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  • Breathe

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

    Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.
    1 Corinthians 6:19‭-‬20 ESV

    Michael W. Smith released “Breathe” in 2001 that was written by songwriters Liam Howe, Tahliah Barnett, and Timmaz Zolleyn. With lyrics like “I’m desperate for you”, “Your holy presence living in me”, and “Your very word spoken to me” — it’s clear that this song is about something much deeper than church attendance, quoting scripture and following a moral compass for day to day living.

    This song is about intimacy with God. It is about an abiding relationship that generates a fire in our bones and a thirst for closeness with our bridegroom, Christ Jesus.

    That might sound very odd and peculiar to both the rigid religious practitioner and the wild lost rebel, but that is what sets The Way apart from “religions”. Others might choose wise men with wise words and advice that are long ago dead and turned to lifeless dust in the ground — but our Lord not only overcame death and sin and rose again in both body and spirit — He lives in us. Not just metaphorically in our memories (like a lost friend or relative), but truly as a companion, teacher, and a close friend.

    I don’t ask you to join my religious organization. I don’t ask you to send your money. I don’t ask you to abide by my guidelines. I don’t even ask you to call me teacher. I’m telling you about THE TEACHER that you can know for yourself personally and closely and intimately. I’m telling you about a breath of life that can be breathed into you by Almighty God to bring you into a life abundant with the fruit of His Spirit that tastes of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, gentleness, faithfulness, and self-control. I’m telling you about a miracle where men and women are born again to lives of purpose, of service, of building up and encouraging others instead of tearing them down — and a life free from shame and guilt and treating their own selves down anymore.

    Yes, it sounds crazy at face value. What’s the angle? Where’s the catch? What is this fool trying to sell me? What is He going to ask me to do?

    It is free. Free free free free.

    I know you hear that from commercials and advertisements these days and or is always a lie and a marketing attempt to eventually separate you from your money or your time.

    I’m not here to convince you. I’m just here to tell you that it is true. I know what Jesus has done for me, and I just have to celebrate and praise Him for it. I know some might hear and believe and be changed, and I know that some will refuse, and that’s between you and God.

    I just have to praise and worship, and if you want to listen, sing along, or join me in worship — deep, personal intimate worship of the Lord God Almighty who is worthy of praise and honor and glory — you choose to do what you are drawn to do. God bless you and yours, and glory be to God! Amen!

    Then he said to me, “Prophesy to the breath; prophesy, son of man, and say to the breath, Thus says the Lord God : Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe on these slain, that they may live.” So I prophesied as he commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they lived and stood on their feet, an exceedingly great army.
    Ezekiel 37:9‭-‬10 ESV

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  1. Amen! Abundant blessings on you and your family as you follow Him and His presence!

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