The spirit of God has made me; the breath of the Almighty gives me life. (Job 33:4) ***********************************************
How often do we think about and reflect upon–
**breathing–unless there is a health concern that affects that life necessity?
**walking–unless something happens which impairs or prevents our ability to move?
**seeing--unless our vision is reduced, diminished significantly, or gone?
**hearing–unless communication becomes challenging or lost through this sense?
We, often, take much for granted in this life—until something is missing, changed, or gone.
Maybe by taking the essentials of our creation for granted,
we are taking God, our Creator, for granted.
So God created mankind in His own image, in the image of God He created them; male and female He created them. (Genesis 1:27)
For You created my inmost being; You knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise You because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Your works are wonderful, I know that full well. (Psalm 139:13-14)
Yet You, Lord, are Our Father. We are the clay, You are the potter; we are all the work of Your hand. (Isaiah 64:8)
Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in your midst? (I Corinthians 3:16)
We should daily think about and reflect upon God’s gifts of–
**breathing —taking in every breath gratefully as it is given from God.
**walking —moving forward in the moment and experiencing joy in the ability to do so.
**seeing—beholding the creation around us, including family, friends, and family in the Lord.
**hearing—listening to the sounds of God’s nature, the voices of loved ones, the praises to God.
His gifts to us, just in the creation of our own being, are beyond what we can comprehend. Even when impairments occur within our mortal forms, there is so much wonder in how we have been “knit together” by God that we should still be in awe. We can–and must–daily appreciate, in wonder and gratitude, our created existence in all its complexity and simplicity from our Father, our God, our Creator.
Know that the Lord is God. It is He who made us, and we are His;
we are His people, the sheep of His pasture. (Psalm 100:3)
(Sharon G. Tate blog 08/05/18) teacherforjesus.com Meditations on God’s Word