Posted by: John-Paul | November 15, 2012

On Being a Blown Leaf

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 )

As I took another opportunity last weekend to blow leaves from my yard onto a huge compost pile, I noticed a few interesting phenomena.

–       It’s individual leaves that get blown – even if many are blown together.

–       Big leaves get blown more easily than smaller ones.

–       Wet leaves clump together and are harder to move.

–       Leaves stuck in the grass need to be plucked away before they will move.

What does this mean?

–       The wind of the Spirit comes into our lives, wishing to move us in directions as God wills.

–       The Spirit moves us individually – even when He moves many of us along at once.

–       Those of us with hearts big toward the things of God are moved more easily.

–       Individuals clumped together, such as in families, are harder to move than single individuals.

–       When we cling to things in our environments, we resist being moved by the Spirit.

Recommendations:

–       Paul told the Corinthians to open wide their hearts toward him and his words as he spoke from God.

–       Prepare your families so that when God’s Wind blows, you all are able to move with Him. (Military families do it all the time.)

–       Hold loosely to the things of the world around you so you can be easily moved by the Spirit.

 

Is God’s Spirit active in your life, moving you from one task for His kingdom to another?

Are you moving alongside other people of God to do His will together?

Are you holding on to anything that keeps the Spirit from moving you?

Does holding tightly to many relationships keep all of you from moving freely as God wills?

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