Breathe Your breath of life on me!
Take away the darkness that you see!
Enter into the secret chambers of my soul.
Lord, I want to be made whole!
Words of a praise song. Author unknown.
After a previous post (‘Come To The Waters’), Val in our Fellowship said “Thank you, as I started to read your message the words came ‘Breathe your Breath of Life in me, take away the darkness that you see...’” It is beautiful when the Holy Spirit sparks these connections, because it blesses the body of Christ. And it immediately inspired me to look further at the link and connection that Val shared.
And ‘inspired’ I realise is the right word. Our Lord is inspiration, because He breathes His life into us. ‘Inspiration’ means ‘the drawing in of breath, inhalation’, which allows us to see that when He breathes His Life, we must ‘inhale’ deeply, to receive what His Holy Spirit is speaking. Breath, breathing — the very thing which keeps us alive is intimately interconnected on different planes of existence. It works on the natural and the spiritual.
This shows us — as we shall return to in more depth later — that the relationship between body, soul and spirit is not three separate experiences, but rather a singular journey into the realisation of the deepest relationship with Jesus, one that affects every fibre, every aspect, every atom of who we are.
Breathe your breath of life in me, my Heavenly Father; this day and every day… and help me to inhale Your life completely.
MEDITATE ON THESE THINGS
And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.
BREATHE ON ME BREATH OF GOD — St Laurence’s Church, Chorley
(this is not the song referred to in the meditation.)
‘PRAYER REQUIRES SILENCE’
IF WE ONLY take as answers those that are visible to our senses, we are in a very elementary condition of grace.
[from ‘If Ye Shall Ask’ by Oswald Chambers]
LISTEN TO THIS MEDITATION HERE
COMING NEXT… #520 CAN THESE BONES LIVE?
MEDITATE ON THESE THINGS…
Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things. The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you.
GEORGE and GILL STEWART