Sunday, March 20, 2016

Who Has Control?




The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit. John 3:8

March – kite flying season. I love the way the wind makes my kite dip and swirl and takes it almost out of sight. Sometimes the string breaks and takes my kite wherever it wants and I wonder where, and who sees.
We are a lot like kites. When we are without Christ, Satan pulls the strings and directs our lives. Like kites, we pull against the string and try to break away. Jesus told Nicodemus that the wind is like the Holy Spirit that comes into a person’s life without being seen and causes changes that takes a Christian in new unseen directions. It is the Holy Spirit through the power of Jesus Christ that breaks the bonds that tie us to sin. Only then can we be free to be carried by the Spirit to accomplish God’s purpose for our lives.
Is sin holding you down? Why not ask Jesus to forgive you and give you that new life of joy and peace that only He can give. Others will see and hear when the Holy Spirit directs your life. Your life may bring change to their life too.

Father, may we be directed by Your Holy Spirit, taking us in new directions for Your glory. In Jesus name. Amen.

Blessings for your week, 
Gail

Hey Kids:

Have your ever wondered where your kite or balloon went after its escape?
Here's an idea.
Get together with a group of friends and ask permission from your church to use the church's address for this experiment. (Your parents may not want you to divulge your home address).
Tie a note with a Bible verse or invitation to a kite or balloon. Be sure to include the address of your church. 
When the replies come in, use a map to find the distance your kite or balloon traveled. 
What direction did your kite or balloon travel? 
How long did it take to travel the distance? 
What kind of terrain or obstacles did it have to overcome? 
Be sure to follow up with the person(s) who were willing to answer your invitation. 
Perhaps you'll see a new face at church.  
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