EL HAYYAY

 In Lent 2018

El Hayyay

God of My Life

Genesis 2:7

Then the LORD God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature.

 

In the story of creation, God spoke everything into existence and life. Except man. To create man, God got down on his knees, dug into the ground and molded him out of the dirt. He leaned in and from his mouth breathed into the lungs of the man and he lived. As he opened his eyes for the first time, God’s face was what he saw.

Every single moment God breathes life into our lungs. He never leaves us alone to fend for ourselves. He never sets things in motion and then walks away because He has more important things to do. Every time your heart beats it is because God told it to. When God created us He gave us the exact characteristics, skills, and personality we would need to do what He was creating us to do. We don’t need to acknowledge and surrender to God for Him to take care of us, but when we do, the purpose and plan God created us for will flourish and we see that He is truly the God of our life.

 

REFLECTION

When have you taken for granted your very existence and thought of yourself as independent of God revealed in scripture as El Hayyay.

Repent of not acknowledging that every day and every breath is a gift from El Hayyay because He loves you.

Pray and ask for El Hayyay for greater awareness of His presence in your life.

Listen and think about where El Hayyay wants to take you in your life but your need for control is holding Him back. Ask the Holy Spirit to reveal to you how you should respond.

Meditate and imagine bowing before Jesus and surrendering your life to Him. Letting Him have all authority over you.

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