Under an almost leafless tree, you will find me parked in my car at lunch.
On most days.
Today was one of those days.
As I was sitting there, mulling over the fact that I could not enjoy the sunshine and breeze that was evidently going on by the stirring of the grass and limbs of the tree—because I had to “work” inside all day, it hit me. Like the sunshine beaming down.
Why not? Why can’t you, for just this moment in time, roll down your window and feel the breeze blowing and feel the sun’s warmth?
Well, duh! I can roll my window down! How simple would that be! And for just these few moments, enjoy the weather provided.
With not another minute to lose in my mully-grubbing heart, I rolled down all four windows and the breeze instantly rushed in, carrying with it the sweet promise from heaven–His love.
His love can be felt anytime we make ourselves open to Him. Available to Him.
How often do we sit inside our lives with the windows of our soul rolled up tight–refusing to breathe the freshness of the Holy Spirit? I have found myself in such condition. Breathing in only the stale -stagnate air of flesh. The air that depresses and even kills the spirit man.
But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that, having been justified by his grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life. Titus 3:4-7 NIV
I believe that the enemy of our lives wants us to keep the windows of our heart rolled up tightly against the love that HE so lavishly affords us! Through the gift of His grace, we are heirs in Christ Jesus! All the reason in the world to keep those windows rolled down and breathe in His gifts! Life eternal! Life divine!
Are your windows open?
Are you breathing in His Holy Spirit?
What are some things that block the Holy Spirit from penetrating our lives?
© The Knightly News 2007-2010
This post was originally written by me for The Internet Cafe`–where you will find your cup of devotion for the day! Used by permission.
February 6th, 2010 at 9:21 am
I LOVE this good word! Amen. Amen. And Amen!!!
February 6th, 2010 at 9:31 am
Hey, Angie! I'm a girl that love, love, loves to roll the windows down and feel the wind blow and the warmth of the sunshine as I drive on a beautiful day. Because of that, this analogy spoke volumes to me this morning. Thank you! Have a great weekend.
February 6th, 2010 at 10:52 am
WOW…what a great post Angie.
I'm learning the older I get that I NEED to keep the windows of my heart rolled ALL the way down. For in doing so….God's able to do SO much.
Far to often in my past I kept the windows opened a crack…..and often the life lessons I had to continue to learn and go through often seemed overwhelming. I've since learned that God knows what is good and best for my life…so I'm letting him ALL in!
February 6th, 2010 at 12:21 pm
The windows of my heart are open, sweet friend..I do NOT want to miss a moment of HIS presence.
February 6th, 2010 at 1:14 pm
OH…to roll down the windows…I long for that! 😉
I am glad the Holy Spirit is around for all seasons and is always warm.
February 6th, 2010 at 2:15 pm
My windows are open sis, loving you.
February 6th, 2010 at 2:30 pm
Oh Girlfriend, that post simply blew me away!!!
Oh Yes, Let the Sunshine in… face it with a Grin!!
Opening the windows and letting the Sonlight in!!
February 6th, 2010 at 4:34 pm
Nice post Angie .SO glad you felt the breeze.
February 6th, 2010 at 7:43 pm
I SO needed to read this today! I need to roll my window down.
February 7th, 2010 at 9:01 am
What a great post! I can almost feel the breeze you describe. I thing fear and doubt rob us from the acknowledgement of the Spirit's presence in us.
February 7th, 2010 at 3:22 pm
What another great analogy!! I have a senior resident who will open her patio door to let the cold Michigan air in to breathe, cause she cant get out when its snowy and cold out. Breathing in the fresh air she needs to feel alive she say's. Yes we need to breathe in the Holy Spirit to be alive, great post my friend:) Have a Blessed week:)
February 7th, 2010 at 5:33 pm
Hey Angie, Love how God showed up to you on that day… beautiful!
Hope you are doing well. You're not going to believe who I ran into today… Marsha! She walked in our Starbucks! David and I were on our date… so he took a picture of the two of us together. I posted it on my facebook!
February 10th, 2010 at 3:14 pm
This says it all:
“His love can be felt anytime we make ourselves open to Him. Available to Him.”
The key words: open and available.
Refreshing in HIM.
March 10th, 2010 at 1:42 am
Beautiful sharing…open the windows wide!