21 Days of Seeking God – Day 15

By on 29/05/2017

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Dry Bones

 

See, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh; is anything too hard for me?

Jeremiah 32:27

 

Have you ever seen a person when they have died?

At times like that it is impossible not to think about our physical bodies in a new way.

The only difference between a dead person and me is life. They have all the parts – muscles, tissues, bones – but the spirit has gone.

God is the one who breathes life into us and without his Spirit in us, we are dead inside.

The prophet Ezekiel had an unforgettable encounter with a set of bones. The Lord led him to a valley that was covered with them and asked, “Son of man, can these bones live?” (Ezekiel 37:3) Notice that the Lord doesn’t say, “Are these bones alive?” It is quite obvious that they are not. They are dead. All dried up. Useless.

Ezekiel isn’t too sure where the Lord is going with his line of questioning so he plays it safe and says, “O Sovereign Lord, you alone know.” Ezekiel doesn’t answer the Lord’s question with a bold and confident yes because he can’t see beyond the natural process of death so clearly evident right before him. His perspective is limited, however the Lord doesn’t criticize his lack of faith.  Instead in His love and mercy, He gives Ezekiel a vision of what can happen when God enters a seemingly hopeless situation.

The Lord tells Ezekiel to prophesy to the bones, to command them to come to life. As Ezekiel speaks he hears a rattling sound. The bones are moving. They come together one by one. Flesh and tendons appear, skin covers them. However, the bodies are still dead.

Again, the Lord tells Ezekiel to prophesy and to call forth the bread of life. When Ezekiel commands the breath to enter into the bodies, a vast army stands before him – hundreds of living, breathing human beings. Now Ezekiel can answer Gods question with complete confidence, “yes, these bones can live.”

Like Ezekiel you may find yourself standing in the middle of a valley of dry bones. You can’t see beyond what’s right in front of you. God wants to change your viewpoint.

Whatever you are facing may seem hopeless but it’s not.

Whether it’s a lifeless marriage, a dead-end job, or an uncertain future, the Lord wants to speak life into your situation. Put your trust in his Word and watch the God of the universe do amazing things.

 

PRAYER

God, I put my trust in you today. Even when situations in my life seem hopeless, I know that nothing is too difficult for you.

Father we make this prayer in the name of Jesus through the power of your holy spirit.

Amen


6 comments on “21 Days of Seeking God – Day 15

  1. Bruce, praise God!!!
    My husband sat, listened to your talk and then prayed/followed (as he is not yet up to verbally saying it) the Rosary with me, you and your lovely wife. Bruce, years of praying has brought him to this point – praise God for you, YOU ARE making a difference. I have also been forwarding your 21 Days to another ‘hard to crack nut’ and he too sent me a very positive response last night!!! Praise our Awesome God!!! Thank you ????????????????????????????????????????????

  2. Dear Lord I have allowed my faith to become dry bones. Please help me. Put a new life and a new spirit within me and stay with me to help and guide me to keep my faith alive and vital and to help others around me. Thank You Lord, Amen

  3. Show me a light that I may go forth and the man said “put your hand into the hand of God, that to you is better than a light , safer than a known way”.

  4. Lord Heavenly Father, yes nothing is too difficult, nothing is impossible with You. I trust You can breath life into my husband’s heart and mind, revive his Faith and love. Help him to see life through your eyes, to love others the way you do. To trust You and be guided by You concerning career prospects, our finances, our future. Show him how to love me the way You would want him to love me and I towards him. Deepen the covenant we made to each other and to You in our marriage. Renew my mind Lord for You didn’t give me a spirit of fear ( there is healthy fear e.g. avoiding real danger) but of power and of love and a sound mind, self discipline, self control. Show me how to love my neighbour as myself but even more how You love Lord. Those who are strangers. Help me to see You in all I meet. Lord God help me also to forcefully repell and out rightly reject thoughts and feelings that are not from You. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Lord my Heavenly Creator bring to life the woman of God You intended me to me, the disciple, the wife, the mother, the sister, the daughter, the friend. Bring to life the joy and peace and awe in all the gifts You have given me in this world. Also please give me the strength, perseverance, trust, patience and increase my faith in the battle I am facing right now. Do not let the enemy’s lies, half truths masquerading as reality, truth win. Whenever satan tries to bring up my past remind me Lord Jesus to take St Theresa’s advice and remind the devil of his future!!! I ask this prayer Father the giver of Life in the name of Your Son Jesus through the power of the Holy Spirit, Amen.

  5. Bruce, your reflection on ‘DRY BONES’. spoke volumes to me. I have let the evil one dry my bones for a long time, after pondering on your article I am going to open my mouth and start prophesying on the situations in my life. Thank you once again for the beautiful reflection.

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