Sometimes in life we get to a point where we don’t know what else to do. Where we have so many different directions that we can go into but don’t know which one to take. I have served my Country for 14 long years but sometimes that does not seem like it is nearly enough. People you meet come and go; some that you like and miss and then some that you don’t. Life is confusing. Ministry has always been a top priority to me but other things always seem to get in the way. That is way this blog has been a huge blessing in disguise for me. It has allowed me to reach people all over the world in a very short time. I have looked at my demographics and I have already reached 3 different Continents with the information that God has given me. What makes it even better is that I did not go out and find those people and tell them to read they so my content and it drew them to it. So before I go any further I would like to say thank you to the people who have already began to follow this writing endeavor. I pray that what is said in my dialogue with you will bless your spirit from now until eternity.
Me thinking about being lost reminds me of the things that I have read throughout the book of Ezekiel. He was a prophet that God had shown many things. God showed him revelation by making him eat the dung of man, he showed him revelation by taking him to a valley of dry bones, he even showed him revelation through the story of a prostitution. These different stories that span through 3 different chapters of a 48 chapter book doesn’t show just Ezekiel being lost. It shows how an entire nation is lost.
The first story was in Chapter 4 this story Ezekiel is to lay a siege upon himself letting the children of Israel know that they had defiled themselves. He did this by defiling himself by eating food that he cooked in the dung of humans. He was told to do this in front of the entire nation to try and let them know that they were lost. They didn’t want to hear it. They stayed lost and kept doing the things that they were doing. They continued to defile themselves and do the things that they wanted to do. It lead to what eventually happens in Chapter 16 of Ezekiel.
When he makes it to Chapter 16 Ezekiel tells a story about how the nation was born into a bad situation. They were given someone that finally loved them and they turned their back on that person. They continued to do the things that they wanted instead of accepting the love that the new person was willing to give to them. They chose to stay lost and keep doing the things that made them feel good. Instead of doing what was right. The story told of a woman prostituting herself out even though she had found a husband that loved her. Just like the woman did not understand what had happened to her the nation did not understand the story of being loved.
That led to the story of dry bones. You can find this story in Chapter 37. The people had been lost for so long that Ezekiel began to be discouraged about them being able to be found. This led God to give him a great revelation that all of us can look at and get victory from. The story of dry bones tells us that even when we get to a point where we have dried up all of our resources. Or we get to a point that we are completely lost in what we are doing we can speak to the dry bones in our lives and tell them that they live. That they can Come alive.
There will be times in our life that we are lost but we have the ability to come alive. We have the ability as fathers to speak to our situation and tell it that it may be dry it may not have life in it right now but God can make it come alive. When I started writing this today I felt lost and confused about what to do in ministry. However, God spoke to me even in this be faithful of these few things and speak life into your dry bones. I know I’m a little all over the place with this right now now but prayerfully you still received something from this as you read this.
Yours in Christ,
A Christian Dad