Church should be windy!

Church needs to be windy — overflowing with the blowing of God’s Spirit. The stale air of this world needs to be refreshed by the windy city of God. Hierarchy and institutionalism take the wind out of the body of Christ. Too many Christians have never gotten wind of the glorious prsence of the living Jesus. O for windblown churches!

Learn to enjoy the windy weather of God’s Spirit. It’s time for Christ-followers to run with the wind! Let’s get off the religious rail and begin to soar and sail. I love it when I’m blowing in the Spirit’s wind, getting carried away by the presence of the risen Jesus.

If you’re never blown away in church that’s a sign that the Holy Spirit is being quenched there. The sound of systematized, structured religion should never be a substitute for the sound of the blowing of God’s Spirit. People caught up in a religious system tend to see the wind of the Spirit as an irritation.

If you hide your heart deep in a cave you won’t be able to hear the sound of the wind of God’s Spirit. Open your heart and turn your face to the wind of God’s Spirit. Let the wind of the Spirit free up your soul the way that wind reshapes your hair. Follow the living Jesus down the windy road where God’s Spirit freely blows.

The old wineskins of religious practices or human effort will burst if they open up to the blowing of the wind of the Spirit that releases heart-to-heart friendship and intimacy with the risen Jesus. Windy Spirit-led behavior doesn’t conform to religious institutionalism but breaks out into the glory of God! Churches too often knock the Spirit’s wind out of their members.

Churches are often compromised by looking for government favor and political advantage. Instead they need to follow the wind of the Spirit. Read the Bible with the risen Jesus and let Him teach it to you.

Learn to bend
Like a tree
And dance
In the wind
Of God’s Spirit.

“The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.” “Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting.”

Jesus loves to send
The power of His wind.
To lead you from within
By the presence of His Spirit.
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About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences in non-traditional church, called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia." If you need encouragement, search for: Elephants Encouraging The Room and/or check out my Amazon author page. Thank you!
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