"Your last breath"
(2013 By Bob Perks)

2-1-2013 Church Within SOW Seeds Service - Story #721
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Welcome
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Greetings my Dearest Sisters and Brothers, and welcome again to Church Within's Story of the Week ["SOW Seeds”].

This week's SOW Seeds Story, contributed by: Bob Perks

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Story of the Week
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“Your last breath”
(By Bob Perks)

What if this were your last breath?

If you knew right now that this breath was your last breath...ever, what would you do?

Would you try to hold onto it longer?

Would you breathe it in deeper than ever before expanding your lungs to capacity until you could not take in any more?

Would you breathe slower?

Perhaps you would look around one last time to truly appreciate your life and all that you cherish at that very moment.

Or, would you panic and struggle, gasping for more, and miss the last opportunity to enjoy it all?

Breathing slowly, deeply, you could begin to count all of your blessings and if done properly, you could take the time to thank God for everything.

Would you, after filling your lungs to capacity and holding the sweet, precious air as long as possible, then consciously decide to exhale as slowly as you could?

It is after all your very last breath.

I know I would.

I believe you would, too.

Think about it. One breath of life. How valuable would it be to you? What would you give for it at that moment?

Then permit me to point out the obvious.

You only have one life.

Why do you waste so much of it worrying, crying, whining, and unhappy?

Live your life as you would live your last breath.

Slow down and inhale the precious gift of being alive.

Hold onto every moment and fill your day to capacity until you cannot grasp more of it.

Exhale the noxious fumes of hatred and unforgiving ways of the world. Let go of the past impurities which hardened your spirit and darkened your days.

Breathe in again the very essence of life as if this was indeed the last breath.

Breathe slowly. Inhale.

Breathe slowly. Exhale.

Breathe knowing it is the only life you have, the first and last breath you'll take.

Think about it. One breath of life. How valuable would it be to you? What would you give for it at this moment?

One life, one breath. Now take a deep breath.

Hold onto it for as long as you can. Think how incredibly valuable it is. Be thankful for it.

Exhale slowly and rid yourself of all the negativity.

That's how you should live your life.

It is after all, One life, One breath.

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The Prayer
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Dear God,        
        Every breath is a gift from you.

You ALL are Within the Infinitely Loving Embrace of our Universal Parent,

The Creator's Eternal Love to all of You,
Pastor Daniel

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