"Let It Whip!" (John 3:8) The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit.
We MUST allow the Spirit of God to have His way! Why? Because there's no controlling a gale force that cannot be seen or apprehended by human hands. The only real option for those born of the Spirit is to bend into the wind and just LET IT WHIP! This is a good because children of God regularly need a good whipping, if you can catch it in the 3-D realm.
On a cherished car ride earlier this morning, my Pitbull named Tyson stuck his head out the window as usual to enjoy the fresh air and found that it was mighty cold. I observed him allow himself to be buffeted and overtaken by the cold wind as it whipped his ears back and caused him to stagger just a little. He tried to break away from the open window a couple of times but each time, he was COMPELLED to come back! He couldn't stay away but instinctively recognized the gift and leaned in further to maintain his stance. Watching this made me realize that we can learn a lesson or two from a Pitbull about spiritual tenacity: 1) lean into the Wind & 2) enjoy the ride! Selah.
Master of the wind and the waves, we praise You for the power of the Holy Spirit blowing in our lives today. We willingly yield all efforts to control that which is essentially uncontrollable. Amen.