Spiritual Breathing

If you become aware of an area of your life (an attitude or
an action) that is displeasing to the Lord, even though you are
walking with Him and sincerely desiring to serve Him, simply
thank God that He has forgiven your sins—past, present, and
future—on the basis of Christ’s death on the cross. Claim His
love and forgiveness by faith and continue to have fellowship
with Him.
If you retake the throne of your life through sin—a
definite act of disobedience—breathe spiritually. Spiritual
Breathing (exhaling the impure and inhaling the pure) is an
exercise in faith that enables you to experience God’s love and
1. Exhale: Confess your sin—agree with God concerning your
sin and thank Him for His forgiveness of it, according to
1 John 1:9 and Hebrews 10:1–25. Confession
repentance—a change in attitude and action.
2. Inhale: Surrender the control of your life to Christ, and
receive the fullness of the‑Holy Spirit by faith. Trust that He
now directs and empowers you, according to the command
of Ephesians 5:18 and the promise of 1 John 5:14,15.