The air we breathe

Earlier today on Bellshill Salvation Army Band’s Facebook page I shared some devotions. I’d like to share those devotions with you tonight.

Let all that I am praise the Lord. I will praise the Lord as long as I live. I will sing praises to my God with my dying breath. When they breathe their last, they return to the earth, and all their plans die with them.

Psalm 146:2 and 4

On first read, this might appear to be quite a sad and depressing bible reading to share with you. Have another read, as they are in fact very positive, and challenging verses from Psalms. We are called to praise God every day of our lives, from the moment we breathe our first breath until we take our very last breath.

This is the air I breathe
Your holy presence living in me

I googled breathing to get an idea of how many breaths we each take in a single day – Would you believe that an average person takes approximately 23,000 breaths every single day.

I wonder if we can honestly say that we make the best use of every breath we take.

  • Are we living and breathing God, every day of your life?
  • Are we using every moment we have here on earth to honour and praise God?
  • Are we taking every opportunity to share our faith with others, especially those who don’t know God?
  • Are we desperate for God to work in our lives, to help us use the gifts He has given us?

We can make the best use of every breath we take if we use the gifts God has given us, to tell others how much He loves them.

This is the air I breathe
This is the air I breathe
Your holy presence living in me

This is my daily bread
This is my daily bread
Your very word spoken to me

And I, I'm desperate for you
And I, I'm lost without you

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