Arise, Shine!

October 20, 2023

“Arise, shine; for your light has come! and the glory of the Lord is risen upon you. For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and deep darkness the people; but the Lord will arise over you, and His glory will be seen upon you” Isaiah 60:1-2, ESV.

Of all the things you do in life, let the biggest be to arise and shine your light for the Lord. Every minute of every day. Shine and let His presence be welcome in all your dealings, in all that you do.

When you stand firm in faith and your identity in Christ as a beloved son, you will be a guiding light for others who may have lost their way. In your light, who is Jesus himself, people will find comfort, hope, security, and inspiration. Even when you walk into a room, people will notice your light and that God is with you.

Feed the burning of your light with the word of God and abide in the Good Shepherd. The glory of God, His goodness and greatness, is risen upon your life, and now is the time to arise. Now is the time to fully yield to being who God created you to be. Now is the time to shine.

Prayer: Father, I’m pressing into you. I’m basking in your light until it becomes mine. Lord, make me stronger today. Direct my steps and give me the courage to speak of the good news to anyone who would listen because you are returning soon. Thank you for your sacrifice that is still so powerful even to this day. I deny myself and take up my cross to follow you. Less of me, Father, as you are glorified more in me. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Isaiah 60:1-3Matthew 5:16Ephesians 2:10

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