Arise [from the depression and prostration in which circumstances have kept you--rise to a new life]! Shine (be radiant with the glory of the Lord), for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you! - Isaiah 60:1, Amp.
Arise! is a call to action; an injunction; a command; a charge in which the exhorter actually expects the one being called to respond; to rise!
As believers in Christ Jesus, we have a chief exhorter__God. Jehovah is not static. Though He is the same yesterday, today and forever; He is not stagnant. He is a motion God; and because His plan for us, from the beginning, has been that we be like Him... in everything, He needs us to be a people who are equally mobile.
When God says to arise, He is saying to the one lying down to sit up; the one sitting to stand; to the one standing to move -- walk, run, fly...; Paul called it "...the upward call of God in Jesus Christ..." (Philippians 3:14) "Come up higher", He calls. High... er. Upward.
Where are you? Oh Buife, up here. I've arrived at the peak. Not yet. God says there are yet a many places to go... above "the peak".
And you? Buife, you would never understand. I can't. I'm overwhelmed; I'm sucked in; I really am done. Not yet, you ain't. Not until God says you are. Right now, He says to you, Arise! And yes, I may never understand (and frankly, I don't claim to ever do) but He does understand. He knows all about it, yet He says arise!
We all crave new beginnings. A clean slate. Another chance. That is exactly what God is offering! Where are you? Look up, you still got places to go; I still have miles to cover; we need to move.
Don't ask how, just take a step! "...arise and shine, for My glory is risen upon you", He says. Put off the old self (Ephesians 4:22)__the one in an alliance with sin, depression, uncertainty, fear, confusion, weakness and rise to a new life where the Spirit of the Lord reigns, where there is liberty, where you are known and called a child of the Living God (Romans 9:25-26); Rise!
You were made for more; stop allowing the devil to keep ripping you off. Seize the new beginning God is giving you and like He said, forget the former things (Isaiah 43:18). Forget the time you failed Him, the days you wallowed in sin, that moment you fell... oh wait, God said you only stumbled (Psalm 37:23-24)... forget it all. In their stead, receive the mercy, grace and love that God's rolled out for you. You were made for more; Rise!
Rise and take up the mantle God is giving you; you have a work to do, a Divine assignment to carry out; therefore, forsake timidity, fear, feelings and answer God's call upon your life; Arise!!!
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