Thankful #10: Breathing


November 10th, 2017

I am so thankful for breath!  Deep breath.  The breath of life.  Breathing in the new, breathing out the old.  I  am thankful for the ways in which our breath can heal us and console us.  I am thankful that in the midst of anxiety, our breath can keep us calm and steady.  I am thankful for fresh our that feeds our minds when taking a nice deep breath in.  And I am truly thankful for the many breaths I take each day so I can continue to declare the glory of the Lord!

It is extremely difficult to take a breath sometimes, can you agree?  I’ve experienced the very breath I take to cause pain at times, or to not be as satisfying as needed.  Sometimes I don’t think I’m capable of taking another breath.  Sometimes it is like life has just begun over and over with each breath I take.

Breathe and breathe deeply.  Sit up, stand, or lay flat on your back and breathe in all the air you can through your nose, then let it all out through your mouth.  Try breathing in for 5 seconds, holding your breath for 7 seconds, then letting it all out for 8 seconds…do it a few times in a row and focus on how peaceful the rhythm of your breath is.

If life is piling up and throwing things at you, just breathe.  DEEP BREATH.  You are not alone.


Dear God, I thank you for giving us the ability to breathe!  Of course without it we would not be alive on this earth, but without your Spirit we would not be alive at all!  Thank you for the breath of life mentioned in your word.  You are our breath of life, Father, the very air we breathe day to day.  We take in your truth and love and joy, and put out the lies, hate, and negativity from within.  Thank you for giving us something to steady us and find a balance, like our heart beat as well, in this crazy world.  Thank you for all we can do with our breath!  Sing, speak, swim, exercise, settle down, smell things, blow, and simply live.  You are amazing!  In Jesus name I pray, Amen.




1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. turbomama20
    Nov 14, 2017 @ 08:15:11

    Breathing is everything! As a yoga student, I have so learned this and have been able to transfer it to my life in every area. Breathe on me oh sweet Jesus, and may my breath be taken to serve only YOU!

    I love you and your heat, Jenny! AJ


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