Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Take a Deep Breath

Think with me for a moment: We read that God breathed into Adam and he became a living soul. Scientist tell us that when we take oxygen into our lungs it gets picked up by our blood stream and our heart pumps it through our entire body and nourishes every cell.

The definition of spirit is wind, breeze, or breath. We know God is a spirit- of the spirit world, not of earthly elements- but of another dimension that is invisible to our earthly eyes.

We also know that with his breath God spoke the words that created the world. The same breath he breathed into Adam. The same breath that brought fourth the words in the bible.

We can speak out those very words written long ago and speak the same words God spoke. In the beginning was the word and the word was with God and the word was God. Spirit, breath, words.

With his breath he spoke to Mary and she became pregnant, creating within her the man who would have God’s spirit pulsing through his veins. The blood that Jesus shed during his unjust beatings was full of the holy spirit of God.

We can praise God with our spoken words and sing with our breath and breathe into ourselves his very presence. His spirit can flow in our veins like oxygen. It can pool in the chambers of our hearts until it gets pumped and propelled throughout our bodies.

The same spirit that raised Christ from the dead can dwell in us.

As Michael W. Smith wrote: This is the air I breathe, your holy presence living in me. This is my daily bread, your very word spoken to me. And I’m lost without you. And I’m desperate for you.

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