“In every encounter we either give life or we drain it; there is no neutral exchange.” – Brennan Manning
Ezekiel came upon a valley of dry bones (Ezek. 37). Not only was the valley dead, but also the valley was dry, meaning it had been dead for a long time. God then told Ezekiel to prophesy (speak life to) the bones. When Ezekiel spoke life, the bones rattled, flesh and skin appeared, and breath came. What was dead was now very much alive. The lesson for Ezekiel is also true for you and me, too: sometimes we have to speak life into a dead situation. Maybe your situation looks hopeless, but God is Jehovah Rapha (our Healer), and He raises the dead to life. Anybody can describe their dead situation; fewer have the audacity to speak life to it. Speaking life always requires faith, and faith activates God’s power.
Death and life are in the power of the tongue... (Proverbs 18:21, ESV).