breathe in, breathe out
focus on the flame
it’s the flame of life
as I bring the coolness of the air in through my nostrils to the top of my throat, I marvel at the freshness of this breath before allowing it to rest upon my lungs for a moment. then I exhale the warmness of my expended air back through the mouth. one breath is spent and the next follows. this is life
My focus is on this flame. As I exhale through my mouth, the flame flutters. I have altered the movement of a flame with my breath. So it is with the flame of life. One breath, one thought, one action alters the stream of eternity. I have done this.
Faith as small as a mustard seed can remove the mountain of despair, of anger, of fear, of doubt, of addiction just as that one breath moved the course of the flame of life. Just a tiny mustard seed of faith can move a mountain. I can do this. You also can do this.
Faith in the indwelling Spirit, in the inherent goodness of mankind, in the bountiful mercy of God can extinguish our fires of hatred and fear and doubt. It can alter our eternity. Let’s do it.
“Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘ Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” Matthew 17:20