God placed something on my heart yesterday.
Genesis 2:7 came to mind:
“Then the Lord God formed the man out of the dust from the ground and breathed the breath of life into his nostrils, and the man became a living being.” (CSB)
First, I remembered my smallness.
I was made from the dust of the ground.
Technically, Eve was made from Adam’s rib: “So the Lord God caused a deep sleep to come over the man, and he slept. God took one of his ribs and closed the flesh at that place. Then the Lord God made the rib he had taken from the man into a woman and brought her to the man.” Genesis 2:21-22 (CSB)
But God first created Adam out of dust. So, we are dust!
When I get entangled in my own feelings, it’s good for me to remember this. Not to degrade myself, but recall just who God is and that it’s not all about me! It brings me to my knees in humility.
Secondly, God breathed the breath of life into his nostrils.
As we take each breath, we are using the breath God gave us. All of humanity has His breath, not just Christians. Wow! Doesn’t this give you new eyes? Every person you see walking down the street, has God’s breath in them.
What would happen if we acted like this? What would happen if we talked to everyone as if they had God’s breath in their lungs?
What if we only treated others, like they were God’s precious creation?
I hope this blessed and encouraged you on your Saturday. Have you ever struggled with seeing others as God sees them? Or remembered your smallness and awe filled your heart with the magnitude of God? Please comment below with your thoughts, praises to the Lord, or struggles. I’d love to hear from you!
May we live each day, looking through His eyes.