The Glory of the Wind…

The Glory of the Wind…

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.

By | 2008-11-20T19:38:09+00:00 November 20th, 2008|Discipleship, Holy Spirit|2 Comments

About the Author:

John is a sought after speaker and founder of Transforming Life Ministries. He’s also a writer, teacher and equipper bringing an honest and practical voice to today’s and tomorrow’s church. He has a passion for people and helping them encounter the transforming life of Jesus. John and his wife Amy, presently reside in Wilmington, North Carolina with their three children, who he thanks for their four cats and a rabbit. They also have a foreign exchange daughter Jenny, from Germany. Transforming Life Ministries is presently working to build a Camp and Retreat Center, called The Fountain in Fountain, NC.


  1. Nancy November 24, 2008 at 3:59 pm - Reply

    It’s the stepping in that brings the joy for me.

    Thanks for the beautiful language. I can really feel Him.
    That happens a lot with the words he give to you.

    (and right now I’m in an 8 x 10 office.)


  2. Joell November 24, 2008 at 10:31 pm - Reply

    This made me smile. 🙂 I definitely needed to hear these words as I have found myself recently trying to do exactly what you described…I know He is working, I know He is in the midst of my circumstances, but have been constantly, and almost desperately, asking “what am I supposed to do?” Maybe it’s time to step out of His way and let HIM do.

    Looking forward to time with the fam this week!!! Love you.

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