Every Breath You Take
I returned from a trip to Pittsburgh yesterday, 05/29/2013. When I got home finally I realized that I had forgotten my CPAP machine in my daughter’s boyfriend’s mother’s car. For those of you who don’t know what a CPAP machine does, it helps one who suffers from sleep apnea. I can’t sleep without it because I will stop breathing for periods of time. When I realized that I had forgotten my machine I prayed before trying to sleep. I awoke several times because my snoring, a symptom of sleep apnea, was so loud it woke me up. The last time, however, I awoke gasping for breath and it felt like I was being suffocated. It was during this time that this word from the Lord was dropped into my spirit. ” You are the air I breathe and the breath that I take”,. While this may seem insignificant to some, it was words of life to me. I remember that I was battling in prayer using the aforementioned phrase as my declaration of faith. I went back to sleep, awaking a few more times but then finally not awaking until morning. That day, while driving in my car what song should be playing on the radio when I turned it on but, ” Breathe”, by Michael W Smith. Coincidence? I think not. The realization is that the same God who gave breath to Adam holds my every breath in His hands and He is the air I breath.
When Jesus arose from the dead, he breathed on His disciples imparting the Holy Spirit to them.
Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, so I am sending you.” After he had said this, he breathed on the disciples and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit.
The only 2 times where I know of in the Bible where God breathed life into man was in Genesis and in John as stated above.