Breath of God

 

We often give no thought to areas of our lives that we feel comfortable or secure in, such as the use of our eyes, feet, hands, mind or breath. I remember the night I went to the hospital how difficult it actually was to breath and how I only could take short half breaths. Even the short breaths were filled with congestion and I was on the verge of suffocating.

Once in the hospital I had no mental energy to focus on anything other than survival. I was hooked up to my bi pap breathing machine for most of my stay and the only way to communicate my needs was to spell words on the floor with my toe. Communicating with your toe is challenging enough but not being able to breathe was beyond challenging it was impossible for me to overcome.

The day I was discharged from the hospital I remember pondering the breath of God and as I was deep in thought His presence began to love and comfort me. God than spoke a word to me saying it was Him that was doing the breathing for me. This word overwhelmed me, I didn’t even have the power to breathe on my own, my lungs didn’t even produce breath, it was all God, and it was His breath. I no longer had to figure out how to breathe, God was doing the breathing for me! Wow! How great is our God!

Not only does God give breath, but He also breaths the breath of life for us, (Gen 2:7). Not just one time when we are born but continually while we live and move and exist on the earth, (Acts 17:28).

How wonderful it is to know that because Jesus is alive and giving me breath, anything is now possible in my body, including miracles! “I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me” Gal 2:20.

2 Responses to “Breath of God”

  1. Patricia Ferrer Says:

    Scott, your faith and strength prevails! Pat and Bruce

  2. Juergen Duetsch Says:

    You are an encouragement. Recently, my niece Dana was hit by a drunk driver on Highway 167 in Puyallup on December 9th, 2008. The drunk driver crossed three lanes of traffic. He wound up with a broken foot. My niece had both legs broken (may be in wheel chair for some time). She is still in Tacoma General Hospital. She had life threatening injuries including a fractured skull, a broken eye socket and broken jaw and the vertrebal artery was damaged. She had surgery to repair her eye socket and jaw which went well. However, after surgery she was not responding. We put her on our church prayer list via the website and people around the country have been praying for her. I believe the prayers are working and continuing to work. Just Sunday, I believe it was Sunday, her mom shouted, “Dana, you are in the hospital, give us a thumbs up if you can hear me and understand. She gave TWO THUMBS UP. Praise God. They think she didn’t respond at first because she may have had stroke (one that she is able to recover from.) The bible teaches, “and whatsoever we ask we receive of him, because we keep his commandments and do the things that are pleasing in his sight.” – 1John 3:22. “…pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The supplication of a righteous man availeth much in its working.” – James 5:16. So for our prayers to be more powerful we must heed these teachings of God’s Word. If you would like to be put on our prayer list, please email me. Again you are truly an example of faithful endurance. God Bless you Scott. In Christ, Juergen

    PS There is no way Dana should have survived that car accident (her car was totaled). We believe in praying for our loved ones. We pray for you and your family every day and also in church. May all believers pray for one another. PTL

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