Deep breaths

Just as the body is dead without breath, so also faith is dead without good works. James 2:26

Nice analogy, James. Breathing is an involuntary function, providing oxygen to every cell in the body. Unlike other involuntary functions we can consciously incorporate breathing techniques to increase performance and reduce pain or stress. Shallow breathing is not a sign of good health. Our deliberate choices about how we love others and serve them affects our own spiritual well-being as well as the health of the body of Christ. Like deep breathing.

Lord, teach me to breathe deep and serve well.