Are there two or three activities that were once part of your life that have died away? Has the Lord been encouraging you that they might not be dead, but merely asleep? They brought you great joy and purpose, as you used your God-given talents to fulfill them. The colour that they brought to your life is missing but you have become so used to the status quo that you hardly noticed this absence anymore. But recently God has been re-kindling, re-awakening you to what you once thought you would never live without – but that the deceiver succeeded in hiding from you.
Now your Creator invites you to call them back into being. Declare the life-giving power of Jesus over these long-forgotten dreams and talents! Wake them up – they were not dead, only dormant, covered by cobwebs. Blow on them and worship God as you once again use them for His glory.
… “Stop wailing,” Jesus said. “She is not dead but asleep.” They laughed at him, knowing that she was dead. But he took her by the hand and said, “My child, get up!” Her spirit returned, and at once she stood up. Then Jesus told them to give her something to eat.