Search me, O God and know my heart; try me and know my anxious thoughts; and see if there be any hurtful way in me, and lead me in the everlasting way. (NASV)
John 3:5-8 Jesus answered “Truly, truly, I say to you unless one is born of water and the spirit he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not marvel that I said unto you ‘You must be born again’. The wind blows where it wishes and you hear the sound of it, but do not know where it comes from and where it is going; so is everyone who is born of the Spirit.” (NASV)
As I studied these verse the last few days I realized that God’s spirit is like the wind. In our day in and day out activities we see God sending messages of His love and hope to all of us. How we receive and process these messages depends on our desire to leave the darkness and come to the light. The longer someone put off this journey the darker the darkness becomes in our life. The reason to stay in the darkness to hide the wicked deeds that are there. The Spirit is like the wind. We do not know where it is coming from or in which direction it is going, but we know it is there.
It is the leading of the Spirit that will take us into the kingdom of God. As David wrote in these verses ” Search me and know my heart” is an invitation for the Spirit to enter our live. As the wind is always moving around us, so is the Spirit of God moving all around each and every one of us. The nature of the first birth leaves us already judged for the sinful nature that exist in everyone, and that judgement is death and being outside the kingdom of God. It is only believing in the gift of God’s only begotten Son that the forgiveness of this sinful nature takes place in a person’s life. Once the heart is opened and the Spirit of God enters, real transformation of a life will takes place. Just as a child born of the flesh grows physically, so must the child born of the Spirit grow into a spiritual witness for Christ.