Friday, March 22, 2013

Dry Bones

Then he said to me, Prophesy to these bones and say to them, ‘Dry bones, hear the word of the LORD!  This is what the Sovereign LORD says to these bones:  I will make breath enter you, and you will come to life…’” Ezekiel 37:4-5.

If you are on the other side of this screen and seem as if you are living a hopeless life – a life apart from the fullness of God, you must read the entire chapter of Ezekiel 37.  The vision that God gives Ezekiel is a battlefield of bones strewn across the horizon of those fallen.  A battlefield of bones…empty…scattered…lonely…lifeless bones. 

Is the landscape of your life scattered with these dry bones…bones that represent the death of a dream or the pain of a loss.  Are your circumstances void of life and joy?  Are you lying among the shadows in your darkest valley?  The good news is when we are void and lifeless God changes the wind and blows His spirit into our dead circumstances.  What seems lifeless begins to have a pulse and what we have determined is dead starts to move.  The power of the Lord can breathe life into any set of circumstances and hope into any situation.  We are the people of God who were made to live victoriously in spite of our sufferings, and to prosper in spite of our fears.  God calls to life what we see as dead through the power of His Spirit.  He is not satisfied for a mediocre life but desires life to its fullest through His enabling and sustaining grace.

God has a word for our lifeless situations so we must keep our ears ready for the message and our knees bent to the ground.  Then one precious day…with the wind of the Spirit blowing through our circumstances the dry bones will reconnect and form life again.

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