Breathe Deep … Breathe In, Breathe Out … Repeat

Breathe Deep ... Breathe In, Breathe Out ... Repeat

I often wonder….what if my desire to listen to God equaled His longing to speak personally with me? Listening prayer for me is simply being still in God’s presence, anticipating His voice, recording His words, impressions, or pictures, and then responding in love, faith and obedience to what He whispers. It’s absolutely amazing — I always receive exactly what my heart is longing for — sweet companionship, fresh encouragement and specific guidance. I’m praying that this excerpt from my “Listening Journal” will encourage you to begin a practice of listening to God. –Debbie

Sitting on deck breathing in the fresh air after the rain, and God said:

Breathe deep … Breathe in, Breathe out … Repeat!

Be aware of My presence.

  • “I am love.”  I John 4:16
  • “Nothing will ever be able to separate you from My love.”  Romans 8:37-39
  • “I have loved you with an everlasting love.”  Jeremiah 31:3 

Be aware of Me.

  • My joy
  • My peace
  • My patience
  • My kindness
  • My gentleness
  • My goodness
  • My faithfulness
  • My self-control

Breathe in deeply every morning, every hour, every moment of your day – taking in the awareness of My presence and My love. Fill your heart to capacity with Me, My presence and My love. It will push out any and every thing that is hiding. Anything that:

  • Disturbs your peace and security
  • Destroys your courage and strength
  • Distracts you from loving Me and loving your neighbors

Keeping it Simple – there you have it – just breathe! Think of everything that comes with My presence and My love. It’s everything you need – nothing lacking.

My Word and whispers speak loud and clear. The shouts of truth and “shhhhs” of tranquility can only be heard when you are listening to hear and obey. When you breathe in truth (oxygen) from my Written and Living Word, My will and My ways will flow through you to others. Without the flow of oxygen to your lungs, physically the results are crippling – like a choke-hold causing one to flail, panic and fall into unconsciousness. As you breathe in – putting on your oxygen mask first – then you can reach out to those in need around you, those in need of My presence and My love, and help them breathe in My truth, My Living and Written Word.

The mission of NBS2GO is my mandate and mission for every believer … Loving God. Loving Neighbors.

Keep your walk with Me fresh like your experience right now, sitting on the deck after a night of rain, by Keeping it Simple:  breathe deep, breathe in and out … repeat!

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Debbie McGoldrick is the founder of NBS2GO and blessed to be married to Mark and the adoptive mother of Melissa and Matt. Debbie is an avid collector of heart rocks and shells, a lover of color and always looking for a reason to go to the beach.

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