So many people are slowly asphyxiating…they are suffocating. Why? Because they are not “breathing.” To pray is to breathe, and people are not praying, so they are spiritually dying…or maybe they have never really lived. No more can the body do without oxygen can the soul do without prayer…without breathing in God’s life. Prayer is an opening of our hearts to God who already dwells within us. Praying allows us further connection and understanding of the spiritual world….then our spiritual radar starts to get tuned and tweaked to God’s settings. We then receive His communications without so much clutter and interference…life becomes easier and more fulfilling…we become more Christ-like as we know and follow Him more.
Pray deeply, breathe easily. Pray shallow, choke fearfully. Your choice.
I praise and honor You my Lord. I know You have created and are creating everything. Even though I believe in You, at times I cannot breathe. I struggle for air like a swimmer that has gone too deep and now I am rushing to the surface for that gasp of air. Today I feel like I will not make it to the top. I am learning now that You are my only source of air, my constant source of air…of “life.” Infuse me with Your Holy Spirit Lord, help me regularly dedicate time to breathe You more deeply into my heart. Amen
What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?
1 Corinthians 6:19
All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
For what nation is there so great, who hath God so nigh unto them, as the LORD our God is in all things that we call upon him for?