Reflections4Life™ March 22, 2020
“Then He said to me, “Prophesy to the breath, prophesy, son of man, and say to the breath, ‘Thus says the Lord God, “Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe on these slain, that they come to life.”’ Ezekiel 37:9
Inhale. Exhale. Inhale. Exhale. Did you know there was a proper way to breathe? That, you can release stress, gain energy, clear your mind with just the way you breathe.
I decree that today’s Reflections bring comfort and peace to your heart and mind. May it be a continued source of encouragement and inspiration. Meditate on the goodness of God and allow Him to breathe into you a new life, along with His peace and joy. May His cleansing breath wash all fears, heartaches, and pains away, as He restores.
As the world continues to face the devastating effects of COVOID-19; the loss of life, the loss of a sense of freedom, the change in how we live from day to day; it feels like we are collectively holding our breath, too afraid to exhale, for fear of what is coming next.
Did you ever realize how often we hinder our breathing when we are under pressure? How many times have we told someone to breathe when hit with something traumatic? Because it is at that moment that most of us feel like the breath has been taken from us. That, perhaps holding our breath will stop whatever is happening from continuing.
I have been there countless times. Your heart is aching so badly. Your brain is tumbling from all that has occurred. You can't seem to get a hold of your thoughts and what to do next. Our world is besieged right now by an evil entity in the form of a pandemic that is claiming lives at an alarming rate, and changing everything about the way we currently live. Yet, it is not something that the world hasn’t faced before nor something that the Bible did not speak of; a warning to believers.
Breathe, Beloveds. Take a deep breath, hold it, exhale slowly, and then repeat. As trite, as that may sound to some right now; breathe in the strength and calmness of God. Allow Him to relax your mind and direct your path. Because, without a clear mind, chaos ensues, and will only make matters worse, not better. We need a clear heart and mind to hear God’s instructions.
Meditation is a wonderful way to work on our breathing and learning to clear our minds. In the word of God, it tells us to meditate on his word day and night. Meditate on the goodness and promises of God.
Do not meditate on the problems facing you. Meditate on the One who can solve them. Breathe in His goodness and mercy. Let His peace envelop you. We carry so many burdens in our hearts. We hold onto so much fear, trepidation, and anger. It's time to let it all go. It is time to inhale the peace of God and exhale the worries and the chaos and start following the instructions of God. This is more than a pandemic; this is a wakeup call for the children of God to get back in alignment with the heavenly Father. To, repent so God may heal our land. (2 Chronicles 7:14)
My Beloveds, I decree that the spirit of peace and prosperity has found permanent rest in your lives. I pray that every good thing that God has ordained for your life will become evident to you. When a crisis hits, and the enemy is attacking, take a moment and breathe. Take slow, cleansing breaths and let the calmness of God overwhelm you. Breathe, my friend. Breathe. You are blessed. Now go…and be a blessing.
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