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Friday, December 4, 2009

The Air That I Breathe

Under an almost leafless tree, you will find me parked in my car at lunch.

On most days.

Today was one of those days.

As I was sitting there, mulling over the fact that I could not enjoy the sunshine and breeze that was evidently going on by the stirring of the grass and limbs of the tree---because I had to "work" inside all day, it hit me. Like the sunshine beaming down.

Why not? Why can't you, for just this moment in time, roll down your window and feel the breeze blowing and feel the sun's warmth?

Well, duh! I can roll my window down! How simple would that be! And for just these few moments, enjoy the weather provided.

With not another minute to lose in my mully-grubbing heart, I rolled down all four windows and the breeze instantly rushed in, carrying with it the sweet promise from heaven--His love.

His love can be felt anytime we make ourselves open to Him. Available to Him.

How often do we sit inside our lives with the windows of our soul rolled up tight--refusing to breathe the freshness of the Holy Spirit? I have found myself in such condition. Breathing in only the stale -stagnate air of flesh. The air that depresses and even kills the spirit man.

But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that, having been justified by his grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life. Titus 3:4-7 NIV

I believe that the enemy of our lives wants us to keep the windows of our heart rolled up tightly against the love that HE so lavishly affords us! Through the gift of His grace, we are heirs in Christ Jesus! All the reason in the world to keep those windows rolled down and breathe in His gifts! Life eternal! Life divine!

Are your windows open?

Are you breathing in His Holy Spirit?

What are some things that block the Holy Spirit from penetrating our lives?

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Blogger Denise said...

Sweet sis, I am breathing Him in deeply. Be blessed, I love you.

December 4, 2009 at 3:41 AM  
Blogger Lynn said...

Anige, I started reading this and within the first paragraph I just knew it was you writing. You have such a voice of love for Jesus and it comes through in your writing in a very personal and warm way. Thank you. Thank you for serving the Lord and for always encouraging me. BIG hugs.

December 4, 2009 at 8:26 AM  
Blogger Freddae' said...

We need to trust God enough to let go of our fears and reservations and roll down our windows. Amen to your message!!!

December 4, 2009 at 10:11 AM  
Blogger Debbie said...

Thank you, I need to be reminded DAILY of this, I miss far too much of what He wants to give me, beacause I live life too fast, too busy and you are so right that is a lie of the enemy, He is there in every moment.

December 5, 2009 at 8:10 AM  
Blogger robinlynn said...

This was a very good reminder ... we all need them once in awhile. Just make the time to be still and breathe. Thanks.

December 5, 2009 at 1:28 PM  

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