“Arise, shine, for your light has come,  and the glory of the Lord rises upon you.” Isaiah 60:1 NIV

Arise! – It is a command! It is an imperative! Get yourself up! Take initiative! Don’t stay down! Take action! This command, this imperative is a word of power that activates into action.

The prophet Isaiah was speaking prophetically to Jerusalem. He was announcing that the lonely, desolate night has come to an end and Jerusalem is to awaken, rise up to a new day, a new season.

He is also speaking to us.

Let us arise! The night is over. The desolation has come to an end. The loneliness is no more.

Shine! Your light has come. Jesus has come!

When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” John 8:12 NIV

Jesus is the light!  As committed followers of Jesus, we are in Him, we are in His light. And we can hide in His light and allow Him to shine through us.

When we allow God through His Son to shine through us His glory will rise upon us.  Just as God manifested Himself in visible glory to the Israelites during their journey to the Promised Land, so He would manifest Himself in to us as our guide and protector.

Let the people see the Light in us! Let the people see Jesus in us!

What will it take for me to get up from my slumber? Get up from my sleep? How will I let others see Jesus in me in 2017?  What is preventing me from shining?

Pray Isaiah 60:1

Heavenly Father, thank you for your love and grace that sent us Jesus. Thank you, Jesus for being my Light and guiding me. Holy Spirit empower me to get up and take action. I put my trust and faith in you, O God. Manifest your glory, your presence through me. Help me bring forth the best in me. Help be bring forth love, faith and hope. Help me bring forth the Jesus in me. I want to shine.

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