Today I am blogging remotely so I don’t have my regular, daily photos. Sorry! But I really wanted to meet my personal challenge of 30 Days of Giving. Here is my offering today.
“Let my life be rooted in the ground of your peace, O God, let me be rooted in the depths of your peace.” Celtic Benedictions by J. Philip Newell
This morning my hubster and I were driving and discussing this quote (it is always good to talk with a husband or son in the car where you are not facing them directly; much more willing to open up, fyi).
What does it mean to be rooted in his peace?
Taking a slow, deep breath that fills my lungs is letting my life be rooted in His peace.
If I breathe fast, shallow breaths those are incomplete. Anxious. It’s how we breathe when we’re stressed. When we try to take things into our own hands. You know, be in control.
Ann Voskamp shared the expression of YHWH, the Hebrew transliteration of the most holy name of God, as being the inhale and exhale of breath. english Bibles add vowels YahWeh. Try this. Breathe in …Yah. (pause at the top) Breathe out…Weh. Slow in Yah…slow out Weh.
He is the breathe of life. Being rooted in His peace is like breathing. Slow in, slow out.