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::Devotional:: ‘The Breath of Life’

October 8, 2010

Remember connecting the dots?  They were those little pictures we used to draw as a kid by drawing lines from point to point based on the sequence of the alphabet or numbers, revealing a picture in the in the end?  Remember making a mistake and skipping a dot or two and having to erase it and start all over? Haha!  Well as fun as that was, connecting the dots is a very skill, especially when it comes to studying scripture.

The other day I was looking for a short devotional to do before our school chapel on the importance and impact of God’s word in our lives.  The Lord led me to two passages that I am very familiar with and have studied many times before.  However, this time he connected the dots and tied them together.  It’s was sort of one of those things where you already knew the truth but it just took someone to connect those truths together for you to really ‘get it’ you know?

The first passage was in Genesis about the creation of man.

7 the LORD God formed the man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.  Genesis 2:7

The second passage was in 2 Timothy about the word of God.

16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 17 so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.  2 Timothy 3:16-17

Now here’s the connection.  The breath that God used to create man and give him life is the exact breath that he used to create the scriptures and bring them to life.  What sustains my life is the very same thing that sustains the power of God’s word.

Sometimes it is the most simple revelations that have the biggest impact on us.  Study the word of God today.  Measure your life against it and make the necessary adjustments.

-Stay Rooted Col. 2:7-


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