"And he said to me, “Son of man, can these bones live?” And I answered, “O Lord God, you know.” Then he said to me, “Prophesy over these bones, and say to them,O dry bones, hear the word of the Lord. Thus says the Lord God to these bones: Behold, I will cause breath to enter you, and you shall live. And I will lay sinews upon you, and will cause flesh to come upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and you shall live, and you shall know that I am the Lord.” (Ezekiel 37:3-6).
I've been thinking about this passage lately. I want to be careful not to take an interpretation out of context, but to me this question asked of the prophet is powerful. Often situation in our lives seem impossible, overwhelming, and beyond our control. Can we hear God saying "Son of man, can these bones live?" What we see as being impossible and hopeless is possible with God. Do we believe he is capable of breathing new life into dead situations? God doesn't just bring the dry bones to life, he raises up an army. We need to expect God to do the impossible and do a work far beyond what we expect in the natural. God offers us life and relationship. We need to hold fast, and stay the course when we feel like giving up and abandoning some thing we think is dead. We move on the Word of the Lord not because we perceive a season or situation to be dead and useless.
I want to see God do miracles in 2016. I want to see him breath life into hopeless situations and raise up an army that will live and know the Lord. I want to obey the Lord and speak to the Word of the Lord to dry and dead situations and see them live. What an amazing God we serve.