I was reading an interesting article that someone posted on Pinterest the other day. It was about how to run a marathon on a windy day. The writer expressed: Instead of pushing yourself too hard to hit a certain pace and accumulating too much fatigue too soon in your run, run by effort. Yes, you may run a few seconds per mile slower, but you will be able to finish your workout strong with the same physiological effects as intended. Basically what she said was “just go with the wind and don’t resist it.”
I was out for my run on this windy Monday and reminding myself of Laura’s advice on not resisting the wind. As we change over into the month of March, we will not be able to resist the wind either, but we will have to just go with it.
Often the presence of the Holy Spirit is depicted as the wind. When the fresh winds of the Holy Spirit begin to blow upon our lives, it is also best if we don’t resist Him, but just go with it!
I read an article the other day where the writer expressed his/her opinion that one of the lies in the church today is that the Holy Spirit is a gentlemen and He will not force Himself upon you. I have referred to the Holy Spirit as a gentlemen just in the past few weeks. The article was quite balanced in that the author expressed that as gentle as the Holy Spirit can be, He can also come in like a lion and take over! I agree that this balanced approach to the Holy Spirit is good. The other puts a limit on what we think God can do (or wants to do.)
As I was out running today and thinking about this concept, I believe that the Holy Spirit comes in upon our invitation to Him when we pray the salvation prayer. Some people have a gentle salvation experience, yet others feel Him come in like a lion and some even receive some serious, spontaneous deliverance or receive their prayer language immediately! That’s our Roaring Lion of Judah if you ask me! The point is to allow Holy Spirit the latitude to do what He needs to do and when He needs to do it. When His winds of change blow, it is always good. No need to resist.
If you are resisting the winds of change in your own life, allow Holy Spirit to do what is necessary to shift you into the new season He is calling you into. He may be asking you to pick something new up or lay something old down. Allow Him the latitude to gently shift you or to take over completely, shaking everything up and rocking your world for your ultimate good!
I was hearing the song by Jesus Culture called Mighty Breath of God in my spirit during my run and wanted to attach the link here from Youtube.com. It’s speaks of allowing the Holy Spirit to move in power and grace. Enjoy and be blessed.