Ezekiel 37: 1-14 provides details about Ezekiel’s valley experience. He is in a valley surrounded by old, dead, dry bones. Amid this valley experience, God speaks and asks Ezekiel can the bones live? Instead of Ezekiel providing a definitive answer, Ezekiel replies, God you know! God infinite wisdom knows all things. We must be like Ezekiel and recognize the all-knowing characteristic of God. God then instructs Ezekiel to speak to the bones – speak life to the thing that has no life. Proverbs 18:21 states that life and death are in the power of the tongue. So as Ezekiel begins to speak life, he was able to see a shift in the bones, they begin to come together, and skin begins to appear, but they still had no life. God instructs Ezekiel to speak again and then Ezekiel was able to experience God breathe the wind of life into the bones.
This is such a powerful experience as it shows us the power that God provides to us all, the ability to speak life in dead situations. We are in perilous times; however, God is still in the midst of it all, whispering to us to continue to speak Life. No matter what it looks like, we must continue to speak life. So, when negative news enters our space, we must turn it around, find something positive to speak. We must counter the negative with positive.
Father God, thank you for breathing fresh life into me today. Thank you for the blessing that is on my life to hear you whispering to me to speak life over my brothers and sisters. As we go through times of national emergency help us to remember that You are still on the throne, You have the world in your hands, and You are covering us. God, we pray for those experiencing COVID-19 and we pray that those around these individuals will continue to speak life directly to them. As they are alone and without their loved ones, let them know that there are people all over rooting for them to recover for this condition. God, help all of them to continue to remain positive about their outcome despite how they are feeling now. Help them understand that You, God, can change their situation. And when they can no longer speak for themselves, help us, as the body of Christ speak life over our brothers. 2 Peter 3:9 states, “the Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.” Thank you, Lord, that you do not glory in us perishing but desire for us to prevail. Give us the strength to prevail, In the name of Jesus. Amen.