See Grandma, my eyes are really dark blue....not big brown ones like daddy

See Grandma, my eyes are really dark blue....not big brown ones like daddy

Ryan and friend

Ryan and friend
Mommy, Daddy, I'm saying Hi to Grandma?

This one is for you, Grandma!


soccer with determination and no airplane distractions

Thursday, August 8, 2013

The Sound of a Gentle Breeze

What is the sound of a gentle breeze?

The bible tells us in 3Kingdoms 19:12 "After the fire there will be a sound of a gentle breeze, and the Lord will be there."

We learn from the Orthodox Study Bible notations, that "The Holy Spirit is (a great and powerful wind) manifests His grace in a variety of ways in prayer. In Some He "rends the mountains" of sinful passions and "shatters the rocks"of hardened hearts. In others, He is like "an earthquake," which is an inward sense of jubilation of exultation. Yet in others, He is a non material fire. Finally, in others He is "a gentle breeze," which occurs when Christ comes to dwell in the heart."

To hear the sound of a gentle breeze requires a state of quietness. A state of peace. This world has become so loud and full of clutter, it has us in a state of running. Have you ever heard the expression "Be Quiet and know that I am God?" Why all the focus on the outer man? Is that not anything but a distraction? Lowliness taught in word and in deed and humility by Jesus should be our goal. Ephesians 4:1-2  "I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called, with all lowliness and gentleness, with long suffering, bearing with one another in love, endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace."

Ephesians 3:17-19 "that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.

The sound of a gentle breeze is achieved through the love of Christ. Find "peace" in your life, and you will acquire the sound of God. 

Clutter in your life gets in the way with a relationship with God. Acquiring things can become obsessive, obstacles, road blocks to the finding of peace. Instead, you will find the rush of madness, sickness and suffering, anything but peace of mind. It becomes a vicious cycle.

It should not matter if your rich or poor, short or tall, or what others say or think about you because Christ carries us beyond our "petty" and worldly personal concerns, instead, try to focus on those who need us and our love. Yet today, it seems all about us and who offends us? It's all about "us"period.

1Peter3:3-4 Do not let your adornment be merely outward--Rather let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God."

There "will be" a sound of a gentle breeze.  It "will be " the voice of the Lord. 

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