This Is The Air I Breathe


The Spirit of God has made me; the breath of the Almighty gives me life. (Job 33:4)

Thought for the day:

I read a devotion written by Phil Maynard in his book: Discipler that moved me.

This is the air I breathe. This is the air I breathe. Your holy presence, living in me.
This is my daily bread. This is my daily bread. Your very Word spoken to me.
And I, I’m desperate for you. And I, I’m desperate for you.

These lyrics, by Marie Barnett, brought back a flood of memories! I used to sing this song with a passion that brought me into the presence of God. Think about it!

Have you ever been underwater, desperately needing to breathe, scrambling to clear the water before you burst? Remember, the burning in your lungs, as they use up the last dregs of oxygen? And then as you break the surface of the water, that huge gulp of air that makes everything ok? How sweet that moment is!

The gift of life God provides comes most vibrantly through the air we breathe. God’s presence permeating the core of our being giving life to these mortal bodies.

Prayer for the day:

Heavenly Father, help me learn live life breathing in Your holy presence as easily as I breathe in air. Amen.