On my way to church I heard that Santa Ana winds blowing at 89 miles/hour took down trees and telephone poles in southern California. Strong winds! Holy Spirit showed me that the breath of God also can be a powerful wind! I pray, “Blow Your breath of wind through our minds, Lord, blowing down the debris of wrong thinking, past hangups, deceptions, leaving room for fresh ideas, new inspiration, and deeper relationship with You Lord!”
The next picture He brought to mind was this~ As I enjoy the cloud studded blue canopy above or admire the glory of a sunset feeling the color-filled splendor of God’s artistic creation, my emotions are uplifted.
Is 40:22 It is God Who sits above the circle (the horizon) of the earth, and its inhabitants are like grasshoppers; it is He Who stretches out the heavens like [gauze] curtains and spreads them out like a tent to dwell in,
But when night descends, it’s like the canopy leaves revealing above it the light of stars enabling us to gaze forever into the universe and praise the magnificence and the hugeness of Who our God is! It’s exquisite grandeur fills me from my head to my toes!
You are so amazing, my God! Your creation displays Your awe-inspiring majesty and power, and Your great love for us. For we are your creation too, and You gave Your Son to save us from eternal death and pain. Jesus, You suffered enormously to pay our sin debt, freeing us from satan’s claws and releasing us to live a good life on earth and spend eternity in heaven with You.
You then did even more by sending Holy Spirit to live in us as our guide, teacher and lover of our souls. Our souls~mind, will, and emotions~ need loving instruction and encouragement to grow and to build a deep relationship with our Father. You give us everything we need to achieve the best life possible.
My soul weeps for those who reject Jesus and choose to remain in satan’s hellish kingdom; his hatred of Father God sends him after as many souls as he can capture and keep with his lies and deceptions. His mission is to steal, kill and destroy God’s kids. Unfortunately, some people choose to believe the evil lies and are being destroyed. There will be a judgement day and each will stand before God. If they accepted God’s gift of His Son, they will live eternity in heaven with Him. If in their pride, they have rejected Jesus and chosen to believe satan’s lies, they will suffer from satan’s hatred eternally.
My brothers and sisters, if your pride has kept you from admitting you are a sinner, humble yourself before Almighty God and ask Him for revelation of His truth. Bow down before God and ask Him to help your unbelief. It’s like the man who brought his possessed son to Jesus:
Mark 9:20-25Amplified Bible (AMP)
20 So they brought [the boy] to Him, and when the spirit saw Him,
at once it completely convulsed the boy, and he fell to the ground
and kept rolling about, foaming [at the mouth].
21 And [Jesus] asked his father, How long has he had this?
And he answered, From the time he was a little boy.
22 And it has often thrown him both into fire and into water,
intending to kill him. But if You can do anything,
do have pity on us and help us.
23 And Jesus said, [You say to Me], If You can do anything?
[Why,] all things can be (are possible) to him who believes!
24 At once the father of the boy gave [an eager, piercing, inarticulate] cry with tears, and he said, Lord, I believe!
[Constantly] help my weakness of faith! [my unbelief]
25 But when Jesus noticed that a crowd [of people]
came running together, He rebuked the unclean spirit,
saying to it, You dumb and deaf spirit, I charge you to come out of him
and never go into him again.
We serve a formidable God Who is tenderhearted to His children desiring that they all come to Him. Let your rebellion disappear and choose to hear and obey the Word of God. You can build a relationship with our loving and gracious Lord!
He is willing.