Ezekiel 37

So, just got back from Mission Worship. All I can really say is wow…just wow! most amazing 3 days away ever! I feel renewed spiritually and ready to face anything thrown at me. Bring it on, lol! Loads of great stuff came out of it, had some great talks with some people (as well as causing the group I was with to threaten to disown me, hehe!) I see great things coming in the future, not only for myself but for Christ Church and for Braintree. May Gods glory increase!
One of the things that came up that I want to talk about today is chapter 37 in Ezekiel. I kept having this passage shoved in my face again and again on Saturday. I was reading it randomly on the beach before the seminars, and it turned up at least once in each of the seminars that I went to in the afternoon. What would I do without these subtle hints God throws at me! When I sat down and read and thought about it deeply, it gave me more of a general impression of my state of spiritual being before the conference, and my state during.
For those of you who don’t know, Ezekiel 37 is where he’s walking through this valley, and everywhere around him are dried bones. And he feels God speak to him, telling him that he (God) will bring life to the bones. And sure enough he does. When I read this passage I’ll admit I was a little confused as to what it had to do with me. Short of the Lord sending me to a graveyard and giving me the power to raise an undead army (which would be quite cool I admit!) I couldn’t see how it referred to me. But when I sat and looked at it in a spiritual context, I found I understood. As I looked back at myself over the past months, I found that I had been drawing further and further away from the living God. I still went to church and worshipped, but I never really thought of him outside of that, except when things went wrong and I blamed him! How fortunate am I that I have a loving and forgiving God, because with what I’d been saying to him recently, certainly deserve at least 2 or 3 lightning bolts upon my head!
My soul had become as dry as those bones in the valley. I thirsted after the water that God gives us, the water that will never run dry, and yet I refused to allow it entry. I had become some obsessed with work and with my problems that I didn’t take time to worship each and every day. The conference changed all that. At Mission Worship I felt myself give over everything to God, I felt his spirit in me as I felt it the first time I met him. It washed over me and through me like a flood, and left me shaking and weak in awe. Praise the Lord that the power he uses on us, his followers, is used to protect, guide and comfort, else I would have surely drowned!
I still do not understand everything, I do not know Gods end plan for me, and I know I will have to work hard, with Gods help, to stay with him in spirit, and to keep my spiritual bones from becoming as dry and dusty as they were a few days ago. But, for the first time in a long while, I feel up to the challenge, because I have a mighty and powerful God on my side, one who will walk with me every step of the way. Amen!
In closing I would suggest to any of you reading this who feels that maybe God is not there as much as he used to be, that maybe he doesn’t answer as often as he once did, read this amazing passage in Ezekiel. Meditate on it, and know that no matter how old, no matter how dry and cracked and thirsty our bones, the Lord God will breathe fresh life into them and fill you with an abundance of water, if you but ask.

All glory to God, shout loud his praise, and know that he is with you always. Amen!

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~ by davemclernon on November 15, 2010.

2 Responses to “Ezekiel 37”

  1. 🙂 Psalm 150:6 Sx

  2. Right on, brother. We need God’s Spirit to breathe on us for new life. It’s our choice to draw near to Him so that He can breathe his renewing life in us!

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