As I traveled through the plains of Illinois yesterday, I was awestruck by the size and number of these giant wind "mills"!   I took THIS picture out of the car window.  If size and numbers matter, there ought to be a lot of power generated on this plain.  I pulled over several miles down the road and took the picture below.  The sun was at a different angle, so the color is different...
Our sermon Sunday was on the Holy Spirit.  Our songs were of His power.  As I saw these wind turbines, I couldn't but help to think of God's power...a power I long to experience more and more...the power Paul prayed that we would know and experience:  I also pray that you will understand the incredible greatness of God’s power for us who believe him. This is the same mighty power  that raised Christ from the dead and seated him in the place of honor at God’s right hand in the heavenly realms. Ephesians 1:19-20 (New Living Translation)
Teach Me To Pray, Lord 
   1.Teach me to pray, Lord, teach me to pray;
This is my heart-cry, day unto day.
I long to know Thy will and Thy way;
Teach me to pray, Lord, teach me to pray.

2. Power in prayer, Lord, power in prayer!
Here 'mid earth's sin and sorrow and care,
Men lost and dying, souls in despair,
O give me power, power in prayer!

3. My weakened will, Lord, thou canst renew;
My sinful nature Thou canst subdue.
Fill me just now with power anew,
Power to pray and power to do!

4. Teach me to pray, Lord, teach me to pray;
Thou art my pattern day unto day.
Thou art my surety, now and for aye;
Teach me to pray, Lord, teach me to pray.

Refrain:  Living in Thee, Lord, and Thou in me,
Constant abiding, this is my plea;
Grant me Thy power, boundless and free,
Power with men and power with Thee.


  1. Those wind mills really ARE much larger than you would think when you get up closer to them. It's a mystery to me how they work, just like it is a mystery how the power of the Holy Spirit works. We can't see the wind, just the effects of it! To think that the same power that raised Christ from the dead also lives in US is mind boggling!
    Nice post, have a wonderful time, and keep us informed!

  2. Yes, the wonderful power and life and presence of the Holy Spirit! I saw the many windmills on our last trip west just a few weeks ago. It was amazing! There were hundreds in one place in Kansas, I believe. Such a sight. Wonderful thoughts on this post, keep up the good work!

  3. Beautiful song! And such a nice analogy!
    I am constantly amazed and in awe of the Power of God and how His Power works for Good in my life each day!
    God Bless!
    Love to you,

  4. They have been testing the area I live in for placement of these wind mills. They want to rent the land from the farmers.I do not think we can even imagine the full power of God.♥ Be safe on your trip and most of all...have FUN.:)

  5. Thanks for the reminder that we have power through our Lord!!

  6. So beautiful. It's silly but whenever I see those windmills, I feel like they are waving at me and the world in a friendly way and sometimes I wave back at them as we drive by...:)

  7. I'm thinking of myself as one of those turbines, standing in that field, alongside my brothers and sisters in Christ--fully churning with the fuel and inspiration of the Holy Spirit. Powerful imagery.


  8. Beautiful photos of the wind-powered mills, Rebecca!! I haven't seen many (if any ?? ) around here....but I know that I would whip out my camera if I did.
    We are having revival at our church this week...and I am soaking in every word. The power of the Spirit is the main focus of the messages....and I have learned that with the power of the Spirit, I can do soooo much more than I ever felt possible...not through me....NEVER anything I can do or will do...but through Him! Thank you for a lovely blog....

  9. This is a beautiful song...

    Here in the Northeast, these large windmills have become the norm.

    I am glad that we are realizing that He has provided everything we need to live!


  10. I am trying to experience God's powers more and more everyday! However, and this may sound crazy, I have a fear of those wind turbines, also pipe organs and hot air balloons! I know it sounds absolutely nuts, but it is what it is! So why didn't you stop by for some thrift shopping! Love Di ♥

  11. Those windmills are interesting--we saw them while traveling through Illinois a few months ago.
    I KNOW that we do not even begin to tap into the power that is available to us through Christ; when you think we have the same power available that raised our Lord from the dead. It's hard to wrap my mind around that.

  12. Oh, Rebecca!! Thank you for the beautiful reminder!! This was just perfect for me today! Just stopping by to give you my love! Hope you are well! ~Janine XO

  13. Great post...so speaks my heart also! Teach me to pray!!! We have these in Texas also...they are huge!


Writing a Song a Week #3

Writing a Song a Week #3
♪ I wait for the Lord; my soul waits and in his word I hope. My soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen for the morning ♪ (Psalm 130:5-6)