Cleansing breaths are refreshing aren’t they? Why? Our bodies immediately respond, the brain is clearer, and there’s a little burst of energy. In the physical body, where there’s oxygen (O2), there’s life. This is why the first priority in cardiopulmonary resuscitation is the airway. When God made Adam “He formed him from the dust,” but until “He breathed into his nostrils the breath of life,” he was not yet living. The Hebrew word for breath in this verse is nĕshamah meaning breath, or spirit. So when God gave man life He gave him a spirit as well as breath. That indicates that there’s life in the soul, or spirit, and in the physical body. Each are equally important and intricately woven together. C. S. Lewis once wrote, “You don’t have a soul. You are a Soul. You have a body.” So to keep the soul or spiritual body alive, make Jesus first and let Him be the airway. He’s the Way, the Truth and the Life. And without Him we can’t go to the Father. As O2 gives life to the body, breathe in a cleansing breath of Jesus and let the Holy Spirit refresh your soul with everlasting life.
Read: Genesis 2:7; Romans 8:11; John 20:21-22; 1Corinthians 15:44-46