The Spirit of God has made me; the breath of the Almighty gives me life. – (Job 33:4)
While these words are spoken by one of Job’s critics, they echo the truth of Scripture. We are made by God: intentionally, purposely, and personally (Ps. 139:13-16). God puts his breath in us and we live. God’s creativity is the handiwork of the Spirit — the same Spirit who hovered over creation waiting for God’s creative word to begin creation (Gen. 1:2).
This understanding should humble us, recognizing that God’s breath is what sustains us. This understanding should empower us — we are the personal and intentional handiwork of God’s Spirit. This understanding should awaken us to our purpose in the world. And as believers, those in whom the Spirit lives and those who are gifted by the Spirit, we understand all these things more fully (Eph. 2:10; 1 Cor. 12:7). 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 heavenly calling. I forget that you have made me and positioned me to make a difference in the circle of people in which you placed me. Make me more aware of your divine intention in making, your Spirit’s power that is shaping me and transforming me, and the strategic place you have put me to bless others with your grace. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.