Good afternoon! Happy Wednesday to you!
The past few days I have been struggling with an inability to inhale and exhale from my nose. This was so uncomfortable. My voice sound terrible. My mouth was dry because I could only breathe through my mouth. Oh, how miserable I felt. We naturally breathe through our nose and my body was insisting on doing it so pressure rose to my head and I began having a headache. It was torture. I didn’t feel sick and I had a sneaky suspicion that it was sinus/allergy related. I solicited advice via social media on suggested remedies for my symptoms and received a plethora of recommendations. Many of which I already tried. Unfortunately, they were not successful this go around. So I made an appointment with the doctor to get a diagnosis and prayerfully some drugs to open up my nasal passageways.
When I arrived at the doctor, I went through all the formalities, weigh-in, check blood pressure, take temperature, and so on. The doctor came in and looked me over and checked my nasal passages and said, “Poor baby, you are completely compacted. No wonder you can’t breathe.” She said I have nasal allergies and prescribed some medicine and told me to continue a few of the things I was currently using and I should be clear in 1-2 days.
So, y’all know me I love how God takes the practical and allows me to see the spiritual. My inability to breathe through my nose lead me to the following scripture:
Genesis 2:7 (NKJV)
7 And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.
God is the giver of life and it started with the breath of life into mans nostrils. Before we accept Christ we are walking around spiritually dead. There is not breath in our body. We are merely existing. We are spiritually compacted and can’t inhale or exhale. Oh I know you may think you are breathing, but you are not breathing with purpose. You are walking around spiritually clogged up. We go through life trying to do what our body was created to do and instead we grow frustrated, stressed, overwhelmed, depressed and more. We can’t understand why nothing is working. We spend more time soliciting advice from any and everyone instead of going to the source and giver of life. The Master physician is waiting on the spiritually dead to call and make an appointment with Him. He is ready to diagnose the symptoms and prescribe a remedy. God wants to give you life. He wants to breathe into your life.
How important is it for you to breathe? I realize spiritually that God is the very air I breathe. He is the sustainer of life and when I inhale and exhale I am reminded of the blessings He continues to give me. God gave me the gift of life and each day I’m allowed to live, I want to live it with purpose.
Are you blocked up? Are you spiritually dead? We’ll allow Christ to breathe on you. If you don’t know Christ as your personal Savior, Romans 10:9 (NKJV) says, “9 that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.” That’s it. If you are ready to clear your spiritual passageways then I encourage you to seek God and allow Him to work in your life. He is more than enough for me and I know He can be so much more to you.
God bless! Lord, I thank you for the ability to breathe. I thank you for the spiritual clarity you give me through practical situations. Thank you for being the air that I breathe!
Mrs. Nicole “Sunshine” Ellis
Can’t breathe: Try Spiritual CPR: Consistent in praying, Persistent in pursuing the knowledge of God, and Resistant to temptation.
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