Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Jonny Diaz - Breathe - Official Lyric Video

Wednesday Worship: Just Breath by Jonny Diaz
By Angie Ketcham

It's so hard to slow down in this crazy world.  When I hear this song, I feel as if the Father speaks to me personally.  He says I have so much more for you if you will just breathe and take a moment to spend time in my presence.

I get newsletters from a lady that teaches yoga and meditation in our town.  Her latest letter told of a journey she is taking next month to get away for 10 days of doing nothing but meditating in one position for like 10 hours a day.  She will eat two vegetarian meals a day and drink tea for dinner.  The goal is to work through baggage by finding and centering herself.  

Quite honestly, I'm pretty impressed with her tenacity to sit and be still for hours at a time.  I mean, I have trouble with five minutes.  My mind is always going 100 miles an hour.  Even when I'm resting, I'm thinking of all the things I need to do, evaluating my day or actions, thinking of how to make things work, or a myriad of other things that go through my head.  It doesn't stop.  Since I found out about this lady's journey, I have made an effort to just pause. To sit in silence.  To just breathe.  To find my inner strength through peace.  I have to say, it's definitely a challenge.  I can only do a few minutes at a time before thoughts crowd out the silence.  

So, I am making this an objective.  This week, as I do my job of cleaning, I have listened to youtube "spontaneous worship" music and let thoughts of God's love and my love to Him fill my heart.  I have taken deeps breaths and closed my eyes (obviously in between cleaning-haha) and offered up my breaths to the one who gave the breath to me in the first place.  I have listened rather than talked.  I've acknowledged the power of the breath I breathe and give it back to God.  There is a "second wind" that comes from stopping and letting go.  May we all find that breath.

Blessings, Angie

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