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Thursday, May 14, 2009

dry bones

"dry bones." "dry bones." "dry bones."

as i sit down to write today, that's all i seem to be hearing in my heart. what about dry bones? what does it mean? where are they?

Holy Spirit lead me to revelation in the Truth today!

dry: parched, lack of moisture, thirsty, needing rain, death is near, sometimes represents death

bones: the skeleton of human existence, foundation on which physical life is created, needed for human movement, physical strength or muscles attach itself to it

just some of the words or phrases that come to me as i think about the words "dry" and "bones".

living bones are not dry. they have moist marrow in their center bringing them nourishment. dry bones would be bones that have been cut off from their supply of nourishment. they would become weak and unable to hold a person's weight. they would break under the pressure of physical movement. they would cease to be able to perform their needed task for human life.

so what is the spiritual nugget in this? i know there is one!

dry bones-incapable of holding the weight of the strength of physical life, human incapacitation in need of nourishment and life.

wow! ok! now with spiritual understanding. we all have dry bones. we are incapable of carrying the weight of our own sin and incapable of enduring the pressure of physically carrying out the Law of God on our own.

i remember in Ezekiel, God tells the son of man to prophesy to the dry bones and say to them, "hear the Word of the Lord." and, God caused breath and spirit to enter them and they came to life.

without the life of God in me, i have dry bones. i am incapable of carrying my own weight and doing the righteous work of God without the breath of God and His Spirit in me. when i heard the Word of God and believed it, God caused His life to come into my bones and empowered me to carry out and fulfill His will in my life. His life gave my bones strength that i did not have before. now i am capable through His Strength to walk righteously. that makes what Paul says in Phillipians 4:13 a deeper revelation to me, "I have strength for all things in Christ Who empowers me (I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him Who infuses inner strength into me: I am self-sufficient in Christ's sufficiency.)"

my dry bones have come to life through the prophesy of the Word of the Lord because He breathed His life by His Spirit in me and now my bones are empowered by His strength and i can live and move freely in His power.

thank you Lord for a fresh revelation of my complete and utter dependence upon you to enable me to live righteously! my dry bones have come to life!

16 comments:

Bre said...

I like being able to know whats really going on too, I don't always have time to stop an comment but I enjoyed reading your blog.
To me dry bones are dangerous too, because they will soak up the first moisture they can get too and sometimes it is toxic. Its much better to have your cup full of God and goodness to quench the need

RCUBEs said...

Amen! By the power of the Holy Spirit, we have both physical and spiritual restoration. To God be the glory! God bless.

HappyascanB said...

What a great thought provoking post. Thanks for sharing!

B His Girl said...

Hi Christy,

This is a very good word. Yes Lord, thank you for breathing your Spirit into our bones. Your post makes me want to read that passage. I love how Joseph wanted his bones carried out of Egypt, a symbol of the world. He believed the Lord would come to their aid. He did send Jesus to the rescue! Thanks for this uplifting post Christy. Have a great weekend. Barbara

LisaShaw said...

Christy - this says it all: "without the life of God in me, i have dry bones."

Awesome message! His life is within us and has caused our dry bones to become ALIVE but we also have to remain (abide) in Him to keep those "bones" refreshed for if a "fish" goes too far from the water it will die so is the same of us. When we move from the Living Water we become dehydrated--bones dry out and we become spiritually dead but when we abide in Him (Jesus) He abides in us. Hallelujah!

Thank you for this beautiful encouragement today. I left an answer to your question on my blog. Bless you.

Michele Williams said...

Fantastic message! Amen!!!!

Joye @ The Joyeful Journey said...

Such a good word! He breathed His Life-His Holy Spirit within me!!!

I grab hold of this today!

gracetalkwithdaveda said...

Great post Christy!

Debbie said...

Without the Spirit of the Lord, I cannot live this life. I don't know how I would deal with the challenges without His strength and power at work in me.

Thank you for visiting Heart Choices. I recognize some of my favorite blogging friends who left comments and of course Beth of I'm Heading for my Destiny is wonderful. I think I need to get to know you.

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

How thankful I am for the spiritual nourishment of the Holy Spirit within.

Thanks for stopping by. My, what a large and beautiful family. We have four (20, 18, 8, 6). I'm exhausted most days, but love having a big family. Blessings to you this weekend.

peace~elaine

Martha said...

Wow, that's a great way to perceive it :o) very clever and inspiring, thank you!

Also, I feel honoured that you are 'following' my blog and I am proud to be a new follower of yours as well =)

P.S. You have a gorgeous family!!!

<3 Your new friend, Martha

Kelly's Ideas said...

Very nice post.. thank you.

Kelly

http://www.amazingsalvation.com

Alleluiabelle said...

Hi Christy,

This is beautifully written from your heart and the Scriptures.

"my dry bones have come to life through the prophesy of the Word of the Lord because He breathed His life by His Spirit in me and now my bones are empowered by His strength and i can live and move freely in His power." I love this and say "Amen and Amen". You just fanned a refreshing wind across my soul sweet sister and I thank you.

Love you,
Alleluiabelle

Jess said...

thank you for mentioning Phil. 4:13...was in complete need for that scripture to hang on to.!!!

Julie said...

Christy, What a beautiful post. Absolutely loved it. What would we do without the breath of Papa God?

Thanks for your visit to my blog and your sweet words. I love dancing with God.

You have a beautiful family. It's great to meet you!

Keep sharing your heart. It's beautiful

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

My favorite lyric from Days of Elijah is "These are the days of Ezekiel, dry bones becoming as flesh." As someone who experienced the dryness of depression and came back to life through God's mercy, that lyric chokes me up. So "Dry bones" is a meaningful topic to me!