Food for ThoughtEcclesiastes 11:5 Wind
Food for Thought
An Guide to Kingdom Living. True Christian living requires us to live according to Kingdom standards which bring Heaven to earth

By Marni Montanez

Ecclesiastes 11:5 New Life Version

5. Just as you do not know the path of the wind or how the bones are made of a child yet to be born, so you do not know the work of God Who makes all things.

The more we mature in Christ, the clearer we see our limitations.  The wind, referred to in this verse is the Spirit of God.  The Holy Spirit is a force that moves swiftly throughout our lives, accomplishing things we could not accomplish in our own efforts.  He is one with the Father and moves with great ease and power.   We cannot see Him and many times we do not even detect Him.  He weaves an intricate pattern of prosperity, healing and purpose as we surrender to His wisdom and strength. God works the same way in the womb of a mother who is pregnant with child.   The baby is carefully formed and every part mindfully put together for God's pleasure. There are no mistakes in the womb.  God is present in that small, dark place. as He is manifesting His tapestry of beauty in that one life.  His work has no equal and when we were being formed in the womb, God looked upon each baby as unique and individual.  It is a powerful display of His love. 

We face the same unknowing as we pursue relationship and understanding in our walk.   God works with great attention to every detail of our lives.  Mysteriously, He uses what seems to be the most meaningless and painful of circumstances to shape the plans and future He has for us.  He does not answer to us nor does He make excuses for what He must do or allow in order to align our journey with His will.   

Our past and all that seems dark and hopeless is what thrusts us forward into the destiny God has for us.  

Challenge:  God knows all things.   He knows the whys and whats and hows of our path. He knows what each our choices will bring into our future.  We have a choice to believe He knows what He is doing and to trust that what we are experiencing is not only temporary, but necessary. 

God bless


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lamb-rightThe purpose of this series is to encourage people to live as loving, compassionate, and peacemaking children of God: Jesus tells us to pray, "Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven." (Matthew 6:10) God tells us through Micah (6:8), "He has told you, O man, what is good; And what does the Lord require of you But to do justice, to love kindness, And to walk humbly with your God." And we know from Revelation 21:4 that there will be no more mourning, or crying, or pain, or death. Thus, Christian living requires us to set the standards of these conditions here on earth for our fellow human beings, and for the other animals, as a witness to the rest of the world. To do otherwise is not Christian.