‘Breathe on Me, Breath of God’ – April 6, 2020

2020-04-06     

‘Breathe on Me, Breath of God’

Then he said to me, “Prophesy to the breath; prophesy, son of man, and say to it, ‘This is what the Sovereign LORD says: Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe into these slain, that they may live.'” So I prophesied as he commanded me, and breath entered them; they came to life and stood up on their feet — a vast army. Ezekiel 37:9-10

In the Garden of Eden Adam was perfectly formed, but he had no life. He ‘had it all together’, but he wasn’t going anywhere until God’s Spirit breathed into him. Then he started walking with God, taking initiative, and fulfilling his purpose in life. You say, ‘I need what God breathed into Adam that day.’ And you can have it! Think about Ezekiel’s Valley of Dry Bones. They were dead and in disarray. If that describes your life right now, there’s good news. When God breathed into those bones they came to life, stood up, and became a force to be reckoned with. Notice that the Spirit of God came from ‘the four winds’, or the four corners of the earth. That means there’s no place where His Spirit can’t reach you if you’re available to Him. Notice also that when the Spirit of God came into Ezekiel’s valley, broken things were mended and dead things brought back to life. And God wants to do the same for you! Notice what else took place: a ‘shaking’ (v. 7). That’s standard procedure with God. Before He uses you, He shakes up your comfort zone, your proven methods, and your set-in-concrete ideas. Your past is no problem for Him, because His eyes are on your future. So come into His presence today and pray,

Prayer
Heavenly Father, Breathe on me, Breath of God. Fill me with life anew. That I may love what You love, and do what You would do. In Jesus’ Name, Amen

2 comments

  1. Thank you for sending your messages every day. Like today, you bring words of encouragement from God’s Word to move us to action. Also, I like hearing about your comfort dogs. Our 16 month old Honey golden is a beautiful creature. I heard about you from Alan Zachariah who is working with us on a comprehensive campaign at Lutheran Island Camp in Otter Tail County, MN. We had to close camp and lay off 8 staff as our summer is in jeopardy. May God bless your ministry.

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