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The hand of the Lord was on me, and he brought me out by the Spirit of the Lord and set me in the middle of a valley; it was full of bones...bones that were very dry. He asked me, "Son of man, can these bones live?" I said, "Sovereign Lord, you alone know."  Ezekiel 37:1-3 NIV

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I have seen dry seasons and abundant seasons in my ministry.  I have lived in many different areas of the country, but every place had the same variables for success and failure. In the most desperate situations I have encountered, my actions determined the outcome. The Lord is capable of all things, but we must choose to see through the eyes of faith or the eyes of fear.

God took Ezekiel to the valley of dry bones to show him a dry and dead season. Then He asked Ezekiel if the bones could live. The bones represented the condition of Israel, but the dry bones are anything in our lives that feels dry and dead. God wanted Ezekiel to take action in the dead and dry condition of the situation and told him, Prophesy to these bones and say to them, “Dry bones, hear the word of the Lord!”

God knew the dry bones would live again, but He wanted to use a vessel to bring them back to life. The Lord wants to use you to speak life back into your situation. He also wants you to determine your future by His Word. You have the power of change within your heart, and out of the abundance of the heart the mouth echoes.

The Word of God is a tool against the circumstances in our lives. God did not touch the bones, but He used Ezekiel to speak the Word of life to them. In some of the hardest situations of my ministry, the Word of God was my comfort and defense. When every voice around me spoke defeat, His Word was my constant support. Your confidence in God will determine your action.

God’s Word fills our heart with faith, but faith without action is not faith at all. His Word gives you every tool you need. Every victory has been articulated in His Word. His Word is your strength and victory.

Rise today in your confidence in God, and go take your mountain in faith. Become an example of God’s faithfulness.

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Josh Clevenger

Josh Clevenger is the pastor of Cory Zion Church in Cory, Indiana. He is a husband, father, pastor, author, and evangelist. Josh has numerous books in publication, along with an active outreach ministry. He wants people to feel connected to God’s grace and experience the comfort of His mercies. Follow Josh Clevenger Ministries to get daily encouragement from the Lord.