I love the wind pushing me forward; hair blowing all over; jacket pressing against my back. The power contained in it brings me into the Presence of God. Laughter rises up breaking forth in sounds of joy! Love the wind’s roaring through the trees causing them to bow down their heads. It is praise to the Almighty!
“I tell you,” he replied,
“if they keep quiet, the stones will cry out.”
Suddenly I see a new picture. Holy Spirit wind blowing me along the path of His will; and, yes, I revel in it! Love to see and hear God’s mastery and domination over His creation. . . like the gales causing leaves flying unfettered by stems attached to their maker. Dust swirls in mini tornadoes.
Suddenly the scene is translated into the spiritual world, and I envision a totally different scene. Unfettered leaves no longer attached to their maker, flying in the gales . . Some people choose to flee from their Maker God, traveling unattached to the Vine, who is Jesus. They go their own way without eternal guidance, without His life blood flowing through them.
John 15:5 (NKJV)
“I am the vine, you are the branches.
He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit;
for without Me you can do nothing.
Notice the leaves in the wind are dead and dying? They cannot thrive without joining with their maker. No water of life flows in them, through them.
My joy is quieted as my vision sees all the leaves blowing around, the mini dust devils~ bits of earth lacking the water of life to produce life. My heart hurts for my heavenly Father who created His children to live joyfully in eternity with Him. These children have rejected their Maker and His plan of salvation for them. They have chosen to go their own ways and their eternity resulting in sorrow and pain in the fires of hell.
Father, I lift these rebellious children up to You and ask for mercy; Break the enemy's chains and cause them to know the Name of Jesus and what He did in love for them:
Philippians 2:8-10 (NKJV)
8 And being found in appearance as a man,
He humbled Himself and became obedient
to the point of death, even the death of the cross.
9 Therefore God also has highly exalted Him
and given Him the name which is above every name,
10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
of those in heaven, and of those on earth,
and of those under the earth,
If there is a way for me to help bring more into the Kingdom, lead me. You sent Holy Spirit to dwell in me; help me Holy One to do Your complete will!
Does it bother you to know the simple act of commitment to Jesus, accepting His gift of salvation, can open the heavenly doors of eternity for anyone? Do you want to help bring another into salvation? Speak truth; don’t wait!