Job 33:4, "The Spirit of God has made me;
the breath of the Almighty gives me life."
Psalm 39:5, "You have made my days a mere handbreadth;
the span of my years is as nothing before you.
Everyone is but a breath,
even those who seem secure."
Sometimes I stretch the limits on how long I can go without my air assistance. I feel drained and weak until I get that air pressure back in me and then it feels like I'm revived with energy. Our organs need oxygen to make them run correctly. Without oxygen, they struggle to keep up and to meet the demands we put on our bodies. How comparable is God to oxygen in our lives? Without either, we are doomed. We are nothing without His power, grace and mercy.
We are souls that live within that God-created body and our souls need God. We choose how close to or how far we are from God. Without God, our souls struggle to find meaning, peace, and purpose. With God's soul support... we find hope, everlasting love, peace that surpasses all understanding, victory over death's sting, and an eternal destiny. We feed the soul by using God's provisions in the way He intended. "All time is nothing to God’s eternity, much less our share of time."
Our souls are not meant to be fed occasionally, but daily by God's resources. We need our daily bread of God's Word, prayers without ceasing and daily encouragement by our brethren. Hebrews 3:13, ''But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called “Today,” so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness.''
"With this consideration also we should quicken ourselves to do good in our places according to our capacity. God has made us, and given us life, and therefore we should study to use our life to some good purpose, to spend it in glorifying God and serving our generation according to his will, that we may answer the end of our creation and it may not be said that we were made in vain. "
You may be tempted to debate
To change another’s view,
But nothing speaks more powerfully
Than what Christ did in you. —Sper
I pray that all those who are a witness to my life.. see, feel, and acknowledge how God is working on me and thru me for His purposes and glory.
Why do we need God: [M. Henry]
- All the creatures, and mankind particularly, derive their being from him
- We owe our being here, as His creation, to Him
- We depend upon God for support in this life
- We lie at His mercy
- We are under his direction and dominion and entirely at his disposal
- At His summons, every knee will bow to Him. All souls are His.
If your soul is feeling lost and depleted, then maybe you're starving it from Who it really needs... God.