She said, "Perhaps this is why we long to be the wind?" She quoted John 3:8.
"The wind blows where it wishes...." That would be our general tendency, would it not? We have an understood bloggy joke about being a 'whirling dervish,' but that's all based on the reality of our lives, isn't it?
"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."
There's more here. Jesus actually said this when He was talking with Nicodemus about being born again. Nicodemus kept asking 'How?' Jesus said by the Spirit, which works like the wind.
We can't see Him, but the presence of the Holy Spirit in the believer is undeniable. How else could we discern truth or direction? How would we know if we were being our own wind or if we were following God's will? And just as we can't control the wind, we can't control the work of the Holy Spirit either. God is in charge of both.
But, we can ask to be filled with the Holy Spirit. We can ask God to bring the winds of change that can transform us. We can ask God for the winds of renewal to unfurl the sails taking us in the direction He wants us to go. We can ask God for the winds of encouragement, to help us press on with gust-o!
The Answer, my friends, is blowin' in the wind.... as surely as He creates it.
God infuses us with the breath of life, and we are truly alive when we know that He commands the winds and carries us by His Spirit.