Life is filled with patterns of crucifixion and resurrection; of dying and rising; of exhaustion and exhilaration.
So often in life we see the rejected rise to recognition again; the battler is born again into bountiful hope; those who have lost everything are lifted to a new level of life; those struck with sadness are again stirred to singing; those who are crushed come up to be champions.
When did you last stagger through a valley of dry bones? Where dreams dry up and die; where hope hastens to hide from the heat of hassles; where satisfaction slouches off across desert sands; where you feel like Ezekiel in his valley of dry bones. Ezekiel followed a process that helped him and can help us to rise from Dry Bones to High Tones.
Grace Power: He perceived the powerful presence of God. God is with you to strengthen you.
Face Power: God led Ezekiel to face his problem. Face up to your reality with the help of God.
Base Power: “Can these bones live again?” Believe that God can bring new life.
Brace Power: Brace yourself for what God and you together can accomplish. Talk to your dry bones with the authority of God.
Pace Power: “Bit by bit bones connected” Be prepared to move at God’s pace towards a solution.
Ace Power: God’s Spirit came with new life. Request the Spirit to raise Jesus Christ to live in you.
God can raise us from Dry Bones to High Tones