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Saturday, December 24, 2016

Music Devotion Day 4: Come Alive (Dry Bones)//Lauren Daigle

Come Alive (Dry Bones)//Lauren Daigle

Our world seems to be in a time of chaos. Every time we turn on the news there is another story of tragedy. Even our small, quiet town has had it’s fair share of darkness. It is easy in times like these, when we see horrifying pictures of children no longer crying because their country is so filled with destruction to ask, “Where is God?” Or even, “What is the point of believing in God?”

Through the eyes of men it seems
There's so much we have lost
As we look down the road
Where all the prodigals have walked
One by one
The enemy has whispered lies
And led them off as slaves

Satan (2 Corinthians 11:14) sits at the door to our hearts whispering all the horrible things that are happening in our world. And if we focus on his voice then we can’t see hope, or God, or love, or any form of peace.

But we 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'll step into the valley unafraid, yeah

We do serve a God of love. The all powerful, all knowing creator of the world has not given up the battle. He fights in ways that we have never seen and could never understand. He has called us to be His hands and feet and given us the power of His Spirit. We have the same Spirit that Ezekiel (Ezekiel 37:1-10) had when he called out to the Valley of Dry Bones to come alive. And they did, not only did they come alive, but their bodies were recreated and they became an army to fight the battle.

As we call out to dry bones
Come alive, come alive
We call out to dead hearts
Come alive, come alive
Up out of the ashes
Let us see an army rise
We call out to dry bones, come alive

We have been called into the valley to fight a battle of spiritual proportions (Ephesians 6:12). We are called to love the dry bones of this world. We are called to breathe the life of the Spirit into those ashes that seem like lost causes. God hasn’t given up the fight, so why should we? (Joel 3:9)

God of endless mercy
God of unrelenting love
Rescue every daughter
Bring us back the wayward son
And By your spirit breathe upon them
Show the world that you alone can save
You alone can save

Don’t let the whispers of Satan have a foothold in your heart. But rest in the Lord for His plan is mighty and perfect. He can see the whole picture that we cannot. Don’t lose heart (Psalm 31:24), He is with us wherever we may go (Joshua 1:9).

So breathe, oh breath of God
Now breathe, oh breath of God
Breathe, oh breath of God
Now breathe


2 Corinthians 11:14 “And no wonder! Even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light.”

Ezekiel 37:1-10 “The hand of the Lord came upon me, and he brought me out by the spirit of the Lord and set me down in the middle of a valley; it was full of bones. He led me all around them; there were very many lying in the valley, and they were very dry.He said to me, “Mortal, can these bones live?” I answered, “O Lord God, you know.”  Then he said to me, “Prophesy to these bones, and say to them: O dry bones, hear the word of the Lord. Thus says the Lord God to these bones: I will cause breath to enter you, and you shall live. I will lay sinews on you, and will cause flesh to come upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and you shall live; and you shall know that I am the Lord.” So I prophesied as I had been commanded; and as I prophesied, suddenly there was a noise, a rattling, and the bones came together, bone to its bone. I looked, and there were sinews on them, and flesh had come upon them, and skin had covered them; but there was no breath in them. Then he said to me, “Prophesy to the breath, prophesy, mortal, and say to the breath: Thus says the Lord God: Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe upon these slain, that they may live.” I prophesied as he commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they lived, and stood on their feet, a vast multitude.”

Ephesians 6:12 “ For our struggle is not against enemies of blood and flesh, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers of this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.”

Joel 3:9 “Proclaim this among the nations: Prepare war,    stir up the warriors. Let all the soldiers draw near, let them come up.”

Psalm 31:24 “Be strong, and let your heart take courage, all you who wait for the Lord.”

Joshua 1:9 “I hereby command you: Be strong and courageous; do not be frightened or dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”



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