Breath of Life
“Then the Lord God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature.” (Genesis 2:7)
God’s breath is in every Word He spoke. With every word spoken, we breathe. With that being said, it shows me just how much power our words have. We need oxygen to survive, and we need spiritual oxygen to breathe through the stresses of life.
It is God’s breath, His Word, that breathes life into us. With a deeper relationship with Him, we are able to fight off the forces of evil. Scripture equips us with the mind to walk through adversity. It provides us with the strength needed when we are depleted and have grown weary from our circumstances.
As I watched life be slowly taken from two of my sons, I witnessed the light of God’s love fill their spirits. Their acceptance and obedience to God grew stronger as their bodies grew weaker. They allowed God to use them as visual vessels of His love for others to grow deeper in their own faith.
Many were able to see in both Trent and Leo, the reflection of God’s grace and faithfulness. They were able to see that it is not our bodies that grow stronger and carry over to the next life. God grooms our character and our souls to stand beside Him in our spirit for all of eternity.
Feed your mind with God’s Word. Let the Holy Spirit wash over you. Breathe in the breath of God, and exhale your light for others to find their way to Him.