November 12, 2010
“God! Hear our cry! Let Your winds blow upon us!” This is the cry of so many people, and more than likely, it is a cry you have also cried. But when those winds blow, it seems that we always cry to God to stop them. We might even go so far as to say that the circumstance we are experiencing is not of God at all.
God did not promise us an easy life, but He did promise that He would be with us (Matthew 28:20b). God did not promise us a comfortable life, but He did give us the Comforter (John 14:16).
Strong winds are necessary in our lives. God gives us the call to come and step out of the boat, look away from the storm around us, and fix our eyes on Him. His wind is a way of drawing us closer to Him.
God is forming and shaping us into His perfection. The wind of His breath blows and sweeps out the things that are not of Him so the eyes of our hearts may more clearly see His beauty.
“This phrase, ‘Yet once more,’ indicates the removal of things that are shaken—that is, things that have been made—in order that the things that cannot be shaken may remain. Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe, for our God is a consuming fire.” –Hebrews 12:27-29
~Lord, let Your winds blow upon us. We long to be more like You! Continue to make me more like You even though it may be painful at times. Potter, break this vessel and mold me into the beautiful art You long for me to be.~