Please enjoy the rest of Sharon Jaynes’s story…continued from last blog post!
I pondered those words for the rest of the day. I called a friend who was struggling in her marriage—in a very bad way. The sort of way that leaves you wondering if it will survive. I told her the story.
Sometimes things are dead, and sometimes they just need to be woken up.
Sometimes a marriage is dead, and sometimes it just needs to be woken up.
Sometimes a friendship is dead, and sometimes it just needs to be woken up.
Sometimes a dream is dead, and sometimes it just needs to be woken up.
I think of how God told the prophet Ezekiel to speak to the valley of dry bones. “Prophesy to these bones and say to them, ‘Dry bones, hear the word of the Lord! This is what the Sovereign Lord says to these bones: I will make breath enter you, and you will come to life. I will attach tendons to you and make flesh come upon you and cover you with skin; I will put breath in you, and you will come to life. Then you will know that I am the Lord.’” Ezekiel 37:4-6 (NIV)
I imagine Ezekiel felt pretty silly talking to those dry bones. And honestly sometimes I feel pretty silly obeying God and speaking life into the dry bones of some of my situations.
So here’s my word for me and you today.
For my friend struggling in her marriage…
For my friend who cries for her adult son who walked away from God…
For my friend who longs to cuddle up with a good husband rather than a good book…
Don’t assume the dream is dead. Sometimes it just needs to be woken up.
What is one dream or situation that you need to wake up today? Maybe something you’ve given up on in the past, but God is saying to keep going?
And if it is your marriage that seems to be lulled into a sleepy slumber by the routine of life, I have a new resource for you. Sharon’s latest book, A 14-Day Romance Challenge: Reigniting Passion in Your Marriage, offers encouraging stories, Biblical principles, and over 250 creative ways to show your husband how much you love him.
You know that I am all about living Life Unstuck, so if your marriage feels stuck, this could be the very thing to get it moving on the right track again. Don’t give up! Wake it up!
I am giving away a FREE COPY of Sharon’s Book on Valentines Day and Mark and Susan Merrill’s new books! (Check out my last post)
Leave a comment below to be entered to win! I’d love to give you a FREE BOOK!
Susan Williams says
After 28 years of marriage – about a year and a half ago I had an affair… To say the least my family, my marriage, my world were rocked to the core. Only by the grace of God are we still together and are working through all of it. It’s been the hardest year and a half of my life!
I would love to have Sharon’s book to reignite the passion even more.
Thanks & have a blessed day!
WOW!! Thank you for sharing this Susan. I have shared some pretty yucky choices from my past and have seen God do amazing things with my surrendered heart. Get ready friend–HIS GRACE has been ignited in your life!
My prayers and blessings,
Julie B says
Pat, Thank you for the opportunity to win Sharon’s latest book, A 14-Day Romance Challenge: Reigniting Passion in Your Marriage. I’d love to read it and discover all it offers: encouraging stories, Biblical principles, and over 250 creative ways to show your husband how much you love him.
Christina Torres says
I would love to receive a copy of this book. Anything that keeps my marriage thriving is important! Blessing!
I agree Christina!! Lets keep our marriages strong!!
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