Ready to Respond When the Spirit Moves

 

Photo Above: Christine Dima Following the Spirit’s Call to Doro Refugee Camp in South Sudan

Page Posted: 7/23/2018

 

“As Jesus most famously put it to that expert on the religious life, Nicodemus, “You know well enough how the wind blows this way and that. You hear it rustling through the trees, but you have no idea where it comes from or where it’s headed next. That’s the way it is with everyone ‘born from above’ by the wind of God, the Spirit of God” (John 3:8 THE MESSAGE)

The best we can do is to cultivate awareness, alertness, so that when the Wind blows we are there, ready to step into it—or not:

when the absurd command comes to distribute the meager five loaves and two fish to the crowd we are ready to obey—or not;

“when direction is given to wait with the 120 for the promise, we are ready to wait—or not;

when the invitation comes to “take…eat…drink,” we are ready to come to the supper—or not.”  Eugene H. Peterson

Excerpt From: Philip Yancey. “Church: Why Bother?.” iBooks.