Arise, shine; For your light has come! And the glory of the LORD is risen upon you. For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, And deep darkness the people; But the LORD will arise over you, And His glory will be seen upon you. Isaiah 60:1-2 NKJV
Is there anything more beautiful than the dawning rays of sunlight breaking into a new day over majestic mountains, upon rolling ocean waves or watching from the serenity of your own back porch? But, what does the glory of the Lord rising upon us mean? The glory of the Lord in this scripture seems to mean the promise of His loving presence that drives away loneliness, the comfort of His peace that passes understanding, blessings of mercy that triumph over judgement, and the goodness of His enabling grace bestowed upon us. There are times we all need the restoring hope of light to drive out the darkness of fearful times and the unexpected circumstances afflicting our souls. What an encouraging gift we have in the promise of these scriptures that even in the darkest times our loving God promises the arising light upon us with His glorious presence, comfort and sufficient grace for each day. Thank You, Lord!
“The breaker goes up before them; they break out, pass through the gate and go out by it. So their king goes on before them, and the Lord at their head.” Micah 2:13 (NASV)
Is there some situation in your life where you are desperately in need of a breakthrough? There are several important things we can learn about the Lord in this scripture. He leads and goes before us. He stands between us and our enemies and in times of trouble He can break us out of places that hold us captive. We are also assured in Isaiah 45:2 that He will break in pieces the gates of bronze and cut the bars of iron. He is the Lord of the Hosts of Heavenly armies and is able to breakthrough any of our enemies plans against us. It is God’s desire for us to know Him as The Lord of the Breakthrough that breaks down walls of captivity, makes the crooked places straight and able to make the rough places smooth on our behalf. Ask God to reveal Himself as the Lord of the Breakthrough and to break through for you!
…Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us. Philippians 3:13-14 (NLT)
Have you ever heard the saying, “Don’t let your yesterday’s determine your tomorrow’s”? Are you trying to run your race still carrying the baggage and burdens of your yesterdays? You may remember watching how hard it is for a child learning to walk to keep from stumbling and falling when they keep looking back instead of focusing their eyes ahead. This scripture reminds us that in order to successfully run our race we need to stop looking back at the mistakes, problems, and even accomplishments or the joys of our yesterdays so we can reach for the blessings of today and the hope of our tomorrows. Therefore, in the Lord’s enabling grace, let go of anything in the past that would keep you from reaching for the future and the heavenly prize that is yours in Jesus, today! Selah, Ponder sand think on that.
Be watchful dear one’s because many times you open the door wide to this devil and welcome him in to steal, kill and destroy!
God’s Plan, Commandments and Word is Truth. We can have the abundant life that Jesus lived, died and rose again for us to have. He came to be First!
Close that door! Keep it closed!
Seek Jesus first! Keep seeking Jesus FIRST! Seek His Righteousness FIRST!
Matthew 6:3333 But [a]seek first [b]His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be [c]provided to you.
When you seek His Kingdom and His righteousness first, all these things – which is the abundant life that Jesus lived, died and rose again for us to have will be provided to you! You must be watchful and keep the door to the devil closed by seeking His Kingdom and Righteousness first! You must choose to do your part.
If you are seeking Jesus and your focus is on Jesus, no devil from hell can by any means harm you because your eyes will be locked on Jesus and you will receive what He has promised you! AMEN and AMEN
Lift up your voice and declare this over yourself.
