Today's Gospel: John 3:1-8
I can completely relate to Nicodemus in this gospel. Sometimes I try so hard to fully understand the words of Jesus and my little mind just doesn’t always get it. When I feel that frustration I realize it’s time to call on the Holy Spirit. He is the divine interpreter and sometimes He brings insight and understanding and sometimes His answer is, I’ll show you later.
In my speaking, teaching and writing I’m constantly relying on the Holy Spirit to swoosh in and do the work for me. Being born in the Holy Spirit means constantly asking to be flooded again and again, and the more we ask, the more He comes and the more alive we become.
In Hebrew, spirit and wind are the same word. The Spirit of God can change the course of our days, our words and our hearts much like the wind can change the course of a sailboat. We can’t control the Holy Spirit any more than a sailor can control the wind, but we are called to invite the Holy Spirit into our life and be open to the ways He wants to redirect and bless us. When I’m unsure and need to make sure I’m doing things His way I say these words, “Come Holy Spirit, come now, come as You wish!”
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What things are you are busy trying to control or manage? Those struggles can make us tired and discouraged so where are the places you can invite the Spirit of God to rush in and bring direction, peace and rebirth?
Lord, I ask you to send your Holy Spirit so I may be strengthened in my discipleship and reborn in my commitment to love and serve You.
Copyright 2020 Sheri Wohlfert
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About the Author
Sheri is a Catholic wife, mom, speaker and teacher. She uses her great sense of humor and her deep faith to help others discover the joy of being a child of God. Her roots are in Kansas but her home is in Michigan. The mission of her ministry is to encourage others to look at the simple ways we can all find God doing amazing things smack dab in the middle of the laundry, ball games, farm chores and the hundred other things we manage to cram into a day. Sheri also writes at JoyfulWords.org.