We take for granted the simple things of life because they are so common. We tend to forget everything good is from God.
Every day we wake up is a gift because God allows us to breathe. Each breath is God’s investment in our life. The body cannot live without air. For air to fill our lungs, we must breathe.
Let’s do some math. If you breathe 13 times per minute, your lungs expand 18,720 per day, which equals 6,832,800 in one year.
Each one of those breaths is a gift from the Almighty. I have experienced over 1/2 billion breaths in my life, which doesn’t include the extra ones from physical exertion. If God charged me one penny for each breath, I would owe him over $5 million now. That’s a debt I cannot pay.
But I don’t owe God one cent because he forgave my sins. However, if I do nothing for Jesus, how will I look when I stand before him?
Can I say thanks for life, but I wanted to live my way, not yours? Would we have the nerve to say that to our Savior? The question that arises in my mind is, what have I done for Jesus today? What does your mind say to you? Are we happy with our answer? Probably not. What are you and I going to do about it? Will our decision last longer than a week? Usually not. That’s the way we are. Making promises and breaking promises, we’re good at it, but we won’t admit it.
Maybe it’s about time we get serious about doing something for God.
We know man does not purchase salvation. So, we can’t buy our salvation. It was paid for long ago by Jesus.
Each breath we inhale is a privilege to serve Him out of gratitude.
I guess the real question is, “Will we?”