Good morning, Precious and Beloved Family:
On my drive into work this morning, I was listening to my favorite radio station. A song by Zauntee came on entitled “Oxygen.” The words of the song just washed over me.
There is so much truth and testimony in that song. Jesus is the Breath of Life and I can’t live without him. My purpose and identity are completely wrapped up in my relationship with the Lord and the calling and purpose he placed on my life.
In the Gospel of John, Jesus appeared to the disciples after his resurrection. He had them in a room and breathed his spirit into them and gave them instructions on how to live. It is His breath that gives us purpose and direction. Without God’s direction and Holy Oxygen, how will we know how to please Him? That is why I love Zauntee’s song so much.
Scriptures to Live By…
New International Version
Jesus Appears to His Disciples
19 On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jewish leaders, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” 20 After he said this, he showed them his hands and side. The disciples were overjoyed when they saw the Lord.
21 Again Jesus said, “Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.”
22 And with that he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit.
Songs of Thankful and Praise…
Family, our identification is in Christ alone. Ask the Lord to breathe His Holy Spirit inside of you so that you may work in unison with the will of God.
There is nothing more frustrating that to feel like your life has no purpose or direction. It is the Holy Spirit that is holding your life’s mission and direction if you choose to accept it.
I love you with the amazing and everlasting love of our Lord and Savior, Jesus, The Christ. It is in His name that I lift up this devotional. May we walk in obedience and love. Amen
Your sister in Christ,
Rev. Marcia Davis