Home Among Us

I will make My home among them. I will be their God, and they will be my people. -(Ezekiel 37:27, NLT)


Though this promise was given to Ezekiel for the people of Israel, it remains true and valid for those who follow Him today. When we invite Christ to be The Lord of our lives, He comes and dwells among us. We are His, bought at a price that not one of us could afford. May we embrace this amazing grace and go forth in love, as we have been loved.

 

Where dry bones once lay, 

New life has been breathed;

There’s purpose and hope, 

For all who believe. 

When we make the choice,

To serve God alone;

The Lord comes and dwells,

Makes our heart His home. 

He is our great God,

And we are called His;

No more a dry land,

We’ve a call to live. 


Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that when we seek You, You make Your home among us.  Thank You that You are our God and we are Your people. Thank You that You breathe life where none could be found, and You call us each to more. Forgive us for getting comfortable in places that are dark and lacking life. Teach us to trust and rely on You to know how to be light and life, and to know when to walk away. Show us how to love as You so lavishly love each of us. May many come into a lasting relationship with You. Be glorified O God, as we embrace Your presence among us. Amen.
May God Almighty grant you mercy. – Genesis 43:14


© Shannon Elizabeth Moreno and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present.

Life Breathed into Dry Bones

“This is what the Sovereign Lord says to these bones: I will make breath enter you, and you will come to life.” – Ezekiel 37:5

photo by revnick

In a valley full of dry bones, the Spirit of the Lord spoke to Ezekiel.  God said that He would bring the bones back to life, as Ezekiel was obedient to speak out what the Spirit had spoken to his heart.

If God can breathe life into broken, dry bones, is there anything He cannot accomplish?

If He grants us words to speak out on His behalf, how can we hide or hold back?

Silence squelches that which our Savior grants us to speak.  Fear fights for fingers to deafen ears and cover mouths that are meant to give voice to that which God has granted.

Each of us who calls Christ King, have our own experiences where He breathed life into our dry bones, and brought us back to life.  Where hope had been hidden, it is now readily found.  In the spaces where sin sought to sink our souls, we are now armed with His safety devices to keep us from sinking into the depths of despair.

Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that You breathe life into us so that we may come to know the fullness found in You.  Forgive me, Father, for staying silent when You want me to speak.  Teach us to trust in Your truth and to rely on Your strength to do all that You ask of us, that we could never do on our own.  Lead us Lord, to listen and obey, so that other dry bones may be brought back to life.  Amen.

© Shannon Elizabeth Moreno and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present