Genesis 2:7 Then the Lord God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.
There’s a big difference between dirt and a man. Dirt just sits there. It serves a purpose, but it has no life. It can’t experience joy or sorrow, love or betrayal. It’s just dirt. It’s not among the living. Dead stuff doesn’t do much. Have you noticed?
At the beginning of time, God created the heavens and the earth. He made dirt and from dirt He made man. They had both been made. But God did something different with man than He did with dirt. He gave him life. And it wasn’t just life that was given, it was the very breath of God that was breathed into him. God breathed His life into us so that we could live gloriously with Him. Since then, however, some things within us have died. Our dreams have died. Our motivation, our peace, our joy, our love… all dead. We search for the shock paddles hoping to jump-start those dead places. But it doesn’t seem to work.
What we need is His breath. We need His life. He wants to take the places in your life that have become dirt and breath life into them again. He desires to breath into your dreams and into your joy. His heart longs to breath into that place that can’t give or receive love. He has been in the business of breathing life since the beginning of time. If he can do it with Adam’s entire being, don’t you think He can do it with part of yours?
*What places do you need God to breath life into? Write them down and begin to ask Him specifically to breath life into these areas.