Daily Reflections

Our Part in the Process

May 4, 2021 Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

“Son of man, can these bones live?” —Ezekiel 37:3

Ezekiel had been given a vision from God, located in a valley surrounded by dry bones. Then the Lord asked him the above question.

Humanly speaking, the obvious answer is, “Of course not.” But Ezekiel responded, “O, Lord God, you know.” No amount of human effort could bring those bones back to life. Only God could.

However, God didn’t move on those bones without Ezekiel. He used a human instrument to be the means through which He did His reviving work. He gave Ezekiel the assignment to “prophesy over these bones” (Ezek. 37:4).

God knew nothing that Ezekiel could say would make any difference, but He knew His power could change everything in a moment. God had to supernaturally move on those bones to give them life. Our part, however, isn’t to give life; it’s simply to proclaim the Word of the Lord.

God is calling us to exercise faith over the valley of dry bones where we live, to believe that by His power they can live again. We need to be willing to be His instrument in that process.

Make it Personal

How does knowing that salvation is entirely a work of God take the pressure off as we share His Word with others?