Friday, March 13, 2015

The Breath Of The Day

"And they heard the sound of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God among the trees of the garden." - Genesis 3:8 ESV

It seems God had a routine. Adam and Eve heard God at a special time. The 'cool of the day' in the Hebrew is the ruwach (Strong's H7307) Yowm (H3117) which can be translated day's breath. God gave Adam life with His breath. Now He was meeting Adam at the time that the Earth was coming to life. Still calm night was giving way to dawn.

It is a mystery. We can meet God in the morning or we can hide. People become very good at hiding.

God wants to meet us Spirit to spirit.

"And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever, even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, for he dwells with you and will be in you. "I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you." - John 14:16-18 ESV

"The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit." - Philemon 1:25 ESV

The breath of truth meets our breath in an attitude of grace and there is an exchange of words. There is recognition and there is exchange.

Perhaps we wake and rush into the activity with no recognition or exchange and God is calling to us and saying, 'Where are you? I want to commune with you.'

The world of philosophy can not receive this breath. There may be recognition but there is not exchange. Science wants to study the stillness and the activity but misses God walking in His garden.

"All the words of my mouth are in righteousness; there is nothing froward or perverse in them. They are all plain to him that understandeth, and right to them that find knowledge. Receive my instruction, and not silver; and knowledge rather than choice gold. For wisdom is better than rubies; and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it." - Proverbs 8:8-11 KJV

The cross has taken away our guilt. His Spirit has made us alive. Now we can walk and talk with God. He can teach us and instruct us. We can move with Him and be with Him.

I don't want to miss that time. It is precious.


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