Psalm 104:29 Thou hidest thy face, they are troubled: thou takest away their breath, they die, and return to their dust.
Where does all life come from? “Neither is worshipped with men’s hands, as though He needed anything, seeing He giveth to all life, and breath, and all things.” (Acts 17:25) Our life, all of it, comes from our Creator. Adam did not have life until Jehovah Elohim breathed into his nostrils the breath of life (Genesis 2:7). Oh how shallow are our thoughts of how dependent we are upon the life-giving breath of God! Neither writer nor reader would be able to finish writing or reading this blog if God chose to call our spirits back to Him. Farfetched you say? What says Scripture? “Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.” (Ecclesiastes 12:7) Beloved, we are totally dependent upon our God for everything! We cannot survive independent of His grace and life-giving Spirit.
This awareness of our next breath coming from God should cause us to rethink Who is really in charge. Amazingly enough, God gives us a choice. We can choose to use the next breath that He gives us to live however we want, say whatever comes into our minds, or we can use that next breath to live for Christ and speak things that honor Him. After all, does He not watch us? Does He not listen to us talk? “Understand, ye brutish among the people: and ye fools, when will ye be wise? He that planted the ear, shall he not hear? He that formed the eye, shall he not see?” (Psalm 94:8,9) Oh may The Spirit of God cause us to be ever so conscious of God’s Almighty presence at all times. We would not be wherever we are physically right now if God did not give us our next breath.
Thank You, Father, for not only breathing life into my body, but into my soul, through Your Son, my Savior, Jesus Christ.