PUT ON YOUR OXYGEN MASK

put on your oxygen mask devotional
In HIS Presence

PUT ON YOUR OXYGEN MASK

Read: Isaiah 54:11-14

Meditation verse:

“O you afflicted one, tossed with tempest, and not comforted, behold, I will lay your stones with colorful gems, and lay your foundations with sapphires” (Isaiah 54:11).

 

“In the event of loss of pressure, an oxygen mask will be released from the panel above your head. Pull mask down sharply; the acting of pulling releases the flow of oxygen. Place mask over your nose and mouth, pull straps tightly and breathe normally. Be sure to put your mask on before helping others”.

I bet you cannot recall how many times you have heard the above instructions during your air travels. An oxygen mask provides a method to transfer breathing oxygen gas from a storage tank to the lungs. When you inhale through the mask, you breathe in oxygen from the reservoir bag. Your exhaled air escapes through vents in the side of the mask and goes back into the atmosphere. Simply put, an oxygen mask is a device for assisting you when you cannot breathe on your own. Since it covers your mouth and nose, it is unlikely that you would be speaking to anyone. In fact, if you have ever been in an aircraft where you needed to put on your oxygen mask, you would notice how still and quiet everyone is.

There may come a time in your life, when you have tried all, you know how to do to navigate a particular issue, but nothing seems to be working and you have reached the end of the tunnel. You have nowhere else to go, nothing else to try and nobody else to ask for help. At such times, it is okay to pause and put on your oxygen mask. What does this mean? When you have done all that you can do and do not know what else to do, then be still and simply do nothing.

Psalm 46:10 says, “Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!”.  Isaiah 30:15 says, “for thus says the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel: “In returning and rest you shall be saved; in quietness and confidence shall be your strength…”. Psalm 23:1-3 says “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake”. In these scriptures, God is extending an oxygen mask to you. So, be still, pull sharply on the mask, put it over your mouth and nose and breathe normally.

 

IN HIS PRESENCE is written by Oke Chinye

Have you asked Jesus Christ to come into your heart?

He says in Mathew 11:28, “come unto me all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” He longs to give you rest.

Would you like to do so now? Here’s a prayer you can say:

Dear Jesus, I believe that You died to save me from all my sins. Today, I invite you into my heart and I accept you as my Lord and Saviour. Please forgive all my sins and help me to live my life for You.

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