Updated on January 6, 2014
Chronological Bible: July 30, As He lives, you will flourish…
- Ezekiel 13:1-18:32
The ground shakes when the Lord speaks. His word does not go out and come back without fruit. His word is power. His word is might. And goodness gracious, if He starts a sentence with “As I live…” you better be paying attention. For the Lord God, the Almighty One of Israel, the One who was forever and is forever to come is promising on His everlasting life that something is going to happen…and you know it is going to be good!
“ And all the trees of the field shall know that I am the Lord; I bring low the high tree, and make high the low tree, dry up the green tree, and make the dry tree flourish. I am the Lord; I have spoken, and I will do it.” –Ezekiel 17:24, ESV
Are you feeling parched? Has the ground around your roots cracked with the rain drops seeming to evaporate before they have the chance to soak into the dry, caked depressions? Is life feeling especially bushy, like all you have are shrubs that can’t get any sunlight? Those tall trees keep impeding your progress and all you have is a bit of sagebrush blowing along?
The Lord hears you. He knows your cause. And He defends your case. And, dear one, He is about to MOVE. Read the words out of Ezekiel. The Lord God Almighty will make your shrubs stretch. He will douse the cracked earth about you. And you. will. flourish.
Believe He will heal your very spirit. Believe His promise…As. He. Lives.