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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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A Mighty Wind

Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind.  
                                                                      ~ Seneca
 

 

 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
 
Mothers Day brought a mighty wind. 
It blew blue haired, lace stockinged moms
sun-dressed, barebacked moms,
mother-daughter pairs in too short shorts,
hair wrapped moms,
stand-in dads,
bless-ed aunts,
a plethora of children,
and those who wanted for them.
 
It blew the petals from 
past-bloom tulips, flame red and yellow
in our path, chocolate ice-cream drips
from an over-packed cone
and an under-quick tongue.
 
The sparkle came from moistened
eyes, pregnant good-byes,
warming words, longing sighs,
mothers gone, children far
and near, meals shared.
 
Some say it was the mighty wind 
blew through Mothers Day.
I say the wind began with You.

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Hold Me Fast, Lord

Hold Me Fast, Lord
by Linda Trott Dickman

It takes a flip of wind
and everything can change.
A devil in the dust
our visions re-arrange.

A sudden furious gale,
hard pushed the other way,
and our noble intent
a child’s balloon awry.

A gust, we shield our eyes
our feet unsure at best.
Now it’s raining sideways
surely this, a test.

A wisp of worried prayer
a momentary plea
the wind inside is slowed
my eyes are fixed on Thee.

All at once it stops
a breeze comes through the pine.
All at once I know
I am wholly Thine.

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