We often say True Worship should be as Natural as Breathing. Therefore, the next logical step is “I Breathe, therefore I Worship.” If we practice that approach and become aware of each breath in a more conscious way, as a literal opportunity to worship, I think we will be able to see life from a very different perspective.
“LET EVERY BREATH BE AN ACT OF TRUE WORSHIP”
Practice right now.
1. Stand or sit up straight.
2. Take a deep breath slowly in….feel the breath of God, the Ruach of God, the Holy Spirit of God charging every cell and tissue of your body with life giving oxygen. Then slowly release the breath, letting all negative feelings, thoughts drain out of your system.
3. Repeat again at least 2 more times, in the Name of the Father, in the Name of the Son and in the Name of the Holy Spirit.
That all sounds so wonderful, in theory, so cleansing….. and yet in everyday life, it all flutters away and we are left huffing and puffing. So filled with our angers, frustrations and resentments that we can’t breath!!!! Much less worship!!!!!!
What can we do?
We have to start where we are, with our breath…..
Psalm 150:6 says “Let everything that has breath, praise the Lord” This is the conscious act. Our willful and sometimes stumbling effort to obey. “I will bless the Lord AT ALL TIMES, his praise shall CONTINUALLY be in my mouth.”
As we continue along the painful path of patient obedience, worshiping not because we feel like it, no worshiping ….just because……. Then comes the Holy Spirit, the Ruach Breath of God, the Mighty Rushing Wind of the Spirit and we are undone.
Ezekiel 37 says:
9Then he said to me, “Speak a prophetic message to the winds, son of man. Speak a prophetic message and say, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: Come, O breath (Ruach Breath of God), from the four winds! Breathe into these dead bodies so they may live again.’”
10So I spoke the message as he commanded me, and breath came into their bodies. They all came to life and stood up on their feet—a great army.