02 Arise and Shine

 

Arise and Shine


Wake up. Put your face in the sunlight. GOD’s bright glory has risen for you.
Isa 60:1 Msg


What a beautiful call to action: Arise! Shine! Can you picture brilliant light pouring in through an arched window as these two commands are given? Can you sense that there is something important, something life changing about to take place?

God is calling you “to get up, as from a sitting position, to awaken, to move upward” to new life! You may feel beaten down and depressed by your circumstances, but He has a specific purpose for your life and it is time for you to arise! The light has come and you are to be a light-bearer. The light-bearer leads by example, serving as a role model and inspiration to others acting to share the light.

Your example is more effective than your words in showing God’s love. St. Francis of Assisi expressed it this way: “Preach the Gospel at all times and when necessary use words.” Conduct yourself in a way that others are drawn toward Christ and the Christian life. Don’t live like fools, but like those who are wise. Don’t walk on the edge, trying to see how much you can get by with. The apostle Paul encourages us in Romans 12:17 to live above reproach in the sight of all men. Other scriptures tell us to avoid all appearance of evil. Be a clear, strong beacon of light to a lost and searching world. Your light and example are needed.

People are walking in darkness and deception like never before, unable to recognize right from wrong. The Bible says in Ephesians 5:14-16, “For the light makes everything visible. This is why it is said, “Awake, O sleeper, rise up from the dead, and Christ will give you light.” (NLT)

This is your call to action. This is your mission. Arise! Shine!

Will you choose to make the most of every opportunity to be a light-bearer in this dark world! ? Now, that’s the choice-driven life!

 

Today’s Bible Reading:

Gen 3-5; Mark 2

 

 

 

 

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The Most Important Choice You Can Make:

 

 Prayer for Salvation:

 

God in Heaven, I come to You in the name of Your Son, Jesus. I confess that I haven’t lived my life for You. I believe that Jesus is the Son of God. I believe that He died on the cross and rose again from the dead so I might have a better life now and eternal life in heaven. Jesus, come into my heart and be my Lord and Savior. From this day forward, I’ll live my life for You to the best of my ability. In Jesus’ Name I pray, Amen.

 

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Comments

  1. When you read the today’s scriptures you will read that Cain did not relate to his brother, Abel very well. We know that their interests and pursuits were different, because Abel was a shepherd and Cain tilled the ground. We do not know what other differences were, but Cain’s resentment of Abel eventually led to murder. Genesis 4:8 How do you respond to those who are close to you, yet have different personalities, gifts, or pursuits?

  2. Kathlyn Moore says:

    I like it that you tell us to rise and shine; it is so important, I sometimes feel that I have wasted so much time in my life. I would love to know what I am supposed to do and run with it so to speak, but that is not easy. So, I like that I found somebody in my life that encourages me to step it up. Thanks Olga

    • Hi Kathlyn,

      I think you would also really like the daily emails of Joel Osteen and the broadcasts of Joyce Meyer which you can watch on her website. God bless you!

  3. Hello, I would like to thanks God first of all and then to you for this worlds that you are sharing with people like me, I’m living a little tough situation but I’ve been reading some articles in your page and let me tell you those articles blessed my life so much, It encourage me to not give up on what God wants from me, I realized that I have to seek God in every situation in my life and doesn’t matter what is happening around me, as you said above I want to be a light. God bless you so much.

  4. God bless you olga ur daily email always change my maind of thinking thanks a lot

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