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Saturday, January 19, 2013

43. Breathing the Breath of Life


“And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.”     (Genesis 2:7)

 

Jesus Christ talked about the life, the abundant life, “…I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.” (John 10:10b). We continually, in our day by day moments, need to acknowledge that the true life in Him is the life breathing breath of God in the vessel that bears our name.

Without Him, I understand that I am nothing, but in Him, He is everything. Daily submission to Him in His will is the first, the second, and the last thing that I need to do.

I have lived a life in want and in need. I have heard the old, old stories of conventional and traditional mindsets. I have seen that traditional ways of looking and searching over the scriptures and then trying to live out His life in service only makes me tired, weary, and in greater need. I have seen the plight of the religious and understand why it doesn’t work.

In Him, I find Truth. In the denying of the totality of my self, I find His life. This denying of self is not the denying of things, nor the part and partial giving up of what I choose to give up. This denying of self is not just giving up of the bad and the worst of me, but it is the giving up of all that is me, the bad, the good, and the best of me.

If He has chosen me to be His disciple, then it is the only thing I can do, and that is, submit my self to Him and become the new creation that He has chosen me to be. He, then, by the power of His Holy Spirit, breathes his new life into me. The breath of God is True Life and True Living.

Breathe Him in, and breathe out the breath of Life!

 

 

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