April 13, 2016
In today’s QT, God raises the valley of dry human bones to life through Ezekiel. And God says in verse 12: "O my people, I am going to open your graves and bring you up from them; I will bring you back to the land of Israel."
Today’s QT reflection asks the questions, do you feel desperate, hopeless, or spiritually dead? What brokenness does God want to heal? And I have to say that I do feel a little spiritually dead, and my heart is a little broken. But I’m not without hope though.
I am feeling very worn down by all the people in my life who are asking all kinds of things from me, and requiring all kinds of love, with no real appreciation for my sacrifices. So, sometimes, I just want to stop and say this is my limit, and it’s all I can do, sorry, but somehow, for some reason, I keep at it, probably for some good reason. God could probably say the same about me. And I am probably feeling this way because I’m not asking/receiving enough love from God to flow out to these people. And it’s really nothing compared to what Jesus did. It’s difficult to live the way God is asking me to, but it’s all for me anyways. I’m just a little tired that’s all. I just have to remember just how much love I’m already receiving from God, in ways I can’t possibly thank enough, and all HE’s asking me to is to love these people just little bit with a little bit of my sacrifice.
Application: read random chapters of the bible before eating anything, pray 15 minutes at 4pm.