“Then he said to me, ‘Prophesy to these bones and say to them, Dry bones, hear the word of the Lord! This is what the Sovereign Lord says to these bones: I will make breath enter you, and you will come to life’” (Ezekiel 37:4-5, NIV).
The Lord knows the reason you are in your valley. He has lessons that you can only learn in the place where you find yourself at this moment. He may have allowed this valley, but He does not want you to remain there forever. That valley is not your promise. In the valley you may tell yourself that this valley is what God wants for you, but He wants you, like David learned in his own despair, to speak life to your place of dryness. When you regard the valley as your due, you will never climb out of its dryness. When you speak life, your valley is filled with encouragement and hope. You can rise from the ashes and the ruins and come to life in Him!
You have been called to see with the eyes of His Spirit. You have not been called to see things as they are, but to see things that are not as if they were. If you keep professing what you see with your physical eyes, you will never climb out of your valley. If you settle in your valley and wrap yourself in misery, you will continue to walk in fear. God does not want you to have a spirit of fear, but of power, love, and a sound mind. Prophesy to your spiritually dead bones to come to life! Speak life to that place of dryness where you have settled. Speak life to your dry hope, and life to your painful past. David’s life was forged for greater glory in his valley because he learned to encourage himself. He walked out in God’s perfect timing fired for His purpose. Allow God to forge you for His greater purpose. Speaking life in your valley brings the greatest victory. Rise in the lesson you have learned, and walk out of the dryness of defeat to know the sweet joy of victory.
©2017 Lynn Lacher