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Take a Deeper Breath and Live!

Today, I accidently came across a forgotten “WOE” which is not-so-accidentally needed by me today!  The WOE came to me on a Saturday afternoon in July 2013 while (prayerfully) going through AS A TREE GROWS, by W. Phillip Keller. I had reviewed my highlights in the first 3 chapters & read chapter 4 titled, “Heat” about “Love begets love.” Then, as I was about 2 paragraphs into the next chapter, “Air”, which is about Holy Spirit; that is when He began talking to me. This is what I heard: (WOE 13-0713)
Breathe! Breathe in and expand your lungs. Take deep breaths~ on purpose! Purpose yourself to take deep, deeper breaths from My Spirit. My Spirit brings what you need~ He brings My goodness to you. Yes, in life breathing is automatic, but deepness is a choice. Don’t be shallow about breathing in My goodness. 
Find My virtue in you. It’s in your deep places where healing takes place. It’s in your deep places where joy is produced. It’s in your deep places where you find self-control. It’s in your deeper places that I become your next breath. Breathe DEEP and My Spirit will do His work. Breathe DEEPER and expand your capacity to LIVE!

Take a Deeper Breath and Live! ~As we “breathe deeper”, it causes an atmosphere of cooperation between Holy Spirit and our hearts; He brings newness of life to our souls!

Take a Deeper Breath and Live! ~As we “breathe deeper”, it causes an atmosphere of cooperation between Holy Spirit and our hearts; He brings newness of life to our souls!

On the same paper, I had jotted down a few personal thoughts as I reflected and assimilated the Word of the day:

  • Holy Spirit brings life to our souls as we meditate (breathe deeper) on what we have received from Him (illuminations/revelation knowledge).
  • As we “breathe deeper”, it causes an atmosphere of cooperation between Holy Spirit and our hearts; He brings newness of life to our souls!
  • When we welcome Holy Spirit into our innermost being, our hearts/souls are changed “faith to faith” and our character becomes HIS character~ like JESUS!
  • We become more like Jesus in our DAILY lives due to the inner character coming forth~ we become more effective in the things He tells us to do.
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1 John 2:3
“And how can we be sure that we belong to him?
By looking within ourselves: are we really trying to do what he wants us to?” (LB)
“We know we have joined Him in an intimate relationship because we live out His commands.” (VOICE)
When we obey what He has told us to do, then we can be sure that we truly KNOW HIM! (ag)
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“For in the Gospel a righteousness which God ascribes is revealed, both springing from faith and leading to faith [disclosed through the way of faith that arouses to more faith]. As it is written, The man who through faith is just {and} upright shall live {and} shall live by faith.”
~RO.1:17, AMP
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 [That it might develop] until we all attain oneness in the faith and in the comprehension of the [full and accurate] knowledge of the Son of God, that [we might arrive] at really mature manhood (the completeness of personality which is nothing less than the standard height of Christ’s own perfection), the measure of the stature of the fullness of the Christ {and} the completeness found in Him.
~EPH.4:13, AMP
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SOURCES
Quote: “Love begets love.”, W. Phillip Keller, As a Tree Grows: Reflections on Growing in the Image of Christ, Servant Publications, 1985. [ISBN 0892832487 (ISBN13: 9780892832484)]
Picture: A dock at sunset on White Sands Island in the Maldives-(public domain), revised by agreenwalt.
Bible Versions: LB- The Living Bible; VOICE- The Voice Bible; AMP- The Amplified Bible; ag- (personal paraphrase).
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One thought on “Take a Deeper Breath and Live!

  1. Reblogged this on Neeter's Notes and Quotes and commented:

    Cooperation between Holy Spirit and our hearts brings newness of life to our souls!
    WOE: “…deepness is a choice. Don’t be shallow about breathing in My goodness. Find My virtue in you. It’s in your deep places where healing takes place. It’s in your deep places where joy is produced. It’s in your deep places where you find self-control. It’s in your deeper places that I become your next breath. Breathe DEEP and My Spirit will do His work. Breathe DEEPER and expand your capacity to LIVE!”

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