Sunday, April 6

Breathe On Me

Acts 10:44 While Peter was still saying these things, the Holy Spirit fell on all who heard the word.

The Bible tells us that we are saved by God’s mercy through the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit. Jesus tells us in John 3 that sinners must be born of the Spirit to be saved and likens it to the wind blowing where it wishes. He further states that you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. In a like manner, the early morning mist in the photo above appears and disappears without anyone knowing it is coming or going.

In the hymn below, the prayer is for the power of God, the Holy Spirit, to intervene and make positive Godly changes in the human heart. It is an acknowledgement that salvation proceeds from God’s grace and is applied by the Holy Spirit. Brethren, let us be ever mindful that our salvation does not begin with human power and it is not completed with human power. Let us, with prayer and humble reliance, ask for all of things that are requested in this great hymn. As Christians, we have an infinite source of power at our disposal. The power of the Holy Spirit surpasses all understanding. Praise God that if we ask the Holy Spirit will breathe on us. No matter what our hardship or heartache may be, comfort is but a prayer away.

Breathe On Me
Words by: Edwin Hatch

Holy Spirit, breathe on me,
Until my heart is clean;
Let sunshine fill its inmost part,
With not a cloud between.

Holy Spirit, breathe on me,
My stubborn will subdue;
Teach me in words of living flame
What Christ would have me do.

Holy Spirit, breathe on me,
Fill me with power divine;
Kindle a flame of love and zeal
Within this heart of mine

Holy Spirit, breathe on me,
Till I am all thine own;
Until my will is lost in Thine,
To live for thee alone.

Breathe on me, breathe on me,
Holy Spirit, breathe on me;
Take Thou my heart, clean every part,
Holy Spirit, breathe on me


Steve said...

Thanks for the reminder and the encouragement!

mark pierson said...

God the Holy Spirit's presence in the life of the believer... Life would be so very impossible without Him.

jazzycat said...

Steve and Mark,
Yes, God the Holy Spirit is with us always.