Recently I was invited to join Clubhouse. If you aren’t familiar with it, Clubhouse is a new type of social platform where people from around the world come together to talk, listen and learn from each other in real-time. Today I happened upon Morning Muse, a daily writing prompt discussion. The room co-hosts were journalists, Yvette Walker and Judy-Anne Goldman. Yvette led the discussion with the prompt for the day: breathe. Below are a few of my thoughts.
I will start with the dictionary definition.
Breathing, the very thing that gives me life, I don’t think about. I just do it. I also go about my day not thinking that I have the power that raised Jesus from death living inside me. That's right, the power of the Holy Spirit, breathed onto the disciples by Christ, also lives in me. I have every intention of reading Scripture, breathed out by God, but sometimes the business of life takes precedence. My goal is to praise the Lord with every breath. Nonetheless, I fall short. Help me Lord to meditate on what the Bible tells me about the word breathe.
God breathes life into me (Genesis 2:7). Inhale. Exhale. Live.
Jesus breathed on the disciples for them to receive the Holy Spirit (John 20:21-22). Blow softly Lord but completely fill my soul with your Spirit.
Scripture is “breathed out” by God (2 Timothy 3:16). May I pause and rest in your Word today and everyday Lord. May I inhale your truth and exhale the lies of the world.
Everything with breath should praise the Lord (Psalm 150:6). May I feel free of restraints to worship you, Lord, in all I do, with every breath.
Thank you, Lord, for mercy and grace. Amen