Tuesday, November 11, 2014

The Wind and The Spirit

DA 173  "While the wind is itself invisible, it produces effects that are seen and felt.  So the work of the Spirit upon the soul will reveal itself in every act of him who has felt its saving power.  When the Spirit of God takes possession of the heart, it transforms the life.  Sinful thoughts are put away, evil deeds are renounced; love humility, and peace take the place of anger, envy ,and strife.  Joy takes the place of sadness, and the countenance reflects the light of heaven.  No one sees the hand that lifts the burden, or beholds the light descend from the courts above.  The blessing comes when by faith the soul surrenders itself to God.  Then that power which no human eye can see creates a new being in the image of God.
It is impossible for finite minds to comprehend the work of redemption.  Its mystery exceeds human knowledge; yet he who passes from death to life realizes that it is a divine reality.  The beginning of redemption we may know here through a personal experience.  Its results reach through the eternal ages."

I am so very thankful for the Holy Spirit's work in my life and God's love and grace to continue working in my life.  It's true, we can't comprehend the work of redemption but we can experience it.  That much I know, and I have tried to figure out how it came about but it is impossible.  We must just trust to His power and love in our lives and it does happen, I can vouch for that.  Keep trusting and your life will change and then one of these days you will all of a sudden see what God has been doing, without your help or your knowledge.  Grandma Joan

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