Breathe to Life
Matthew 28 5 But the angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. 6 He is not here, for he has risen, as he said. Come, see the place where he lay.
A few days after Jesus is buried in the tomb, a crowd gathered there experience a great earthquake as they are visited by an angel of the Lord. The angel opens the tomb’s entrance as the people stood astonished with that they saw before their eyes and delivering a great message: That Jesus Christ is risen! They witness for themselves that the tomb is indeed empty and immediately go out to tell others of this great news. Because of what they had witnessed, they were filled with a mix of emotions ranging from trembling fear to exuberant joy. As they retreated in their excitement, they have an encounter with Jesus himself and immediately respond in worship and praise!
The spirit was speaking to me while reading these scriptures this morning.. that what needs to come to death in the flesh the Lord will breathe to life and resurrect once again! I find that my heart as of lately has been in need of much surgery in a metaphoric / spiritual sense. I’m finding that in my comfort (in which are all things that have come to fruition as answers to prayers from before), I’m finding myself anxious and restless in the expected. I find it easy to take for granted this season of stability when the Lord is telling me it’s exactly what I need in my foundation to build what is to come. During a soaking session with Uncle Jay this past Friday, I gave the Lord my anxiety and restlessness as an offering and asked Him to put to death my thoughts of negativity, taking blessings for granted, and even having the desire to experience the next thrill. I found that in my surrender that the Lord started to breath to life to those dead areas that needed to be resurrected by the spirit of God. As I surrendered, God granted me peace. The Lord is telling me to be patient and expectant of greater things to come.. and that often I can get impatient as I may think His promises may be slow to come to pass but in reality they are right in sync with His timing and perfection.
I praise You Jesus for breathing new life into areas of my spirit which can easily take for granted all that You have done and are doing in my life. Forgive me for not trusting You and being restless in my own flesh. Help me trust more in You and less in myself. Amen.