Do You Suffer From DBS

Posted: July 11, 2017 in Uncategorized

Before you freak out and google WebMD, let me explain what DBS is. But first I will tell you that if you have DBS, no doctor on the planet can cure you.

So what is DBS? Is it fatal? How long do you have left to live?

Dry Bone Syndrome

DBS was first discovered in Ezekiel 37:1-2

The hand of the Lord was upon me, and he brought me out by the Spirit of the Lord and set me in the middle of a valley; it was full of bones. He led me back and forth among them, and I saw a great many bones on the floor of the valley, bones that were very dry.

So what the heck was that about? Why in the world would God take Ezekiel for a walk through a valley full of bones?

I believe it was to teach you and me how to worship him properly.

As believers we are commanded to examine ourselves:

Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith, test yourselves.

(2 Corinthians 13:5)

Paul gives no credence to whether you’ve been a church member since you were a baby. We are to examine ourselves to see if our hearts have the correct attitude towards worship.

Just because you do this church thing on Sunday, doesn’t mean anything.

I’ve had people work for me in my painting company that totally mess up the job and then defend themselves by saying, “I’ve been painting for fifteen years.”

I simply say, “Well you’ve been doing it wrong for fifteen years.” See time is not the marker when it comes to attending church. A changed life is.

Many young people, and older folks too, have made a routine out of church attendance. Like brushing their teeth or getting dressed in the morning.

Routine

I looked up the meaning of routine and found this;

Habitual or mechanical performance of an established routine. A boring state or situation in which things are always done the same way.

Habitual

I also looked up habitual;

Doing, practicing or acting in some manner by force of habit. Doing something without thinking about it.

Have you made going to church a routine? You go because it’s the thing to do on Sunday. You go because your parents expect you to go.

Do you go through the motions, lip syncing your way through the songs? Checking Facebook? Thinking about what you’re gonna do right after church?

You know what to say and when to say it, but your heart is not in it. It has become ritual, not worship.

Maybe you are just waiting to turn 18 so you can stop going to church. You can finally sleep in on Sunday morning.

If this describes you, you suffer from DBS

In the passage from Ezekiel 37, God showed the prophet a valley full of dry bones. God asked Ezekiel, “Can these bones live?” God knew the answer was yes but something supernatural had to take place and it did.

In Ezekiel 37:5

This is what the Sovereign Lord says to these bones: I will make breath enter you, and you will come to life.

If you allow god to breathe on your dry bones, He can recreate life in you.

In Ezekiel 36:25-27, God makes this promise to you:

I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean; I will cleanse you from all your impurities and from all your idols. I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws.

Wrap your mind around that. The God of the universe, The God who created everything, the God without beginning or end, wants to put his spirit in you and then help you to want to obey Him.

How unbelievable is that? He will transform your heart to want to worship Him.

God wants to do this in you and through you. He wants to pour out his Spirit on you. He says, “I did not die a horrible death on the cross so you can come to a building one day a week and limp through a service and call it worship.

He died so that you can have an abundant life. Abundant Worship. He wants your life to be a witness to the world.

Don’t make God Routine

 

 

 

 

 

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