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The Wind is Blowin’ Again

“Celebrate what you’ve accomplished, but raise the bar a little higher each time you succeed.” 

 
                                                                                  ~ Mia Hamm

 
With the arrival of Jesus, the Messiah, that fateful dilemma is resolved. Those who enter into Christ’s being-here-for-us no longer have to live under a continuous, low-lying black cloud. A new power is in operation. The Spirit of life in Christ, like a strong wind, has magnificently cleared the air, freeing you from a fated lifetime of brutal tyranny at the hands of sin and death.
                                                                                       ~ Romans 8:1-2
 
     On the east coast, it feels as if the wind has been blowing since September. It is coming from the west, it comes from the north east, it seems to come from everywhere.
      It has felled trees, and blown many a thing to a new location.  And yet, each time I hear the roar of the wind, I hear and old song from my days in the Assemblies of God.  
 
The Wind is Blowin’ Again – Lanny Wolfe Trio
      The world is changing, and the wind is the Spirit of God blowing through our lives and towns, our counties, our world.  I am inspired to change things at work, at home, well, everywhere!  Not crazy changes, for the most part, but radical changes in some ways.  The changes force me to raise the bar and stretch myself.
      How is the wind affecting you?  This representation of the Spirit of life in Christ? What air has the breath of God cleared, prepared, given you a new place to which you can aspire?
      Enjoy the still between “fronts,” as you set the bar higher, let God set the bar higher for the next round.
 
Lord, help me to ride the wind of your cleansing breath.
 
Because of Him,
Linda
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