Remember homework? I’ll have to admit, homework wasn’t my favorite after school activity. Last night, however, I rediscovered the purpose of homework. Homework wasn’t given to get on your nerves. Instead, homework was given to help you master the concepts and skills needed to succeed. More importantly, homework makes test-taking easier.
Interestingly, Ezekiel learned the power of GOD’S WORD through a homework assignment. In a vision, GOD assigned him a strange task – preach to some dead bones. Imagine Ezekiel’s initial response, “LORD, are you serious? This is the silliest assignment I’ve ever received.” But it took a dead situation to teach Ezekiel the life-imparting power of GOD’S WORD. When Ezekiel spoke the WORD to the bones, “… they all came to life and stood up on their feet …” (Ezekiel 37:10, New Living Translation).
Just like Ezekiel, maybe your trials are GOD’S way of showing you the power in HIS WORD. Instead of complaining, start confessing the WORD over your dead situation. Use it, and watch things come back to life!
The same WORD that gave light gives life.