When I took my first breath, God breathed into me.
Each time I inhale, God continues to breathe into me.
I know this because the mystery of God is present everywhere.
As I inhale, God’s Spirit refreshes my soul.
I am reminded of this by the verses of Psalm 23: “The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures; he leads me beside still waters; he restores my soul.”
The New International Version says, “He refreshes my soul,” which means make like new, give new life, rejuvenate, replenish, breathe new life into.
Each time I inhale, God refreshes my soul.
She restores me to the person I was created to be.
I have a God whom I can come to freely, Mystery who delights in the refreshment of my soul.
I do this as part of my centering prayer practice: I let God refresh my soul.
When I awake and take my first silent sit before I begin the day, God refreshes my soul.
As the day’s tasks weigh on me, my reservoir empties.
I take a second sit and once again let God refresh my soul.
God refills my reservoir and we partner to continue the day.
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