My sister-in-law, Mary, shared the following on her social media page. I like it and think it is thought provoking and worth pondering
Love the explanation about the motorboat and a sailboat.
Are you pressing forward by your own strength or by His Spirit?
When Nicodemus came to Jesus by night (see John 3:1-11), the Lord revealed an important secret to him.
John 3:8 CSB
The wind blows where it pleases, and you hear its sound, but you don't know where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit
As you know, there are two main types of boats: motorboats and sailboats. Motorboats have to rely on their own energy. They are generally loud and harmful to the environment. Sailboats, however, rely on the breath of the wind to move forward.
As a child of God, you are like a sailboat. You need to “catch the wind” - the wind of the Spirit! You have to let it push you in order to move forward.
You have a choice: you can count on your own strength and wisdom, or you can rely on the Spirit of God. Just between us, relying on the Spirit of God is much better. 🙂
It is possible to do everything through Him. Jesus said in Acts 1:8 (CSB), But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come on you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.
Until next time...enjoy the journey!