Spiritual Breathlessness

A man is said to be breathless when he is out of breath or much exhausted and unfit for work. What a fuss some people make when they do a little work for the cause of Christ. They arc out of breath for a week after it, and can talk about nothing else. It is wonderful how long-winded some professing Christians are when talking about the things of the world, and yet they pant and puff and seem utterly breathless when spiritual things are being dealt with. This spiritual asthma is the result of diseased respiratory organs, brought on by breathing the foul air of worldliness, and neglecting the fresh and healthful air of secret prayer and holy fellowship with God. A man not filled with the Holy Ghost will always be a breathless man. Breathless men make poor workmen. "Be filled with the Spirit" (Eph_5:18).