The Divine Soul
Genesis 2:7: “Then the Lord God formed the man from the dust of the ground. He breathed the breath of life into the man’s nostrils, and the man became a living person. (NLT)
As I spent time alone with the Lord, this morning, reading the Scriptures found in Psalm 89 and finishing up that chapter, I was struggling with something to write. I love all the Word of God and this chapter is important in the fact that we learn more about God’s Faithfulness – his faithful covenant with King David. It’s important to note, that David was anointed by God – he was chosen of God to be King.
We have learned a lot about God’s Faithfulness this past week. But I dug a little deeper this morning because I had not found that “nugget” from God yet.
I have been doing some studying from Chabad.Org this year, discovering a lot of history about God’s Creation and the need to stay connected to Him. That is when I stumbled across the following words:
“The Divine Soul.”
I think we all tend to be drawn back to the beginning, back to the time that God created the heavens and the earth. It is when “time” started for us. Because outside of this time on earth, there is no time – it becomes eternity – eternal.
What I discovered today, is that man was the primary purpose of Creation. All the other days and creation were secondary to the primary – a place for man to live. Even after God created the animals and the birds, He did one thing different with man, “he breathed the breath of life into man’s nostrils, and the man became a living person. We have His breath of life within us. We have a spark of God within us.
By “Blowing” the soul into the body, G-d indicated that our soul originates deeper “within” Him than does the rest of creation. We are the primary purpose of Creation. (www.chabad.org)
Our souls are Divine – with that spark of God breathed into us. It has been said that the more we free our lives of spiritual “sludge” – harmful or negative thoughts, words, or deeds – the more G-dly souls can shine freely.
We are free to shine brightly for our Heavenly Father – our Creator. It doesn’t matter our color – our race – our looks – we all have that Divine soul within us – the breath of God.
Heavenly Father, I thank you for this “nugget” you provided for me today. Help me to remember that the breath of G-d lives within me. That I was made in G-d’s image. That we are loved by the Creator. May that spark within us grow brightly and reach out to others to show that we respect one another, that we don’t allow the spiritual “Sludge” to take over our thoughts, our words, our deeds, but instead that our souls shine freely with that spark within us. I love you, Lord. I ask this in Christ Jesus’ name, Amen.