Thursday, August 20, 2015

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Ezekiel 37:1-14New Living Translation (NLT)

A Valley of Dry Bones

37 The Lord took hold of me, and I was carried away by the Spirit of the Lordto a valley filled with bones. He led me all around among the bones that covered the valley floor. They were scattered everywhere across the ground and were completely dried out. Then he asked me, “Son of man, can these bones become living people again?”
“O Sovereign Lord,” I replied, “you alone know the answer to that.”
Then he said to me, “Speak a prophetic message to these bones and say, ‘Dry bones, listen to the word of the Lord! This is what the Sovereign Lord says: Look! I am going to put breath into you and make you live again! I will put flesh and muscles on you and cover you with skin. I will put breath into you, and you will come to life. Then you will know that I am the Lord.’”

So I spoke this message, just as he told me. Suddenly as I spoke, there was a rattling noise all across the valley. The bones of each body came together and attached themselves as complete skeletons. Then as I watched, muscles and flesh formed over the bones. Then skin formed to cover their bodies, but they still had no breath in them.

Then he said to me, “Speak a prophetic message to the winds, son of man. Speak a prophetic message and say, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: Come, O breath, from the four winds! Breathe into these dead bodies so they may live again.’”

Through the eyes of man it seems

There's so much we have lost

As we look down the road where all

The prodigals have walked

And one by one the enemy 

Has whispered lies

And led them off as slaves

But I know that you are God,

Yours is the victory

We know there is more to come

That we may not yet see

So with the faith you've given us

We step into the valley unafraid

We call out to dry bones,

Come alive, come alive

We call out to dead hearts,

Up out of the ashes,

Let us see an army rise

We call out to dry bones, come alive

God of endless mercy,

God of unrelenting love

Rescue every daughter

Bring us back the wayard sons

And by Your spirit breathe upon them

Show the world that You alone can save

You alone can save


So breathe, oh breath of God

Now breathe, oh breath of God

Breathe, of breath of God

Now breathe

(repeat 4x)


We call out to dry bones come alive

Oh come alive

Oh come alive

~~Lauren Daigle~~

This is the link to her video, it explains the message behind the song.  I have posted this type of message before, but it is something The Lord has put on my heart again.  It was a personal wake up call from Him, saying I am here to revive your dry bones.  I am here to breathe a new life into you.  I am here to give you a new hope and passion.  So, you see even if life or life situations seem bleak, or you are just going through the motions.  You feel like you may have lost your way.  Not necessarily lost your love or faith in God, but maybe you just need a fresh breath of life. Take a moment and ask Him to breathe His life into you.  You will be amazed when He answers...just my  cents

Saturday, August 15, 2015

I am That...Girl!

Today I volunteered for the Idaho Wine Run, while my best friend ran her first 10k.  When I first got there I was feeling intimidated by all the women who were walking around getting ready to run.  All I saw was fit girls who looked this was going to be a walk in the park.  My volunteer position was first aide station one.  We handed out water, Gatorade and fruit.  As the first runners came upon us we all started cheering, and a sense of community started to settle in around us.  We started getting word of thanks, my response was no thank you!!! YOU are doing an amazing job keep up the good work, you got this!.  I would hear other runners encourage each other.  When the 5k runners came to us, I started to see women who looked like me...little do they know that they gave me so much encouragement just by them running by me.  While Jennifer and I was driving home we were talking about the run.  We both agreed to try get more proactive in getting in shape for the next run which is in November. We both agreed the running community is pretty much amazing and very accepting of other people.  All I heard was encouragement.  I have done a 5k, but mostly walking it and I loved every minute of it, but that was last year.  I had lost my mojo to work out and keep living a healthier life style.  When I told some of the other volunteers a little bit about myself, they said don't give up. Thank you! You lighted a fire of hope in me, I had forgotten about.  Another thing Jennifer and I talked about how we had read something to the effect of  when experienced runner sees a new runner who was just starting out.  Has these thoughts going through her head:  I am so proud of you! When you run by me, don't look down...look me in the eye, so you can see how much I admire you.  Keep up what you are doing and you will get there.  Well now it is my turn to give you thanks...for I am that girl who is scared to look you in the eye.  I don't want you to see me struggling or to see me about to pass out.  Thank you for willing to give me hope.  Thank you for your kind words.  Thank you for giving me the extra push to keep going...I am That Girl!!! Who can't thank you enough...just my 2cents