“The Lord God formed the man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being” (Genesis 2:7).
God made man from the dust of the ground. And when he was made, the man had the shape and form of man, but there was no life in him. Only when God breathed into the man the breath of life did the man come alive.
- Looked like a man
- Shaped like a man
- But wasn’t fully alive until God breathed into the man the breath of life.
There are many today who go through life having the form and the shape of a living being. But there is no life in them. They have no idea why they are alive. They have no purpose and no direction. Life for many is existing.
The breath of God is God’s Holy Spirit. It is only when the Spirit of the living God comes to dwell with us can we be fully alive. We will never know what it means to be fully alive and living until we receive the Spirit of the living God.
A person without God will look like a living being, but there is no life in them. But just because someone says that they have accepted Jesus into their lives does not mean that person knows how to be fully alive either.
To fully live means to fully live under the direction and the guidance of the Holy Spirit of God. This is an ongoing, continual “yes” to the whispers and the leadings of the Holy Spirit. This is the process of becoming more like Christ. For it is when we become more like Christ, that we become fully alive.
As we enter into this new year, it is my prayer that we get better at listening and obeying the leading of the Holy Spirit of God, and that we resemble Christ in our thoughts and deeds.
May God bless you richly in the coming year.
Happy New Year!!!