Inaudible… But Very Loud!

As we all know, the wind is intangible… but definitely not silent!

A few months ago a very rare, no, unheard-of  tornado (and a DUAL tornado at that!) came within mere feet of my humble abode.  At 9:00 p.m. no less.  (If you want to experience something truly ethereal, have a double-tornado pass right in front of your bedroom window at night, in pitch darkness.  It wasn’t scary, but was one of the most interesting moments and events of my entire life.)  But it doesn’t take something even a tenth of that to know that the wind isn’t silent.  Hence the common term “howling wind” we’ve all heard hundreds of times.

No, the wind definitely isn’t always silent… and neither is the Holy Spirit!

Inaudible?  Yes.  For He speaks through the Bible.  I.e., the Bible “does His talking for Him” – the Bible is the Holy Spirit’s voice as it were.

Intangible?  Yes.  The Holy Spirit is a, um, s-p-i-r-i-t and therefore, by definition and nature, inherently intangible.

Yet I find that the Holy Spirit is often quite LOUDIf we truly take the time and wield the wisdom to simply listen for His gentle yet unmistakable and indeed inescapable leading and frequent proddings.  Which are every bit as tangible as when we feel the wind blow on our faces or bodies.

This has probably been the number one area of life about which the Lord through the Bible has been teaching and convicting then empowering me in my daily life, in my day-to-day walk with Him.

Things like music and TV and radio and hobbies aren’t (necessarily) bad in and of themselves (and when managed properly can indeed be very positive, reap great results) – bunless they come before or interfere with the things of God including and in many ways especially the free-will capacity we give the Holy Spirit to get through to us on an ongoing basis.

Believe me, He is very, very, very, very willing and ready to do just that, but will never, ever violate a person’s free will (definitely more on that in a future post, some very powerful takeaways) so it’s up to each of us to voluntarily “make way”, to “make a clear path” for His inaudible-but-loud communications to our hearts/minds.

  • “The wind blows where it wishes and you hear the sound of it … so is everyone who is born of the Spirit.” (John 3:8)
  • “And suddenly a noise like a violent rushing wind came from heaven, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting.” (Acts 2:2)

Yes, the Holy Spirit is like the wind.  And – as you’ll see for yourself, with your own eyes, in the coming months and years via this website and related YouTube ChannelBible memory is like a wind tunnel.