the good news