About Breathe

Spirituality is nothing other than making space in our lives for God.

In the beginning of Genesis, “a wind from God” swept over the waters.  The wind is the Spirit of God (Genesis 1:2).

How did the lump of clay we once knew as “Adam” come to life?  God “breathed” life into him (Genesis 2:7).

In Exodus, God’s breath blows back the waters of the Red Sea to create safe passage for the Israelites fleeing the Egyptians (Exodus 14:21)

In Ezekiel, when the prophet saw the valley of dry bones and wondered, “Can these bones live?”  God said, “Tell the bones I am about to put my breath in you” (Ezekiel 37:5).

After the resurrection, Jesus breathes on his disciples and says, “Receive the Holy Spirit” (John 20:22).

And in Acts, the Apostles knew that God was at work in and around them because they heard a sound “like the howling of a fierce wind” (Acts 2:2).

The word for “Spirit” in Hebrew, Greek and Latin means “breath” or “wind.”

Put your hands on your diaphragm.  Now breathe in, a long, deep breath.  What happened to your diaphragm?  It pulls down, which creates a vacuum in your lungs.  What goes into that vacuum?  Air.  The regular movement of your diaphragm creates space in your lungs for breath, wind, air, life.

Spirituality is nothing other than making space in our lives for God.

Through this blog, I invite you to create sacred space for the Holy in your life, to stop, to breathe, and to know deep in your bones that

You are a blessed, beloved, beautiful child of God in whom Christ dwells and delights, and by the power of the Holy Spirit, you live safely and securely in a kingdom that has no end.

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