Are You in a Valley of Dry Bones? What You Speak Out Through Your Mouth is What You Believe in Your Heart

Often times we find ourselves in environments that are contrary to what we would like to see happening. It could be our families, our relationships, and even the environments in our workplaces. Could this be because of the words that we are speaking out? We are not waiting on God to respond to our prayers. God is waiting for us to line up with His will and His ways.

Take for example the exchange with one of God’s prophets, Ezekiel, as described in
Ezekiel 37. When God led Ezekiel to a valley, he saw that he was full of dry bones. In verse 3, God asked Ezekiel, “Son of man, can these bones live?” As Ezekiel responded, he said, “Sovereign Lord, you alone know”. It was then that the Lord directed him, in Ezekiel 37:4-6, what to say next;

“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. I will attach tendons to you and make flesh come upon you and cover you with skin; I will put breath in you, and you will come to life. Then you will know that I am the Lord.”

Ezekiel spoke out in faith, in response to the direction of the Lord. The dry bones responded, just as was commanded. Do we find ourselves in a valley of dry bones focusing on where we are and not the words of hope that the Lord has revealed in our hearts?  Some parents never speak the life-filling words of encouragement over their families, over their children. This happens because the only focus is on the present situation and not the potential of what someone can be. Continue Reading…

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