Arise and Shine

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I did this one also this fall.  Arise.  Shine.  Your light has come and the Lord is risen upon you.

God has been telling me all year…use your art…use it to share your faith…use it to help people.  I was listening–but not trusting it.  I knew God was giving me a platform and He was opening up ways to share His word.  But I wasn’t trusting that He would use the art to take care of all the other worries darkening my thoughts.

Been there?

It is so easy to fall into the trap of our world and think we need to do what everyone else is.  I kept listening to worldly worries–you have to pay for braces, and you need to do this, and get insurance, and take care of that house repair, you need a salary and job to pay for all that, and blah blah blah.  But I wasn’t listening to how GOD WANTED me to do those things.  I was trying to plan it MY way.  That was not HIS plan.

Have you ever felt like you were struggling, wrestling with something.  You think it is the right way–it seems the right thing–everyone else is doing it that way–and it just doesn’t feel right.  It just keeps getting hung up and road blocked.  And the more you push your way the more road blocks and hard stuff seems to happen?

And then you decide to step back and breathe.  You decide to just look for the light and let it shine.

And  all of a sudden it feels like the block is gone and the right thing happens?  Healing comes.  The light shines brighter. Whether it be in self, or money for that issue, or a relationship.  Whatever it was, the blocks are gone and smooth roads are ahead.  Because we stepped back, let go of our own decisions, and let God work and let the good COME.

I don’t know about you, but I am ready to shine.  Let’s do it together!

Arise.  Shine.  Your light has come.  Let the light rise and shine on you.  God is with you.

Arise.  Turn your face to that light.  Accept it.  Revel in it.  Stretch in it and let it glow.  Let it soak into you and glow from within you.

Go, Tell, and make disciples of all nations--spread the good news.

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