“The wind blows wherever it wants. Just as you can hear the wind but can’t tell where it comes from or where it is going, so you can’t explain how people are born of the Spirit.” (John 3:8, NLT)
These are the words of Jesus. The working of the Holy Spirit is like the wind; we cannot see it or control it, but we see its effects.
God can do anything he wants. He cannot be put in a box. When we are born of the Spirit of God, he opens our spiritual eyes so we can see and understand his Word, but we do not always have a clear picture as to how this is accomplished.
We are born by the Spirit, not by the will of man. God has chosen us to go and bear fruit for the expansion of his kingdom in order to bring glory to himself.
Oh, how we want the Spirit to move greatly in our life so we can be productive in the kingdom of the Lord! We want to be like the seed that produces a huge crop, as in the parable of the sower in Matthew 13:23: “But the seed falling on good soil refers to someone who hears the word and understands it. This is the one who produces a crop, yielding a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown” (NIV).
Just as we see manifestations of the wind when we see a flag waving in the breeze, we see manifestations of the Spirit in the lives of people through the changes he brings and through the work he accomplishes in and through them.
Communion with the Holy Spirit is critical for being able to experience Son Power. Time in God’s word is crucial to our understanding. We may not understand how the Holy Spirit moves and works, but we can experience him just the same.
Talk to God
Yes, Father, help me to be more effective in planting your Word in my heart, so I will not be barren in my knowledge of you. I know I need more than head knowledge in order to live the Son-Powered life. Amen.