The Spirit of God has made me; the breath of the Almighty givesÂ me life. – (Job 33:4)
While these words are spoken by one of Job’s critics, they echoÂ the truth of Scripture. We are made by God: intentionally,Â purposely, and personally (Ps. 139:13-16). God puts his breath inÂ us and we live. God’s creativity is the handiwork of the Spirit –Â the same Spirit who hovered over creation waiting for God’sÂ creative word to begin creation (Gen. 1:2).
This understandingÂ should humble us, recognizing that God’s breath is what sustainsÂ us. This understanding should empower us — we are the personal andÂ intentional handiwork of God’s Spirit. This understanding shouldÂ awaken us to our purpose in the world. And as believers, those inÂ whom the Spirit lives and those who are gifted by the Spirit, weÂ understand all these things more fully (Eph. 2:10; 1 Cor. 12:7).Â Let’s use who we are to honor God and bless others!
Prayer : O Father, I confess that at times I lose sight of my heavenlyÂ calling. I forget that you have made me and positioned me to make aÂ difference in the circle of people in which you placed me. Make meÂ more aware of your divine intention in making, your Spirit’s powerÂ that is shaping me and transforming me, and the strategic place youÂ have put me to bless others with your grace. In Jesus’ name I pray.Â Amen.