My husband and I were studying the Holy Spirit this morning. This devotional is adapted from what we studied.
Living in Wyoming we are well acquainted with the wind. They say our mountains are to low and our prairies are to high, therefore we deal with an excess of wind.
There are days that if you are a woman you don’t wear dresses or skirts because they end up around your neck. There are days that the car doors are blown shut on your legs, hands or fingers. There are winter days that the already low temperature feels doubly cold because the wind is blowing and it drives the wind chill way down. It is so windy here that the wind blows the wind turbines over. It is so windy that by the time you have shoveled the snow off the driveway and sidewalks you have to start over because it has blown shut again.
Heaven forbid if you try to walk against this horrendous WY wind. Walking against the wind is a struggle, it creates drag and walking becomes harder and harder and you become tired very quickly.
I like to think of the Holy Spirit as the wind. When we walk against the Spirit we are fighting against the wind, we are creating a drag on our life and we get worn out and stumble easily.
However, turn and walk with the wind, The Holy Spirit, and you will find no drag. It will be much easier. The Holy Spirit will guide you to what is holy and away from what is unholy. Walk with the Holy Spirit and you will be moved ahead, you will be empowered and the power of the wind will be at your back.
The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.” John 3:8