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The Breath of God

The month of December seemed like a blur at first. I tried to slow down and enjoy the season. After all it is the time when we celebrated Jesus’ birth. It wasn’t the buying of presents that weighed me down, and it wasn’t the preparation of the school’s performance. It was more than that.

Breath of God

The month of December seemed like a blur at first. I tried to slow down and enjoy the season. After all it is the time when we celebrated Jesus’ birth. It wasn’t the buying of presents that weighed me down, and it wasn’t the preparation of the school’s performance. It was more than that.

I felt like I was dying on the inside. I was faking being joyful and peaceful. I smiled, but behind the smile was emptiness.  I felt betrayed by friends who no longer were friends. I mourned the loss of my parents. I helped bare the emotional pain of my mother in love’s sickness for my husband. It was like I lost my purpose to live. I searched and searched for reasons why I felt this way, and I asked for help. I knew this wasn’t like me, but I didn’t know how to get out of it.
 
The answers started to come after a visit to my former pastor’s church in Tennessee. At the service I heard a word briefly that I had not heard before. It peaked but spirit man, but I did not really understand what the word was. Then on the next Sunday I watched their live screen and I heard it again.   This time I heard the word fully and plainly. The word was “ruach” pronounced “roo ah k”.  I researched what the word meant, and I was surprised.  The word meant “life, breath”. 
“Ruach” is used in the Bible in creation when God breathes into Adam. The word is also used when Ezekiel speaks to the dry bones. It is also when the scales fall from Paul’s eyes after his Damascus road experience.  We even experience this today when we read the Bible and the words seem to leap off of the page at us. 

So I prayed that the Ruach breath of God would blow upon my life and breath in me new life.  It wasn’t an all at once event. I prayed this about 3 times or so.  After praying this for about 3 days I started noticing a change. Then on Christmas Day I woke up and felt so much peace.  Everything had changed.  We had so many good things happen in the family on Christmas Day and afterwards that that I can’t write about it all right now. I will say that since that time my spiritual life has been better.  I hear clearer; I see clearer, and I see symbolism in just about everything. 

I want to encourage you if you feel down, discouraged, or even sick in your body to pray and ask God to breathe on you His Ruach breath of life. 

Here is a sample prayer: 
Father God, thank you for the revelation that you have given me. Father, you are a great father, and I ask you to breath your Ruach breath on me right now. I need you. I pray that your Ruach breath would breathe new life into me, to erase the pains of the past, and to resurrect the dreams and plans you have placed inside of me.  In Jesus’ mighty name.

-amen. 

​Please let me know when you say this prayer, and what God does in your life.   
May you be blessed in the city and country. May you find favor wherever your foot goes and in whatever you touch. May you prosper in health even as your soul prospers. Remember you are the head and not the tail. You are blessed and highly favored. You are a child of God. 
Love,
Tammy 
www.touchoftammyanderson.com
​Sources:
https://firmisrael.org/learn/the-hebrew-word-ruach-and-gods-breath-in-our-lungs/

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