He is our Oxygen.
He gave us the Breath of Life.
From His Spirit to ours.
In through the airways of Adam…
…down through Abraham, Isaac, Jacob….
….to David…to Jesus….to you & me….
Our breath that is in our lungs right at this very moment is from Him.
Yes, he is closer than our breath.
“Then ADONAI, God, formed Adam from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, so that he became a living being.”
Oxygen, on it’s own, does not equal life. Machines can breath for us but it does not equal life 100% of the time. When we give CPR, our breath given to another does not equal life 100% of the time. The timing of when the breath of life enters or leaves us and our spirit is truly up to the Lord.
Therefore, if we are alive, it must be because God has given us His breath.
Take a moment to pause. Breath slowly. Big deep breaths. Those are His given to you. If you have this moment, that means you have Him breathing life into you. You must choose how you are going to spend those deep intimate breaths. Will you choose Him who gives you life?
Choose today whom you will serve.
Choose Him who gives eternal life.
Will you dedicate each precious breath to Him? He is calling us to be Holy by becoming whole in Him. Turn from your choices that have only led to decay. Turn to Him and give Him your broken pieces. He can put you back together again. I know this because He continues to put me back together, everyday.
He makes ALL things New! He doesn’t forsake us. He doesn’t forget us. He loves you more than you know. He cares for you, deeply. He cares for you wholeheartedly. He doesn’t do things halfway. He does them all the way, purposefully. You were created for a purpose, a Holy purpose. Be sanctified in Him. Carry out and fulfill your purpose that you were created for. Don’t be afraid.
& I am speaking to myself here.
I whisper these words to the depths of me as much as I whisper them to the depths of you.
brother, sister, friend, neighbor….may we never ever ever ever be afraid of anyone nor anything ever again.
We have nothing to fear.
With all of us, every breath, every moment, our whole hearts, minds, spirits, souls, bodies, come running to our sweet beautiful amazing forgiving merciful just powerful holy holy holy Jesus.
& once we join in intimacy with Him, sealed by the Holy Spirit, may we remember but never turn back.
May we never even look back.
Yes, you heard right.
We are called to remember what He has saved us from and restored us to. We are called to remember His saving help BUT we are commanded to never look back.
Looking back ushers in double mindedness, regret, sadness, longing, desire for the old while walking towards the new.
But if we only seek His face as we look forward & instead remember His kindness & power, it ushers in thankfulness and a growing confidence in who we worship.
We worship the King of Kings, Lord of Lords, Maker of Heaven and earth, who would stop at nothing to rescue us when we need rescuing which we so desperately need. We worship the One who cried, “How long have I wanted to gather you as a hen gathers her chickens” and who said, “It is good.” after He first created us, who fashioned us fearfully and wonderfully in His image & likeness, and who laid down His own life willingly for the unwilling and willing alike because for God so loved the WORLD that He gave His only unique Son so that we could CHOOSE to give our every breath to Him and come into eternal holy intimacy with Him.