God Must Do It All ~ Come Alive Dry Bones! (by Lauren Daigle)

Click to listen to Lauren Daigle sing Come Alive Dry Bones and read a powerful message if you've ever felt like dry bones or loved someone who is. God must do it all. Ezekiel 37 & Zechariah 4:6 God must do it all. Come alive dry bones!

I’d just finished play practice for West Side Story my senior year in high school when my friend Zach told me the horrible news that President Ronald Reagan had been shot.

Zach was such a jokester, I didn’t believe him at first.

Twenty years later I was standing in the kitchen when my husband Larry called me from work on September 11th. A plane had just hit one of the twin towers.

Five years later I was sitting on an airplane flying from Paris, France to Atlanta, GA when I finally grasped what it really meant that God must do it all.

When life-changing events occur, we remember where we were when they happened.

I imagine Ezekiel still remembers where he was when God gave him the vision of a valley of dry, scattered bones that rose up into an army.

In dramatic fashion, God restored the bones to a living, marching army with muscles, skin, and breath again.

The hand of the Lord was upon me, and He brought me out by the Spirit of the Lord and set me down in the middle of the valley; and it was full of bones.

He caused me to pass among them round about, and behold, there were very many on the surface of the valley; and lo, they were very dry.

He said to me, “Son of man, can these bones live?” And I answered, “O Lord God, You know.”

Again He said to me, “Prophesy over these bones and say to them, ‘O dry bones, hear the word of the Lord.’ Thus says the Lord God to these bones, ‘Behold, I will cause breath to enter you that you may come to life.

I will put sinews on you, make flesh grow back on you, cover you with skin and put breath in you that you may come alive; and you will know that I am the Lord.’” (Ezekiel 37:1-6)

The only thing the Lord told Ezekiel to do with these dry bones was prophecy over them, “O dry bones, hear the word of the Lord.” 

The dry bones came to life because the Word of the Lord changed them.

Jesus is the Word.

The bones could look like a living man covered in muscles and flesh, but until God breathed life into them, they were still dead, dry bones.

Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. 

Why did God go to such elaborate measures to bring dry bones back to life?

 “and you will know that I am the Lord.”

In my last post, Waiting & Wondering Are Agonizing. God is Amazing, I shared how God grabbed my attention and confirmed to my heart that He heard my cries and is answering them.

Because of the amazing series of events, even I couldn’t miss that it was God at work in my life. 

“and you will know that I am the Lord.”

Do you feel like a heap of dry bones, far from the love of God?

Do you love someone who’s love for God has turned into dead, dry bones?

Or perhaps they’ve never believed that Christ is the only real path to God?

We can beat ourselves up thinking we hardened their hearts and caused them to turn into dry bones by our marred reflection of Christ.

We can pray for the perfect words to say that will fix everything or show them the truth. But it’s not by our power or our might that dry bones come alive.

“‘Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’ says the LORD of hosts.” (Zechariah 4:6)

We don’t have the might to change anyone’s mind.

We don’t have the power to make anyone believe.

But the Spirit of God works and moves through His Word and draws hearts to Christ. 

While there’s breath, there’s hope.

When God’s Spirit moves through His Word, dry bones come alive.  

“and you will know that I am the Lord.”

Be encouraged as you listen to one of my favorite artists Lauren Daigle sing Come Alive (Dry Bones).

God must do it all, and He will!

 


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I’m going to be sharing more on how I came to understand that God must do it all very soon.

I did. Here it is: Jesus said, “Abide in Me.” I said, “Huh?” Understanding the Vine and the Branches

Have a great week!

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