Reflections4Life™ September 30, 2018
“Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you.” Isaiah 60:1
Scripture Contemplation: Genesis 13; Nehemiah 2:20; Isaiah 60; Ephesians 5
It is time to wake up. Wake up to the truth, to the light of God that shines brightly, making wrongs right, bringing justice, and recompense for all that has been done and said. We have slept long enough; ignoring the truth of God. The hour is here, where we must choose. Do we believe God and His word? Or, do we ignore Him and remain sleep while devastation takes place all around? Once God has spoken a word, declared a thing, there is no changing it. Once He has awakened you to the truth, there is no going back—no matter how hard you try.
I decree that this week’s Reflections will be a continued source of encouragement and inspiration for your heart mind and soul. Be conscious of what God has spoken to your hearts and is speaking to your soul. The Father is in communication with His children, preparing them for what is coming next. We cannot afford to remain asleep at this hour, nor ignore all that God has revealed and is revealing. We must take our place, put on the armor, and go forward doing as God instructs.
I do not know what you may have been experiencing lately in your personal life but I do know that what we see in the world around us is a reflection of what is going on in the hearts and minds of the people. God is opening eyes and ears to the truth all around them. He is exposing the heart of man, buried secrets, and things swept under the rug. We have been tripping over that rug for a long time now, and it is time to clear up and clean everything else that God says to release.
We cannot receive the goodness and fullness of God in our lives if one: we have too much clutter to receive anything new. Two: we remain asleep to the voice and move of God. Lastly, three: we cannot see ourselves as God does, nor the love He holds for each of us. It is time, Beloveds, to wake up, smell the proverbial coffee, and begin walking in God’s truth and not the fabrications that people with agendas call the truth.
Ephesians 5:13-15 (ESV) But when anything is exposed by the light, it becomes visible, for anything that becomes visible is light. Therefore it says, “Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.” Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise.
God is shining the light on our hearts, our thoughts, our deeds, and calling us to wake up from the slumber that sin has caused. Wake up from the dead places that we have allowed ourselves to be in because of deferred dreams and hope. Because of disappointments and fallouts with loved ones and people in the body of faith. It is time to be resurrected from those dead places in our lives that have caused us to draw away from God and His will for our lives. It is time to walk in the wisdom that God has placed in us and separate ourselves from those who are not walking accordingly.
We are at a critical time in this earth. The sign of the times is all around us. We will miss the signs of God, however, if we remain asleep, or ignore the voice of God when He tells us to repent and to change our ways; to walk and live in faith, being obedient to His will. We must stand up for what is right, not compromising, or changing the word of God to suit our own agendas.
Isaiah 48:6 “You have heard; now see all this; and will you not declare it? From this time forth I announce to you new things, hidden things that you have not known.
Beloved, God is doing a new thing. He desires to bring forth new things in our lives. We must wake up! Wake up from our long sleep. The sleep of ignorance, the sleep of laziness, the sleep of hypocrisy, the sleep of lying, the sleep of buried secrets, the sleep of hurt, the sleep of pain, the sleep of cover-ups. The sleep of all things against who God is and righteousness.
When I yielded; surrendered everything thing to God and trusted Him where I could not trace Him, my heart was set free and then one day I woke up, and everything was brand new. I could see more clearly; hear more intently, and there was no going back. I now knew—with no doubt—just how much God loves me and has protected me. I had finally awakened.
Beloveds, may the spirit of peace and prosperity finds permanent rest in your lives. I decree that every good thing that God has ordained for your life will become evident to you. When you allow God to wake you to the truth, His truth, then you will see the new and hidden things that He has had for you all along. You will understand every trial, test, and set back. Then you will see yourself as God sees you, and all will be new to you, and your heart will be set to move forward in the truth and love of our heavenly Father. You are blessed. Now go…and be a blessing!
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