I Saw the Lord’s Breath

 I was driving, praying and crying out to the Lord concerning trials friends and family are experiencing.
As I entered a small valley, the glory of the Lord shone around and I felt His comforting presence.
The gloomy and gray winter fog had lifted,  revealing the Cascade silhouette. The bright sun sparkled the grass, the trees and the shrubs the Lord had frosted with His breath.
We mark our existence in the cold by exhaling a puffy cloud of our breath. A simple thrill, I still exclaim, “Look, I can see my breath!”
We can see the Lord’s breath in the cold, too.
Job 37:10
“By the breath of God frost is given…”
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He had walked before me that morning,

leaving evidence of His nearness on His creation.

The path was marked with His breath,
the leaves showed evidence of His touch.
Evergreens, already an eternal symbol,
were changed by His presence.
Flowers crystalized by the the breath of God.
And there I am, worshipping because He walked before me, not just in Creation, but in suffering.
As I’m capturing the Lord’s breath, I’m enjoying the eternal life breathed into me when I became a new creation in Christ.
Job 33:4
The Spirit of God has made me,
And the breath of the Almighty gives me life.
Did you feel His presence in your life today?

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26 Responses to I Saw the Lord’s Breath

  1. Bevy February 11, 2011 at 1:20 pm #

    Such a beautiful post and reminder of the Lord's presence – before us.Have a wonderful weekend…my friend.

  2. Jill February 11, 2011 at 3:43 pm #

    One of my favorites from the our Lord- hoar frost! Especially in the sparkly sunshine!Thank you for the Word- Amen Sister!

  3. Melissa K Norris February 11, 2011 at 5:11 pm #

    Wonderful how you looked at saw what the Lord had given. So many times we fail to see His touch. Thanks for reminding me.

  4. Katie February 11, 2011 at 8:40 pm #

    My youngest always gets almost giddy when there is frost everywhere! She loves how "jesus puts glittery sparkles on the trees". His creation is so beautiful! Thanks for the encouragment!!

  5. Katie February 11, 2011 at 8:40 pm #

    My youngest always gets almost giddy when there is frost everywhere! She loves how "jesus puts glittery sparkles on the trees". His creation is so beautiful! Thanks for the encouragment!!

  6. Debbie February 12, 2011 at 4:41 am #

    I guess that I had never thought of the frost on everything as the breath of God. I always loved it when we would all wake up and go outside in upstate NY and the ground would sparkle like diamonds.

  7. Kimmie February 12, 2011 at 1:19 pm #

    What a nice way to start my day…thank you for sharing Mindy.Kimmiemama to 8one homemade and 7 adopted

  8. Kimmie February 12, 2011 at 1:19 pm #

    What a nice way to start my day…thank you for sharing Mindy.Kimmiemama to 8one homemade and 7 adopted

  9. Julie February 12, 2011 at 10:34 pm #

    Love this!

  10. Julie February 12, 2011 at 10:34 pm #

    Love this!

  11. Diane Allen February 13, 2011 at 4:35 am #

    I shall never look at frost without thinking of this lovely post.

  12. Diane Allen February 13, 2011 at 4:35 am #

    I shall never look at frost without thinking of this lovely post.

  13. Sherry @ Lamp Unto My Feet February 13, 2011 at 11:51 am #

    BEautiful pictures! I love looking at His creation and seeing His hand especially the sunrises and sunsets.

  14. Sherry @ Lamp Unto My Feet February 13, 2011 at 11:51 am #

    BEautiful pictures! I love looking at His creation and seeing His hand especially the sunrises and sunsets.

  15. Vintagesouthernlife February 14, 2011 at 8:51 pm #

    Beautiful! Every time I see a beautiful frost I will be reminded of his presence.

  16. Vintagesouthernlife February 14, 2011 at 8:51 pm #

    Beautiful! Every time I see a beautiful frost I will be reminded of his presence.

  17. Sherry February 16, 2011 at 2:34 pm #

    This reminds me of the song "The air I breathe." Beautiful post, God Bless you.

  18. Sherry February 16, 2011 at 2:34 pm #

    This reminds me of the song "The air I breathe." Beautiful post, God Bless you.

  19. Cynthia February 18, 2011 at 12:11 am #

    Mindy loved your poem and message on the Lord walking before us, I so love your writings. Love you and just want you to know your in my thoughts and prayers today. We are all in God's army He shields us always and comforts us in ways we never ever expect. He is always there for us He gives us such peace even in our trials, those who don't know Him have no idea how we can continue on but we have Him. Thank you for your blog.

  20. Cynthia February 18, 2011 at 12:11 am #

    Mindy loved your poem and message on the Lord walking before us, I so love your writings. Love you and just want you to know your in my thoughts and prayers today. We are all in God's army He shields us always and comforts us in ways we never ever expect. He is always there for us He gives us such peace even in our trials, those who don't know Him have no idea how we can continue on but we have Him. Thank you for your blog.

  21. Charlotte February 18, 2011 at 3:46 am #

    This is beautiful. The Lord's breath is everywhere. Sometimes we can even see it. Thank you for this beautiful post.Blessings,Charlotte

  22. Charlotte February 18, 2011 at 3:46 am #

    This is beautiful. The Lord's breath is everywhere. Sometimes we can even see it. Thank you for this beautiful post.Blessings,Charlotte

  23. Betty February 18, 2011 at 4:52 pm #

    Hi – it has taken me the entire week to visit everyone in Spiritual Sunday! you were near the end of the list – I liked your last post so much – especially as frost is very evident in the early morning on the allotment I have taken on. Thankyou.

  24. Betty February 18, 2011 at 4:52 pm #

    Hi – it has taken me the entire week to visit everyone in Spiritual Sunday! you were near the end of the list – I liked your last post so much – especially as frost is very evident in the early morning on the allotment I have taken on. Thankyou.

  25. Betty February 18, 2011 at 4:52 pm #

    Hi – it has taken me the entire week to visit everyone in Spiritual Sunday! you were near the end of the list – I liked your last post so much – especially as frost is very evident in the early morning on the allotment I have taken on. Thankyou.

  26. Betty February 18, 2011 at 4:52 pm #

    Hi – it has taken me the entire week to visit everyone in Spiritual Sunday! you were near the end of the list – I liked your last post so much – especially as frost is very evident in the early morning on the allotment I have taken on. Thankyou.

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