ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Exhale

Updated on November 3, 2009

www.heartofawomanministries.com

 

It takes time to breathe, even though we do it unconsciously.  We as christian find ourselves In a trial, out of a trial.  In a relationship, out of a relationship.  In one church, out of a church.  Doing one ministry, starting another ministry. And yet we breathe, not missing a beat not realizing the extra pressure put on the heart that causes it to work harder to keep pace.  Then, we wonder why we are overwhelmed, depressed, unhappy, unsure, and restless.

And for some of us He chastens...so that we stop our foolishness in order to understand that we've run ahead of Him or chosen a direction not ordained by Him.  The scripture says:  Whom He loveth, He chasteneth!  Dad would say "this is gonna hurt me more than it hurts you!"  and we would mutter under our breath -- sure it will.  He chastens us to bring us back into His perfect will, to give us a chance to understand His purpose for our lives.

Prayer...is that breath.  Taking time to Exhale!  Waiting on Him to issue new orders or directions.  Understanding this is key, especially when we've have wandered off course, become weary, and disillusioned.  The song writer wrote "I need thee oh I need thee!, every hour, I need thee!"  When have we become so learned that we can race through Kingdom building without the directions and acknowledgement of the Great Architect!

We are still climbing into pulpits, choir stands, and before podiums to teach bible study knowing that we present to Him shabby lives full of adultery, fornication, disobedience, and violence!  Just yesterday, talking to an organist of a large ministry and his reply was "gifts are without repentance."  We have adopted the slogan "fake it, till we make it!"  This is not acceptable to the Father!

We ask God Why?  Why this?  Why that?  Why me?  Some of us our spiritually hyperventilating...trying to catch up...trying to match up to those who we think are making great strides in Him.  Not knowing the pain it costs to reach these levels.

Wait.  Take time to Exhale.  Take that walk in the park, that seat by the water, take time to pull away from all your counselors and advisors and exhale.  Ask the Holy Spirit if you are in His will -- take account! and feel the refreshing an honest Exhale brings.

Adam's first breath was breathed into him by the Master, the Creator.  Breathe on me that I might be renewed, refreshed, revived.  In so doing, we can Exhale, emit, get rid of that which is not needed, not vital.  Exhale pain, disappoints, rejections, hopelessness and the like...enabling yourself to inhale a fresh breath, a fresh vision.

We all will one day give an account of the deeds done while in this earth realm.  What will your report be?

In prayer we can exhale all that ails us, that He, the Holy Spirit will fill us...the wind of the Mighty God, deliver.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: "https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr"

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is used to quickly and efficiently deliver files such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisements has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)