Giving God his breath back.

Worship is simply giving God his breath back. Louie Giglio

Good Monday Morning to this week 18 of 2019

Yes!

God breathes in many ways:

God’s Word
God’s Breath of Life
God’s Creative Power
God’s Spirit

God breathed life in us when He formed us “breathed” life into man  and our worship to Him is returning that life back with our Worship 

We acknowledge that what we bring to God, came from Him. It’s never ours. We were created by Him for Him.

The “breath of God” is often mentioned in the Bible in various contexts. Sometimes it’s referring to the human spirit, the breath of life, sometimes it’s a metaphor for the will and activity of God and sometimes it refers to the Holy Spirit.  

 

But like with many very good statements, there is also a problem.

God never lost His breath!

God is not dependent upon us. He is not out-of-breath. Our worship does not add to God’s worth. That would be as impossible as throwing a lit match onto the Sun, and seeing if it raised its temperature. God is completely and independently glorious.

Our adoration and worship of Him actually brings our hearts into alignment with Him rather than some romanticized idea of our giving God His breath back.

When Christians genuinely worship, God’s breath is able to be spread in more places, in more hearts.

The earth was formless and void, and darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the waters. Genesis 1:2

By the word of the Lord the heavens were made, their starry host by the breath of his mouth. Psalm 33:6

By His breath the heavens are cleared; His hand has pierced the fleeing serpent.
Job 26:13

“The Spirit of God has made me, And the breath of the Almighty gives me life.
Job 33:4

” It is a spirit in man, And the breath of the Almighty gives them understanding.
Job 32:8

A hymn by A.B. Simpson describes the experience of breathing in God by prayer. The final verse says:

I am breathing every moment,
Drawing all my life from Thee;
Breath by breath I live upon Thee,
Lord, Thy Spirit breathe in me.

Or a personal prayer of M. Gretchen speaking of the breath of God:

“I am the breath that steadies the heartbeat of your life. I am the breath that sustains you. My breath lifts you above the littered terrain that causes you to stumble when you live in the lowly state of unbelief and fear.

God breathes His Holy Spirit into us.
We need the breath of life, the human spirit to live.
Our spirit needs the Breath of God, the Holy Spirit, to live.
With this His breath we are blessed and filled, to that filling we can only return with singing: Our God is an awesome God with all the “breath” we have we worship you!

Wishing you a good week, with your lungs filled with the breath of God!

Philemon

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