Daily Devotional: Day 3
“Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD rises upon you”
(Isaiah 60:1, NIV).
The Bible says, arise, shine! It does not say, shine, arise. The wording is important. To shine, you must arise. There’s no shining without arising. God’s glory is upon you. And Christ in you, is the hope of glory (Colossians 1:27). You cannot remain in the same place and expect to shine. God is calling you to arise. The resurrection power of Christ abides in you. You’re the habitation of God’s glory. You can shine now. But you must first arise. There are situations in your life that can block you from shining. Some people make the mistake of staying in the same place, doing the same things and expecting a change. That is not how God works. God commands you to arise. Come out of any situation that you know is working against you.
Many people are waiting for God to move in their lives. But the truth is, God has already moved. His glory is upon you here and now. It’s your turn to move. Stop complaining and arise! Ask God for wisdom and discernment concerning which things are an obstacle to you. You may have to change some relationships, change jobs, change how you manage your time, change how you do business, change how you study, or evaluate the general direction of your life. Don’t wait for glory. Glory is already upon you. You’re the living, breathing temple of God’s glory. Don’t wait for light. Your light has come. Christ in you, is your light. The time to arise and shine is now.
My light has come, and the glory of the LORD is upon me. I will not be stuck in an unproductive life. I command every satanic influence in my life to cease. In the Name of Jesus, I arise and shine. Amen.
For further study: Matthew 5:14-16; Psalm 8:3-9