Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Let me begin this first blog with a little background. I am owner of the on-line store MessianicJudaica.com. I have been a practicing Messianic Jewish Believer for 15 years. And yet, I am constantly learning more and more and growing in my faith. Praise the L-rd! This post is focused on the Breath of Life. A friend of mine stated during a prayer, "thank you for giving us bodies that move." Wow. As I pondered that thought, I marveled at the fact that not only can I move my body, but that when I wake up in the morning, I am breathing! Yes, the L-rd has seen fit to give me another day. I can get up, hug my children and my husband. I am able to speak and think. I am so blessed! I know this may seem a trivial thing to acknowledge, but really, I think it is very important to remember these basic and fundamental gifts the L-rd has provided to all of us. In the world we live in with a slowing, if not failing economy, with all the rise in crime, and the decline in family values, the spread of pagan rituals, the persecution of believers and missionaries, and so many other things I have yet to mention, we are still blessed. Because the L-rd chose to breathe into our bodies the day we were born. "Then the LORD God formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being." - Genesis 2:7 This means that whether you are a christian or messianic believer, agnostic, athiest, Jew or Gentile, you were given the breath of life by G-d. So remember, this the next time you wake up and find yourself still breathing. Praise the L-rd! Count your blessings and thank Him! Because a thankful heart is a happy one.