As she sat down to do her morning devotions....she actually did so with a sense of dread. That wasn't the norm because most of the time she thoroughly enjoyed this quiet time with the Lord. But lately....as she had asked God to point out some things about her life that might be offensive to Him....it seemed she kept getting more....well, afraid....of what might be next. But that morning was different. She had thought earlier in the morning about the scripture that spoke about the dry bones that came to life....remember that story about Ezekiel and the valley of all the dry bones....
“Speak a prophetic message to these bones and say, ‘Dry bones, listen to the word of the Lord! This is what the Sovereign Lord says: Look! I am going to put breath into you and make you live again! I will put flesh and muscles on you and cover you with skin. I will put breath into you, and you will come to life. Then you will know that I am the Lord.”
And, she realized that was just how she felt....like a dry bone! Her pastor had told her that he felt she had been challenged....and she had....but it was a struggle to understand exactly what the challenge was. For over a year, she had felt God was asking something of her....and during that year she had taken several leaps of faith....sometimes feeling like she was stepping out into thin air....but GOD....was always there to catch her and give her a soft landing....eventually!! As she sat down that morning and asked God to speak to her thru HIS word....wondering if HE would....she knew exactly she was getting what she had asked for as she read her devotional. It never ceased to amaze her that a devotional that was written ever so long ago....and placed in a devotional on that particular day....would speak to her heart in a way that only God could have planned! As she wept tears of repentance and joy all at the same time....she felt those dry bones starting to mend together in her Spirit....and she knew immediately that her precious Lord and Savior had answered yet another prayer. As one of the Beatitudes came to her mind.....
"a time to be born and a time to die"
....she realized that it was time to be born yet again in HIM....and to die more and more to her selfish desires.....and as she went to her blog that morning....this was the scripture for the day....
He must become greater and greater,
and I must become less and less.
Please keep this child of God in your thoughts and prayers....
....as she continues to search for HIS will in her life!!!
In HIS Most Precious Love....and with mine!!!
What did you do this purely expressed. I love your honesty. It's often so hard to examine yourself: what are my hidden defects. This history of the dry bones means a lot to me. I believe God works miracles to spiritually dead. He can make them live again. There is hope for our sons, daughters ( or others) who chose a path other than God's way. He can bring them back.ReplyDelete
Hug from me to you.
Beautiful post~ it is such a blessing to come here and have God speak to me through your words. God bless.ReplyDelete
Wonderful /Deb, you do have a great blog, and the subjects always speak to me as I know it does for others!ReplyDelete
God bless you
Beautiful post! Thanks for joining our Terrific Thursday Blog Hop! Hope to see you next Thursday! :)ReplyDelete