Are You Pressing Forward by Your Own Strength or by His Spirit?
When Nicodemus came to Jesus by night (see the Bible, John 3:1-11), the Lord revealed an important secret to him: “‘The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit.’” (see John 3:8)
As you know, there are two main types of boats: motorboats and sailboats.
Motorboats have to rely on their own energy. They are generally loud and harmful to the environment. Sailboats, however, rely on the breath of the wind to move forward.
As a child of God, you are like a sailboat ... you need to “catch the wind,” the wind of the Spirit! You have to let it push you in order to move forward.
You have a choice: You can count on your own strength and wisdom, or you can rely on the Spirit of God. Just between us, relying on the Spirit of God is much better. :-)
It is possible to do everything through Him. Jesus said, “‘But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.’” (see the Bible, Acts 1:8)
Believe this with all of your heart ... you can do all things through Christ who strengthens you!
Thanks for existing!