“The wind blows wherever it will, and you hear the sound it makes, but do not know where it comes from and where it is going. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.” (John 3:8)
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 to do. 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 of the Spirit, not by the will of man. He has chosen us to go and bear fruit for the expansion of his kingdom in order to bring glory to himself. We want the Spirit to move greatly in our life so we can be productive in the kingdom of the God. We want to be like the seed that produces a huge crop, as in the parable that Jesus told of the sower and the seed: “But as for the seed sown on good soil, this is the person who hears the word and understands. He bears fruit, yielding a hundred, sixty, or thirty times what was sown” (Matthew 13:23).
Just as we see the manifestation of the wind when we see a flag waving in the breeze, we see a manifestation of the Spirit in the lives of people through the changes he brings and through the work he accomplishes in and through them.
Being born of the Holy Spirit is critical for our being able to experience Son Power in our lives. 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.
Today, ask yourself:
What work of the Holy Spirit do I see in my life and
in those around me?