For us a breath is a very important function of our body. With a breath we continue the maintenance of our life. Without the breathing process we would die. A breath seems so simple and yet it is so complicated and it happens without us even thinking about it. The Kidshealth.org website states, “Breathing is so vital to life that it happens automatically. Each day, you breathe about 20,000 times, and by the time you’re 70 years old, you’ll have taken at least 600 million breaths.” Sometimes looking at how spectacularly God designed us can really open up our eyes to how wonderful He is. The process of breathing that just happens automatically allows oxygen to come in to our body and carbon dioxide to leave. Breathing causes a whole chain reaction in our body of other processes that just happen automatically. Not only do we take things like our breathing for granted, but we take God’s breathing for granted. Take a look at Psalm 104 verses 24 through 30 –
“24 How countless are Your works, LORD! In wisdom You have made them all; the earth is full of Your creatures. 25 Here is the sea, vast and wide, teeming with creatures beyond number— living things both large and small. 26 There the ships move about, and Leviathan, which You formed to play there. 27 All of them wait for You to give them their food at the right time. 28 When You give it to them they gather it; when You open Your hand, they are satisfied with good things. 29 When You hide Your face, they are terrified; when You take away their breath, they die and return to the dust. 30 When You send Your breath, they are created, and You renew the face of the earth”
What an encouragement to know that with God’s breath He creates and renews. With a breath He created all the creatures on Earth. Even great sea creatures that we may not have seen in the depths of the sea, He gave life to with His breath. With a breath He gave us physical life. With a breath He gives us spiritual life. What an encouragement to know that with a breath He can renew us. We need to take time to appreciate the creativity, ingenuity, and power of our God. What encouragement we will find, if we take time to cherish the intricate details in His creation. We need to breath in the beauty of His designs. Lastly, we need to remember that it just takes a breath from Him to renew us. Ask God for a breath of renewal in your life. How encouraged we will be when we are renewed by the breath of God.