Wednesday, October 6, 2010

THANKFUL THURSDAY...can you hear the wind?

Last weekend, a huge burst of wind kicked up. It seemed like it just came from nowhere. I was driving down the highway and all of a sudden you could hear the whistling of the wind, the leaves on the trees were swooshing and anything that lay on the ground was now swirling around in mid-air. It felt like we were about to be swept away.

It was really odd. One minute it was calm and the next it was like a wind monsoon!

Wind can be like that. You never know when it will pick up and you never know in which direction it is going to blow. Last week's sudden burst of wind reminded me of what Jesus said to Nicodemus...

"Do not marvel that I said to you 'You must be born again.' " (John 3:8)

"The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit." (John 3:9)

I am fascinated with windmills. A few years ago when we were in Amsterdam, we got to see real windmills. Their vastness was totally amazing to me, but even more amazing is the fact that without the wind, windmills would just be useless. Windmills are designed to be propelled by the wind, without the wind blowing, windmills are powerless.

We, as Christians, need to be like windmills. We must be empowered by the Holy Spirit and like that big windstorm we had recently, we may not know which way His wind will blow but we must be sensitive to it.

Without His Wind, we are powerless! Aren't you thankful for His Wind? Today is THANKFUL THURSDAY and we join our grateful hearts with LYNN today. Lynn is our TT hostess for the month of October.

I NEED HELP FOR MY BOOK: I am currently writing a devotional book and I am looking for some testimonies about FORGIVENESS. I would appreciate your input...I may not be able to use every ones comments, but will try to use as many as possible. GO HERE to give your feedback.


Whidbey Woman said...

Thanks, Laurie for another great post. Here on Whidbey Island, our windy season is just begining. We get big storms off the ocean in the fall and again in early Spring. Happy TT!

eph2810 said...

Thank you for the reminder that our Lord is the wind beneath our wings and carries us to destinations we never be able to go on our own.

Thank you for sharing your grateful heart with us, Laurie.

Love & peace,
<>< Iris

Judith C Evans said...

How true that we never know when or how the Holy Spirit will rejuvenate us. Have a blessed week!

Heather said...

Beautiful post! My Mother loves windmills too!

pam said...

Great post...I always love the power of the wind when a front blows through our area. Learning to abide so I'm sensitive and ready seems to be rolling through my thinking a lot.

Ann said...

Wonderful post. I thank the Lord for the Holy Spirit and the new wind He stirs inside us. Have a blessed day!

Krista said...

So true! We MUST be empowered by the Holy Spirit & sensitive to it! Great word today Laurie :o)

Congrats on writing your first book! That is awsome! Without a doubt it will be an anointed & powerful devotional book!

I will the first in line for a copy!! :o)

Love Ya,

bp said...

Enjoyed your post! That is a great comparison to our lives.

Pia said...

i couldn't agree more. thank God that we have the Holy Spirit to empower us. love this post.

God bless.

Harter said...

My kids and I are reading about Holland in their history lessons. Today they had to draw windmills, I never thought about relating it like that before. Thanks so much for this post!

Holly said...


Enjoyed the comparison of our hearts empowered by the Holy Spirit to the Windmill....

Good post,

Holly :)

Denise said...

Wonderful post.

Rita T. said...

Good post - thanks. Have a great weekend!

Lynn said...

Hi Laurie,

Girl, Beautiful post and did you take that photo???

You always have a thought provoking post or something inspiring. It's treat to visit.

Have a great week and see you again Thursday. BIG hugs, Lynn