Then the Lord God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature. Genesis 2:7 ESV
Have you ever asked yourself, “Why am I here? What is my purpose? Do I even have a purpose?” God has never wondered these things about you.
There was a moment after the skies were filled with stars and the waters were full of swimming things when all of creation paused. Dust filled the Creator’s hands as He fashioned His finest masterpiece. All of heaven watched in anticipation as every detail was put into place.
Perhaps, God momentarily stepped back to admire this final element of creation. What a moment it must have been when the Creator stared into the eyes of the man created in His own image. Much like He had hovered over the face of the waters only days before, God now hovered over the face of the fearfully and wonderfully made man. As a hush fell over the heavens, God drew near to man and breathed the very breath of God into him. There, at that moment, is when man truly lived.
You and I are walking around with God breath in our lungs. The Hebrew word is neshamah. It includes the breath that is essential for human life but, also, encompasses so much more. When God breathes He imparts inspiration, intellect, soul, and spirit. We were created to do more than exist. We were fashioned for far more than mere survival. We were divinely designed with a holy purpose.
We have God breath within us.
Inhale (Meditation): It’s almost more than our human minds can comprehend. But, just for a moment, let’s ponder the preciousness of a God who breathes into His people.
Exhale (Application): Let’s not waste a single God breath on gossip, anger, bitterness, or jealousy (Ephesians 4:29.) Instead, may we strive to make every breath count for the betterment of His kingdom.
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