Winds of Change

When the storms of life come, the wicked are whirled away, but the godly have a lasting foundation. – Proverbs 10:25

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Don’t just come like a slight breeze,
stirring my hair but not my spirit.

Don’t cool the air with a draft,
sliding under the door to chill the coals of my fire.

Don’t puff or gust a stronger wind,
attention-getting in power but dying out when it’s hardly begun.

Don’t send a flurry,
with gusts that show more of an illusion of movement than any actual change.

Don’t allow a hurricane,
in which the eye might lull me into complacency while the floods douse my flame.

No, what I want, Lord…
what I
really want is this…

Forego all those,
that just won’t do.

Blow. Me. Away.

Father God, I want nothing less than all You have to teach me, no matter what that brings my way. I trust You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen…

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10 Comments on “Winds of Change

    • Blessings to you, too, Christiana! Happy Friday! Heart Hugs, Shelly <3

  1. Hi Shelly! I really like your prayer, especially the fervent “blow me away.” What a great image! I think we would all like to surrounded, filled and flowing with the Holy Spirit. What great works we could do for him then.
    I think The Lord loves a prayer filled with energy, and this sure is one. I join you in praying to be blown away 🙂

    Have a blessed Friday,

    • Thanks, Ceil! You always bless me. Heart Hugs, Shelly <3

    • What a sweet prayer, Joanne! Yes! I pray the same for you! Love and Heart Hugs, Shelly <3

  2. Beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing! I don’t think I’ve heard this song. (Oh wait, it’s playing now… maybe I have, but it’s been a while! Didn’t recognize it until the chorus.) Feeling blessed! <3 Thanks for joining the Christian Fellowship Friday linkup!
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    • I look forward to it, DaLynn! Thanks for blessing me with your comment! Heart Hugs, Shelly <3

  3. Oh Shelly- you are SO courageous~!
    Being willing to go where He sends is not for the timid~!
    There was a time in my life when God granted me my dream home. A stunning prayer-garden was built. I loved that place SO MUCH.

    BUT God.

    One time when I was standing on the porch looking up to the hills, His spirit moved on me and out of my mouth came these words: Lord, I’d give it all up to be in the centre of Your will.

    Within 2 months I had a new home, new job, new church !~ People simply didn’t understand and the church I left cut all contact with me.


    had new plans for me and the year after the move was one of the happiest of my life- and the year after that saw a new home, job and church again- and I am in the 7th year now of being so incredibly grateful to God that He moved on me that evening- He didn’t want me ‘comfortable” – He challenged me to a lot of new growth that has seen me more content than ever before, with the immense JOY of knowing He is fulifilling HIS plans and purposes in my life-and I’m loving it.

    I will watch and see where He will take you next dear Shelly- knowing it will be onwards and upwards in HIM~!

    • He always has better plans for us if we are willing to follow! Love your story, Mary! You have a brave, true heart. Love you! Heart Hugs, Shelly <3

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