We Need A Good Wind Storm



“When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting.”

Acts 2:1–2


Laying in bed in the early hours of the morning I couldn’t sleep as the wind was howling outside and things were clanging and banging on our patio and all around our home. Hours earlier I was using a leaf blower on our patio to remove the inch or so of dirt that the wind had pinned up against our back patio. Trees had fallen on the golf course behind our home, the effects of the power and fury of a mighty rushing wind. It’s now the dawn of a new day and as the sun begins to illuminate the sky the wind it seems has wiped the slate clean. The horizon seems clearer today and the distant more in focus. Just some of the blessings the wind provides.

As I laid in bed a song came to my mind that was one of my favorite worship songs back when I met my wife not long after I had given my heart to the Lord. I loved listening to hear her sing as the worship team would lead us in this song as we stood worshipping the Lord togehter. It was a song titled, “Holy Wind” and it went like this, “Holy wind, my closest friend, fill me with Your light, Lamb of God my own true love, prepare me to be Your bride. Father of mercies, shelter me with Your wings, until you receive me in glory, when You come again.” Its a beautiful song that reminds me that even though I don’t see God, I can see the effects of God in the same way I don’t see the wind but I can hear it, feel it and watch the way it cleans and purifies, purges and uproots.

Every time we have a wind storm I always think of the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost. What an experience it must have been sitting there in that house, praying and seeking God when suddenly like a mighty rushing wind the Holy Spirit came and filled the whole house. Jesus told Nicodemus in John 3, “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.”

I can only imagine the wind must have been blowing when Nicodemus approached Jesus that night and in using the wind to explain how a person is born of the Spirit Jesus was telling Nicodemus that even though we cant see the wind, we can see the effect and the evidence of the wind. When the Holy Spirit blows through our lives so to speak, He cleanses us, He blows away the sin that so easily entangles us and fills us with the breath of life, the very power and the presence of God. Even meteorologists tell us the wind is good for our environment as it is a renewable resource.

Speaking of renewable energy, are you feeling lifeless today? Do the clouds seem to be hanging over head this morning? Do you need the refreshment of a gentle breeze? Pray and ask God to fill you afresh with His Spirit today. Invite the Holy Spirit to come to where you are and like a mighty rushing wind and purge out the pollution that the world seeks to taint our hearts and minds. Ask Jesus to fill you with the breath of life which in Scripture is another word for “wind” or “spirit”. If there is anything you and I need today more than anything, its a good Holy Ghost wind storm, a fresh visitation of God’s Spirit in our lives to refresh us and to empower us. If you have ever been tired then got your second wind you know the feeling that can be ours today in Christ. Thank God for wind storms!

“If a son asks for bread from any father among you, will he give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will he give him a serpent instead of a fish? Or if he asks for an egg, will he offer him a scorpion? If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him!”

Luke 11:11–13


I LOVE YOU!

Michael Osthimer

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