Rising Up…

“Rise up and shine, for your light has come. The shining-greatness of the Lord has risen upon you” 
Isaiah 60:1

It has always fascinated me how raw milk separates when it’s left to stand. What looks like one liquid slowly forms into two separate layers. The milk stays below as the cream rises up to the top. The richest part of the milk rises above the rest.

Today’s verse teaches us to be willing to rise above things as well. It explains that as we rise up & shine, that is as we rise above our circumstances, we will be glorifying God and everything He has done in our lives. Just like cream rises above milk so too God’s greatness rises up in our lives causing us to be victorious.

There’s a very good reason for us to rise up. It is that Jesus has come and He is the light of the world. This was the greatest gift that God could give humanity. Jesus gave us the ability to rise above every circumstance and obtain victory. Now that Jesus has done His part, we must do our part, and rise up shining His glory.This week it’s time for action. Let’s schedule a little extra time to glorify God and the mighty work of Jesus at Calvary. Just like the cream rising above milk we’ll be empowered to rise above life’s trials and obtain victory & success. Before long we’ll each be shining His greatness like never before and life will be on a solid course to victory.

It Has Arrived…

“Rise up and shine, for your light has come” Isaiah 60:1

Has the alarm ever woken you early in the morning and you find yourself a bit lost or disorientated? It takes a few moments to recognize and familiarize yourself to where you are and then to get up and get on with the day. The confusion passes quickly because you knew the reason for the alarm.

Today’s verse reminds us that heaven’s alarm is ringing in our lives. We’re told that our light has already come and therefore now is the time to rise up & shine. The problem is that many believers would rather hit the snooze button continuing on in their sleep and slumber but that’s not the plan.

We already have the light that overcomes all darkness. We already have the answers to every question that pertains to life and godliness – it’s His Word: The Bible. What many miss, forget or choose not to do is to “rise up and shine.” From before creation that’s what we’ve been designed to do, so that’s what we should be doing. Don’t ignore the sound from heaven rather rise up and shine.

This week realize that heaven is calling us to action. The light we need is already here and we’re equipped to shine it brightly. Make today the first day of the rest of your life where you rise up and shine the gospel of peace to all those around you. Talk to them, help them grow in God and become their Godly friend. Before long you’ll see them change and they’ll be eternally grateful that you woke up, obeyed God’s Word and shone His light.

James Hudson Taylor… “Do not have your concert first, and then tune your instrument afterwards. Begin the day with the Word of God and prayer, and get first of all into harmony with Him.”

Rise Up…

Isaiah 60:1 “Rise up and shine, for your light has come. The shining-greatness of the Lord has risen upon you”

It always fascinated me how fresh milk separates when it’s left to stand. What looks like one liquid slowly forms into two separate layers. The milk stays below as the cream rises up to the top. The richest part of the milk rises above the rest.

Our verse today shows that we should be willing to rise above things as well. It explains that as we rise up and shine, that is as we rise above our circumstances, we will be glorifying God and everything He has done in our lives. Just like cream rises above milk so too God’s greatness rises up in our lives causing us to be victorious.

There’s a very good reason for us to rise up. It is that Jesus has come and He is the light of the world. This was the greatest gift that God could give humanity. Jesus gave us the ability to rise above every circumstance and obtain victory. Now, Jesus has done His part, we must do our part and rise up shining His glory.

This week it’s time for action. Schedule a little extra time to glorify God and the mighty work of Jesus at Calvary. Just like the cream rising above milk we’ll be enabled to rise above life’s trials and obtain victory & success. Before long we’ll each be shining His greatness like never before and life will be on a solid course to victory.