Declaration: LORD, I declare that I will seek You and Your righteousness first. I set my own will and choose to believe Your Word, that You came that I may have life in it’s fullest measure. My focus is on You and I will keep the door to the devil closed. I now realize that it is only when I choose to focus on other things first, that I alone create a crack for that lying devil to come through! I choose to slam that door closed in the devil’s face in Your Holy name. I receive all that You have for me as I seek Your kingdom and righteousness first. I submit myself unto You LORD, I resist the devil and he must flee from me! (James 4:7 )In Your Holy Name! AMEN
And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Now to our God and Father be glory forever and ever. Amen. Philippians 4:19-20 (NKJV)
Do you have difficulty believing that God really cares about any of the pressing needs you are currently facing? First of all, this verse profoundly declares that our God supplies ALL our need! But, if we are to understand that the doorway of His provision is in the glory of Jesus we may need to ask what is the glory? Biblically this often refers to the manifestation or the reality of God’s presence with us. Remember, one of the names of Jesus is Emanuel which means God with us. Therefore, there is a wealth of God’s provision for us as we grasp that Jesus is with us; our Prince of Peace, Wonderful Counselor, Friend of Sinners and our Savior. He is real, present and available to us in every circumstance today and everyday to meet ALL our needs. With renewed faith in His love for us, let us give worship, praise and glory back to our Father God. Yes, Amen!
Mount up, be Renewed, Restored, Refreshed as you wait on The LORD for He never slumbers nor sleeps! Be ready to run and not be weary and to walk and not faint!
This is not the time to give up or give in! Do not fear or shrink back! You are an Overcomer and Overcomer’s have something to overcome.
Abba Father we repent for our striving today. We choose to wait on you, to be renewed,refreshed, restored and mount up with wings like eagles. We choose to run, to soar, to walk or sit, we yield unto Your voice.
Give us eagle eyes to see from Your perspective and eagles ears to hear Your voice. We submit all of our somethings that we are waiting on You for, we resist the devil and demand that he flee from our lives and we draw ourselves unto YOU, watching to see what You will say in Jesus Name Amen
Blessings and Shalom-Love Beyond Measure, Beth Auman
Because you love me, I will rescue you. I will protect you because you know my name. When you call to me, I will answer you. I will be with you when you are in trouble. I will save you and honor you. Psalm 91:14-15 (GW)
Isn’t it a wonderful feeling when you know you are loved? In loving relationships there is nothing we wouldn’t do for each other, especially when we receive a call for help. We will take food or clean a friends house in sickness, travel long distances to be with a hurting loved one and for some we are even willing to lay down our life in the face of danger. In these verses God declares how He responds to our love for Him. The Lord says that He will…rescue, protect, answer, be there, save and honor us. What an encouragement to know that the Almighty God desires our expressions of love for Him even in our weakness and imperfections. When we call out for God’s help in times of trouble and despair He lovingly responds back to us and makes these promises to meet our specific needs just because He knows we love Him! Thank You, Lord!
Halleluyah! Praise Adonai , my soul! I will praise Adonai as long as I live. I will sing praise to my God all my life. Don’t put your trust in princes or in mortals, who cannot help. When they breathe their last, they return to dust; on that very day all their plans are gone. Happy is he whose help is Ya‘akov’s God, whose hope is in Adonai his God. He made heaven and earth, the sea and everything in them; he keeps faith forever. He secures justice for the oppressed, he gives food to the hungry. Adonai sets prisoners free, Adonai opens the eyes of the blind, Adonai lifts up those who are bent over. Adonai loves the righteous. Adonai watches over strangers, he sustains the fatherless and widows; but the way of the wicked he twists. Adonai will reign forever, your God, Tziyon, through all generations. Halleluyah! Psalm 146:1-10 – https://www.biblegateway.com/passage?search=Psalm%20146:1-10&version=CJB
Blessings and Shalom-Love Beyond Measure, Beth Auman
I lift my eyes toward the mountains. Where will my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. Psalm 121:1-2 (HCSB)
Have you ever been awed and captivated by the majestic beauty of the mountains? Some of us welcome the challenges of hiking and climbing mountains for the thrill of enjoying the breathtaking scenic beauty, the fresh smell of pine trees, and the enrapturing views from lofty peaks. But, sometimes we may face the treacherous slopes of life’s daunting dilemmas and mountains of difficulties that can seem impossible to climb. We need to be reminded that no matter how insurmountable our problems may be, the Lord is with us, He hears our cries and is able to lift us up higher than we ever thought we could climb on our own. Trust the Lord today to see your mountain of impossibilities as a mountain of opportunity to be overcome in the power of His might. Look up and hold out your hand to The Lord God Almighty, Who is already reaching out to you.