Take A Breather

“Then the Lord God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life” Gen 2:7

The fast paced, relentless duties of life often cause us to declare with a sigh, “I need a breather.” We may be voicing more truth than we realize!breather

Medical researchers have discovered that for virtually every person who works – whether at physically demanding manual labor or intellectually demanding white collar labor – performance levels improve when a person breathes properly.  Good breathing is defined as regular, deep, and slow. The opposite – shallow, rapid, and uneven – is a sure signto most physicians that something is seriously wrong. Good breathing is essential for good health. It supplies oxygen to the bloodstream, which is vital for the functioning of all bodily organs, especially the heart and brain.

The Scriptures tell us God breathes His life in us both physically aWe do well to take a periodic breather in the Lord’s presence. When we do, we find the rhythm of our lives evens out. We find our spirits are refreshed and renewed at a level deeper that the superficiality of our daily routine. Pause to receive from the Lord, and see if you don’t find yourself slowing down and releasing the tensions of fear, frustration and futility. You will be able to think more clearly, God’s love can flow more freely, and creative ideas will begin to fill your mind.  Take a breather! Inhale deeply of His goodness, strength, and love.nd spiritually. Jesus breathed upon His disciples to impart the Holy Spirit to them. (see John 20:22) The early church experienced the Holy Spirit as a rushing mighty wind – a manifestation of the breath of God. (see Acts 2:1-2) Today in our personal lives, an awareness of the Spirit of God working in us is often experienced as a fresh breeze, one that cleanses and revives us in every part of our being. The word ‘inspiration’ literally means to have the things of the spirit put into us.


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