Genesis 2:7 Then the Lord formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.
In the beginning, it was God that formed man. God is the divine architect of life. His purpose was not to have a design to look upon and admire as an art form, but to have a “living” man who would do His will on the earth. It was God’s “breath” that gave man life. The word “spirit” means “breath.” God breathed into man and man came to life.
The divine creator is still breathing into mankind. In the first creation, man became a “living soul.” Man’s disobedience in the Garden of Eden brought sin, separation, and darkness. God has chosen to create a “new creation” out of the sinful chaos of the fallen creation. It is what the apostle Paul was speaking concerning the new self when he states, “Put on the new self, which in the likeness of God has been created in righteousness and holiness of the truth” (Ephesians 4:24).
If you are “in” Christ, you are a “new creation.” The work of God’s Spirit is to breathe upon all those that receive God’s Word and recreate Christ in them. Paul said, “We once knew Christ after the flesh, but now we know Him no more that way, rather we now know Him after the Spirit” (2 Corinthians 5:16). The first disciples walked with Christ as He lived in an earthly body. We have believed in Him as the Son of God in the flesh that died on the cross. The Spirit of God raised Him from the dead and He is now alive through the Spirit. We can only know Christ by the Spirit of God. Let Him breathe new life into you today. God’s will is for us to daily receive a new infilling of His Holy Spirit. Sometimes we need to be filled many times in a day.
Father, reveal to me if I am allowing the Holy Spirit to fill me as much as You desire. I know that I need a fresh infilling of Your power and presence each and every day. I invite the Holy Spirit to fill me today and throughout this year for the glory of God.