The Gift of His Breath of Life

The moment that we are born something so miraculous happens. Well, there are a number of miraculous things that are happening at that moment, but that first burst of air we take into our lungs when we are born is so incredibly amazing. Our Creator, God, made us so intricately that while we are being formed in our mother’s womb we can receive all the oxygen that we need through her. But the instant we are born our little lungs begin to breathe on their own. Some of us might need a little assistance to get going but eventually we get the hang of it.

God made you and I in His image. His breath is also referred to in His Word as His Spirit. Just as God is three persons in One, God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit…so are we…three in one. We were formed by God to have a body, a soul and a spirit. It can seem a little complicated at first but when we understand that as God breathes into us the breath of life at the moment of our birth we begin our journey on earth to make our way back to God.

When our soul makes the decision to receive Christ as our Savior, His Holy Spirit begins His work to help our spirit grow closer and more intimate with His. It is a beautiful process of restoration that only our God could do. And it all began with His breath. Genesis 2:7 (NLT) tells us, “Then the Lord God formed the man from the dust of the ground. He breathed the breath of life into the man’s nostrils, and the man became a living person.”

God has given us the gift of His breath of Life. 

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