BREATHE IN – BREATHE OUT

Good Morning!

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          Breathe on me breath of God – fill me with life anew, that I may love what thou does love and do what thou would do.     These words from an ancient hymn are still so poignantly true for us in 2019.

I have been considerably blessed in the  past week by an exercise program  – gentle exercises for seniors – .   This exercise is Tai Chi but in my heart and from my faith perspective, it is extraordinarily helpful and aligns with scripture.  Gen 2:7 God breathed life. Daniel 5:23   to  Belshazzar who had corrupted all holy things.  My God holds your breath in His Hands

Psm : 104:30

You can take away their breath and they die.   You send forth your Spirit and they are created.   You renew the face of the earth.

John 20:22    Jesus breathed on his disciples: Receive the Holy Spirit.

BUT….  They had to wait until the Upper Room and Pentecost Acts 1:13.  God the Holy Spirit came.   The Person of the Holy Spirit now resides in all who believe in Jesus Christ and what He did on the cross and surrender of  their lives to be ‘born-again’ and renewed for His Kingdom, now means the new life in the Spirit of God can be part of ALL OUR  LIFE. 

The simple exercise……….Sitting in a comfortable chair with your hands palm down in your lap, fingers lightly interlocking.

BREATH IN………… GOD!

Still breathing in bring your hands to chest height……..Turn your hands outwards and reach towards heaven gently breathing out…………(This is the perfect opportunity to breathe out all the troubles, hassels  – everything that is not of God.) …Look upwards and then return your hands to place them again gently on your lap.

Breathing in an out in this gentle fashion aids breathing and the gentle exercise is beneficial for body strength.

Ten times is considered a beneficial health routine but as a Holy Spiritual journey it can be part of daily prayers , meditation on the Word of God or simply worship of the Saviour. 

RUACH – BREATH OF GOD……….RENEW US………BRING NEW LIFE INTO OUR WHOLE BODY MIND AND SPIRIT –

In Jesus Name.   A-men.

About Faye

I m a wife, mother and grandmother. I have always enjoyed writing even from an early age. My book Beyond the Ashes has been written as a labour of love. All the characters are real to me and their story needed to be told. As a Christian my desire is to write General Fiction stories about real people but Hope and a desire for 'better' will always be part of the journey. I have had several short stories published over the years and moderate success in writing competitions. I realized as I was thinking today (30/01/15) that perhaps I should add here that I have had life experiences of many valley times but also many mountain top experiences. I can understand and be beside anyone who finds their life in tatters because I have 'been' there. Of course as I have got older as well there have been the added sorrows of losing not only older family members but also one by one finding the dearest of friends and the ones of greatest support and care also dying. On the site of rich mountains has been my certainty of the value of marriage and how grateful I am that after loss and sadness I made a happy and long-lasting marriage commitment. The one who was my best friend back then is still my best friend 45 years later. Beyond the Ashes touches upon the POWER of LOVE when folk can forget about their own personal 'feelings' and reach out in LOVE to a desperate and broken person.
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3 Responses to BREATHE IN – BREATHE OUT

  1. oneta hayes says:

    Keep me informed relating to this activity/exercise/devotion as it contributes to your growth in God. Interesting that you find if fascinating as a spiritual exercise. I’m not against it. But it just seems a bit like saying you are fasting when your real motivation is to lose weight. 😀 I’ve been on the fasting/dieting route on occasion.

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    • Faye says:

      Dear Oneta,
      Yes like you I have been looking for a gentle exercise program suitable for my age and life style. So many had a secondary agenda ie weight loss etc etc. Fasting and dieting (using a godly precept for another purpose). When I read a report on ‘ gentle exercises’ for over 75’s a Doctor responded (Dr Mosley is his name). He said .’I have looked at many and various programs but suggest that the most effective and strengthening of upper body is gentle Tai Chi. It has come out on top of much more strenuous exercises suitable for all elderly’. I printed out the beginners page which is the example I shared on Breathe in and Breathe out. It was called
      ‘reaching for the sky a gentle Tai Chi exercise.’ . I know that Tai Chi is Eastern in spirituality etc BUT………..I sat down to pray in my chair in the backyard and looked up to the clouds. As I began to pray I used my hands and body in the gentle way I shared.
      The ‘connection’ between My Saviour and myself in this way brought me rich spiritual blessing. I began to incorporate it into daily prayer. I have found from a physical standpoint flexibility of hands, arms, shoulders and neck seem to be improved. Without straining I can reach the higher shelves in my pantry which a few months ago was becoming more difficult. For me it is 100% spiritual but it does have physical benefits as well. (No, I do not believe I would ever lose weight…..but mentally and spiritually I am soaring). Blessings and love F.

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  2. peggyjoan42 says:

    Interesting post. I can tell how much you Love God. A person can think of God and worship God as they go through their day – whether it is exercise, house work. taking a walk, or simply sitting and relaxing. Nice post and I liked this very much.

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