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Wind Of The Spirit 

One morning, while I was praying, I glanced out my window and saw a lone dandelion plant. It was simply a long hollow stalk with a white hairy head full of seeds. There were no leaves and nothing particularly attractive about it. This plant was merely waiting for the wind to blow and disperse the seeds far and wide.  The Lord created and designed the dandelion plant to propagate and survive thousands of years. How wonderful is His creation!


Observing the dandelion, I am reminded of God's people carrying the seeds of His word. When the wind of the Holy Spirit blows, these seeds are scattered far and wide. Wherever they find fertile soil in the hearts of individuals, they will grow and produce a bountiful crop. This dispersal of His life-giving word throughout human history for thousands of years is what transforms lives and creates His ekklesia, His chosen people, this royal priesthood.


Mark 16: 15 He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. 

Matthew 28:19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely, I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”


We all are called to preach the good news to all creation. And as we go, He goes with us. His Spirit empowers us as we preach, teach, and show that He is risen and alive today and is coming back soon.


The dandelion is the dread of every gardener and the delight of herb lovers. To one, it is a pesky weed, uninvited and unwanted, while to the other, it is a valuable herb with numerous benefits. I have a friend who is a passionate advocate of this bitter herb and has even dedicated pots in her garden to grow it. Whenever we meet, she eagerly shares how much the dandelion has benefited her and the friends she recommended it to. I tried incorporating it into my diet for a few weeks but eventually gave up. 


2 Corinthians 2: 15 For we are to God the pleasing aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing. 16 To the one we are an aroma that brings death; to the other, an aroma that brings life. And who is equal to such a task? 17 Unlike so many, we do not peddle the word of God for profit. On the contrary, in Christ we speak before God with sincerity, as those sent from God.


To God, we are the aroma of Christ, spreading His fragrance wherever we share His word. The term "peddle" means to sell something by traveling from place to place or to promote an idea or view widely and persistently.


We are all sent to preach the good news. Wherever you are planted right now, let the wind of the Holy Spirit carry the seeds of His word far and wide, as you preach the good news. Often, you may not realize the ripple effect of your sharing, as it transforms lives even in distant shores and bears fruit for years to come. As the saying goes, "You can count the seeds in an apple, but you cannot count the apples that come from a seed."


Blessings

Xandria

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