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
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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.