August 17, 2019
Dear Father in Heaven,
Thank You for Your Holy Spirit, Your holy presence living in me.
What a refreshing breath of life and joy I feel when I think of how Your Holy Spirit is filling me.
I long to experience the freshness of Your presence every moment of every day.
Thank You for loving me enough to create me, to give me breath and life, to provide for me and walk with me, for saving my soul and preparing an eternal home for me with You.
You are great and greatly to be praised.
Great is the Lord,
and greatly to be praised;
And His greatness is unsearchable.
I am blessed through You and privileged to come to You through my Savior Jesus Christ, in whose name I pray,
Reflecting on the Names and Nature of God
The Holy Spirit:
The Breath of God
As long as my breath is in me,
and the breath of God in my nostrils.
The Holy Spirit is the Breath of God. When the Father wants to give life to something, the Holy Spirit is breathed into it. The Holy Spirit was the Breath that God blew into the nostrils of Adam, giving him life. The Holy Spirit was the Breath of God that hovered over the waters when life was given during Creation (Genesis 1:2). The Breath of God blows like the wind over hills and oceans to give them life. The Holy Spirit is the Breath of God—the wind that blows where it wishes—to bring eternal life to those who believe in Jesus (John 3:7-8). Let the Holy Spirit breathe new life into you today.
Holy Spirit, I need new enthusiasm to worship and serve You. Breathe new excitement and anticipation into me. Blow Your new life into me today.
The Holy Spirit is God’s Breath. Just as you must breathe air to exist, so you must breathe the Holy Spirit to have eternal life. Breathe the Holy Spirit for illumination when you are spiritually blind. Breathe the Holy Spirit for guidance when you don’t know what to do. Breathe the Holy Spirit for strength when you think you can’t go on. Breathe the Holy Spirit for encouragement when things fall apart. Let the Holy Spirit be the Air that you breathe.
Holy Spirit, I breathe You into my cluttered lungs. Clean out my selfish ways, and make me holy. Get rid of junk in my schedule, and make me spiritual. Holy Spirit, make me holy and make me spiritual, like You. Amen.