“The Spirit of God made me what I am; the breath of God Almighty gave me life!” (Job 33:4 MSG)
God spoke: “Let us make human beings in our image, make them reflecting our nature…” (Gen 1:26a MSG)
Such Joy! I believe, in these verses lies the true value and dignity of human life. My Maker, the Almighty God by His Spirit has made me, and adorned me with His image. It’s so very personal. That’s not peanuts, is it?
When God fashioned the earth and filled the land, seas, skies, and so on, He simply says, “Let them be,” and they are. However, when He created human beings, the Godhead finds the model in Himself.
GOD formed Man out of dirt from the ground and blew into his nostrils the breath of life. The Man came alive—a living soul! Gen 2:7. (MSG)
Life, this subtle, mysterious, beautiful life that no human can really define, began to breath, feel, and move in the spirit, soul, and body. Is there anything honorable for us than this truth; that Almighty God breathed the life we have, into us?
God’s gift, this life, is entrusted to us to live in the very best of His abundant Grace in every situation. This life of ours, He began it for His own precious purposes, and it shall never end.
No matter what our circumstances, there are always valuable services to render to our loving Lord for the benefit of others and for His glory. The main purpose of life for us is advancement in all that God has planned for us, and His plan for any of us never ends. There is always a present and a future to be enjoyed with Him in Love and service.
As we continue to rise up in spirit, soul, and body, consecrated unto God’s purposes, we find the fulfilling, abundant life Jesus died to give us. This is the only kind of life worth taking into tomorrow, even though we will meet with toils and temptations.
This is the kind of life, which we can lay as an offering at the feet of Him who breathed into us His life, and who literally laid down His life for us.
PRAYER: My Lord, and Master, please help us to live this life as a worship offering in service to You who breathed Life into us. In Jesus precious Name. Amen and Amen.
(Westbury, Victoria. Australia.)