BY REV. DORAL PULLEY
God spoke the light into existence. Nevertheless, when God created human beings, the scriptures portray God actually touching the dust (the dirt, the clay) and the water to make us. “God got his hands dirty.” Think of the time and the detail that God put into the creation of humanity. Take a moment to reflect on all of the internal and external organs, systems and senses of the human body. Meditate on how all of our parts work in harmony so that we can maintain balance and function effectively. We are definitely “fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalms 139:14).”
God did not just give human beings a dynamic form but God made us as a living organism. We are not just forms of godliness denying the power thereof but we have the power (II Timothy 3:5). The power is in our breath. God breathed into our nostrils the breath of life. When God breathed into Adam that breath of life, God gave him everything that he needed to fulfill his purpose and accomplish his destiny. All the creativity, power and authority that Adam needed to rule and reign on the earth was given to him through the breath of God.
The breath of God did not stop with Adam but that breath has continued from generation to generation even until now. We have that same breath in our lungs. Let us use the breath that God has given us to complete our mission. Let us focus on that breath so that we can continue to become all that God has destined us to be. Whenever we doubt ourselves, our abilities or our capabilities, all we have to do is breathe. Through breathing, we are reminded of the truth that we are created in the image and in the likeness of God.
Rev. Doral Pulley is the senior pastor of Unity Temple of Truth Church, 511 Prescott St. S, St. Petersburg.