As I was searching my heart on what to share with you, I kept hearing a thought from the Lord. It was a total perspective change that gave me so much hope! I know it will bring you hope and peace, too!

"And regarding your speculation on whether the dead are raised or not, don't you read your Bibles? The grammar is clear: God says, 'I am-not was-the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, the God of Jacob.' The living God defines himself not as the God of dead men, but of the living." ~Hebrews 22:29-33 (The Message)

First, the scriptures above share that God is the God of NOW! He is not the past God or the God that "was". God is ever present in all of our lives right now. Sometimes I think the enemy uses this one twisted truth to discourage us the most. The devil likes to say, "God doesn't still part the Red Sea," or, "God doesn't bring dead things to life anymore." TODAY I assure you not only through this scripture found in the Bible but in my personal life and testimony that God is still bringing dead things to life!

As you know I have co-authored a book with my sweet husband, Steve. Together we share how God took our dead marriage and resurrected it from death to life! The scripture I found today just shouted that God is still bringing dead things to life!

Here is an excerpt from our book, Start Again from Scratch:

When Steve and I got married almost 30 years ago, we never dreamed our first 17 years could become hell on earth. I never thought there would come a day when I would love to hate my husband. Here was the man I had vowed to love until the day one of us died, and for most of those first 17 years I prayed his death would come quickly. And preferably at my hands.

If you are you facing some dead areas in your life today - debt in your finances, walking dead relationships, dead end jobs or no job - God can instantly bring life to anything! Surrender to God today and submit to His will. Dare to believe that the breath of God can resuscitate the dead places in your life right now! He did it for me - He resurrected my marriage, our finances, my dying daughter - so I know first hand that God can bring any dead thing back to life! I pray you trust and declare this word over your life today!

I am praying for you and know God will bring all the dead things back to life!

Livin' lively, Laine