Saturday, September 21, 2013

September 21, 2013 - The Breath that Speaks

Prayer focus for September 21-28, 2013
This week's church prayer is for:
St. Benedict Catholic Church
80 S. Lynn

There is a certain physics to heaven. God’s work brings rest, where man’s work brings toil. God’s work perpetuates—like the earth that keeps spinning once God set it in motion. Our work, even our prayers or religious efforts, are not meant to be performed from a human spirit disconnected from the Spirit of God. If they are, they will not remain, they will lose energy and stop. Man was not meant to work apart from the breath—the Spirit—of God.

How does God work? The Spirit of God hovered over the formless earth and then God spoke. This is how He works. The Word of God, when spoken with the breath of God creates and gives life. God breathed into Adam’s nostrils the breathe of life. Jesus breathed on His disciples and said to receive the Holy Spirit. God has given us His Spirit—His breath—and He has given us His Word—Jesus! We have the Spirit and the Word in us, just like God did when He created the world. The Spirit and the Word together carry the authority of God to create, to give life, freedom and all that His Word says. We can speak His Word with His breath and the same power that created the world is released!

Let’s determine to speak, breathe, the Word of God by the Spirit of God over our lives, our families, our church, our workplace, our cities, state and nation!

Genesis 2:1-3, Genesis 3:17-19, Genesis 1, John 20:22

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