Tuesday, October 2, 2018
The Spirit of God has made me; the breath of the Almighty gives me life.
Many of you who follow this blog may already know that my word for 2018 is "Breathe." When my chiropractor, Dr. Cris, tells me last year that I need to breathe from my diaphragm, I know immediately that God has communicated to me through her. "Belly breathing" is soothing, steadying, nourishing, enlightening. If you're not already practicing this type of breathing, I encourage you to give it a go.
I don't think, I know, this process has brought me closer to the Lord. It even makes me wonder if, when Jesus withdrew from His disciples and the crowds to pray, He engaged in this type of breathing. It's life changing, life claiming. Life calming.
And if there's ever been a week when I've needed to implement belly breathing, it's been this past one. No, I'm not going to replay any of the wrenching events here; we've all seen and heard enough, have we not? Suffice it to say, my stress level goes through the roof. The painful ache in my shoulder, initially caused by emotional upset, and was all but gone, returns with a vengeance. Thank goodness for my visit to Dr. Cris!
Thank goodness for deep, cleansing breathing . . .
It's difficult for me, a news junkie, to refrain from perusing headlines, but this week, I've resolved to let it all go. Sure, someone can, and probably will, inform me second hand, but I want out of the circus. I feel so, so sorry for those who find themselves smack dab in the middle of this disgraceful, chaotic mess. I'm free to retreat. They are not.
Maybe you, too, find this whole matter disturbing, destructive and downright nasty. Here's what I suggest: If you're not already praying about it, start now. If you are praying, double down.
God sees. God hears. God knows.
Most importantly, God is the ultimate judge.
And while you're praying, remember this: "Just breathe!"
I have the opportunity to take my granddaughter, Virginia Rose, down to Oxford this coming weekend, so will not have a blog this coming Friday. Looking forward to seeing you all back here a week from today. God bless!
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