Then he said to me: “Son of man, these bones are the people of Israel. They say, ‘Our bones are dried up and our hope is gone; we are cut off.’ 12 Therefore prophesy and say to them: ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: My people, I am going to open your graves and bring you up from them; I will bring you back to the land of Israel. 13 Then you, my people, will know that I am the Lord, when I open your graves and bring you up from them. 14 I will put my Spirit in you and you will live, and I will settle you in your own land. Then you will know that I the Lord have spoken, and I have done it, declares the Lord. Ezekiel 37 : 11-14 – Valley of Dry Bones
Devotion on Ezekiel Valley of Dry Bones
1. Never forget that God is with you in the valley. In the valley God grabbed Ezekiel. Because of this we need to remember that God is always pursuing us. Even when it seems like all hell is against you, remember Jesus said even the gates of hell will not prevail against you.
2. Look for the possibility. There were bones everywhere and Ezekiel wasn’t sure why he was in the valley. We need to Choose to see the possible in the everyday. Nehemiah 13:2, says ‘Our God, however, turned the curse into a blessing”.
3. Take a step into the unknown – be willing to take a risk. The bible is full of people who had to trust God with a maybe. 1st Samuel 14:6- Jonathan said to his young armor-bearer, “Come, let’s go over to the outpost of those uncircumcised men. Perhaps the Lord will act in our behalf. Nothing can hinder the Lord from saving, whether by many or by few.” Take a step into the unknown, nothing can hinder the Lord!
4. Prophecy into your situation. We need to start saying, “God, I just need your word”. I never want to run in front of God or ever lag behind Him. Stop talking about your situation and talk to it instead. Put God’s word into your mouth and He will direct you in the way you need to go.
5. Invite the wind. Holy Spirit breathe over our staff, over our mission, over our podcast. We need to believe restoration over our lives.
Francis Chan Quote: Most of us use ‘I’m waiting for God to reveal His calling on my life’ as a means of avoiding action. Did you hear God calling you to sit in front of the television yesterday? Or to go on your last vacation? Or exercise this morning? Probably not, but you still did it. The point isn’t that vacations or exercise are wrong, but that we are quick to rationalize our entertainment and priorities yet are slow to commit to serving God.
God if this is not of you then shut the door in front of me.
1. Soak yourself in the Word and read it constantly.
2. Ask God for his word. Be wiling to move even if it is a maybe.
3. When we are in despair or depressed, God is with us and we can trust that he sanctifies us through the valleys.
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About Kevin White
Kevin White is a Christian pastor, international speaker, and an international best-selling author. As a writer, Kevin’s newest book, Audacious Generosity, is a best new Christian Book of 2020. Audacious Generosity was an instant international best seller in India and the United States of America. Audacious Generosity is the New Book to Read in 2021. Look for it among Christianity books on Amazon and everywhere books are sold. Kevin’s why for life is to extend access to Jesus to all people world-wide. Kevin loves to motivate people how to encounter the presence of God in their everyday life.
As a seasoned entrepreneur, Kevin has started and helped start hundreds of businesses, churches, and nonprofit organizations. Kevin is an expert in church leadership and business development. Kevin’s shepherd’s heart can be seen in his speaking and writing. He integrates Biblical principles and worship into everything he does. Kevin’s strategy is to help people transform into the likeness of Jesus. Find more from Kevin White including his blog, podcast shows, YouTube Channel, and Generously Blessed 1MM One Minute Motivational Series at https://kevinwhite.us
About Global Hope India
Kevin White is the Founder/Executive Director of Global Hope India, a Christian mission organization focused on sharing the gospel in India and among Indian Nationals world-wide. We facilitate virtual mission teams to India and short-term mission teams in-person in India. These teams empower the church in India with pastoral training, youth pastor training, children’s ministry, church planting strategy, church planting ministry, and medical missions.
Global Hope India is a Christian charity that raises funds for India. 92% of every dollar given benefits gospel outreach projects in India such as church planting, orphan care, clean water projects, bibles, medical clinics, etc. Our partners in India serve the Baptist mission in India, Church of God in India as well as independent Christian churches. We do one thing – advance the gospel in India. We do it in one way – through the local church in India. Join us today by praying for India, giving to God’s work in India and going virtually or in person to make disciples in India. Find out more information at https://globalhopeindia.org
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