Thursday, September 17, 2015

be the sunshiny, sparkly, glimmering, glow of Christ's glory

Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you.
See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples, but the Lord rises upon you and his glory appears over you.
Nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your dawn.
(Isaiah 60:1-3)

Rise and Shine, and Give God The Glory Glory!
Rise and Shine, and Give God The Glory Glory!
Rise and Shine, and... Give God The Glory Glory,
Children of The LORD!

Good morning, Ladies!  Today, before anything else, allow me to encourage you to wholeheartedly look upon the Lord.  Choose to sip in the necessary and vital health of your Creator.  Your King awaits.  His promises shine shine shine eternal.  So, before the hustle and bustle... before the to do's and the to don'ts... LET THERE BE LIGHT!  His Word is active, living, and brighter than sunshine!  So, open your hands.  Open your hearts.  Seek first His Kingdom, His Righteousness!  He is ready and waiting to restore your soul.  He is able to fill you up and prepare your spirit for whatever is ahead.  Come and imprint His image upon your eyes.  Feast upon His Truth and be satisfied.  Allow His luminosity to penetrate every pore, every crevice, every dark place... Then, let His light shine!

Let it shine.  Let it shine.  Let it shine!!!

You've got this, girl!  The glory of the Lord rises upon you!  Today, you will worship and walk upright with strength and dignity - no matter the trial ahead!  Why?  Because HE is with you!  He is for you!  He will never leave or forsake you.  He will see you through every storm, every hurdle.  He will restore you into His glory.

She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. (Proverbs 31:25)

Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified... for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. (Deuteronomy 31:6)

Today is that stepping stone closer to His Throne.
Today is the best opportunity to share His grace and be His blessing.
Today, in this time and place, He calls you to thrive, and rejoice, and be bright in His Name!

So, shine bright!  Shine Jesus!
Become a beautiful display of His holiness and grace!

Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.  Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:  Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;  Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;  Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle's. The Lord executeth righteousness and judgment for all that are oppressed.  He made known his ways unto Moses, his acts unto the children of Israel.  The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy.  He will not always chide: neither will he keep his anger for ever.  He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our iniquities.  For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him.  As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.  Like as a father pitieth his children, so the Lord pitieth them that fear him.  For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust.  As for man, his days are as grass: as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth.  For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone; and the place thereof shall know it no more.  But the mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children's children;  To such as keep his covenant, and to those that remember his commandments to do them.  The Lord hath prepared his throne in the heavens; and his kingdom ruleth over all.  Bless the Lord, ye his angels, that excel in strength, that do his commandments, hearkening unto the voice of his word.  Bless ye the Lord, all ye his hosts; ye ministers of his, that do his pleasure.  Bless the Lord, all his works in all places of his dominion: bless the Lord, O my soul. (Psalm 103, KJV)

Ladies, you are the ambassador of God's Holiness.
You are the Savior's hands and feet to everyone He grants access into your life.
You are the momentum... the impetus... the moving, living body of the Messiah Almighty!
He has brought you into this day with planned intent and great purpose.
Yes, you've got this, girl... because GOD IS WITH YOU!
Your fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ.

This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all. If we claim to have fellowship with him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live out the truth. But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin. (1 John 1:5-7)

For what we preach is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake. For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ.  But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body. Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. (2 Corinthians 4:5-12; 16-18)

Arise!  Allow His glory to appear over you!
Be the sunshiny, sparkly, glimmering, glow of Christ's glory!
Allow Him to crown you with compassion, loving kindness, and tender mercies!
Then let is shine.  Let it shine.  Let it shine!

God is with you.
God is for you.
God is in you!

Today, with all that is within you... bless His Holy Holy Holy Name!




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