Bethany's BlogWords of Encouragement

Wake Up

Wake up, Put your face in the sunlight.

God’s bright glory has risen for you.

The whole earth is wrapped in darkness, all people sunk in deep darkness,

But God rises on you, his sunrise glory breaks over you.

Isaiah 60:1-2

The time has come to wake up! Let His light shine on your face, He is sunlight to you. He is your Glory, inside and out.

The earth is darkness, but He is light inside of you. Rise up and let glory shine throughout the darkness.

God rises in you, go today and wrap His light around the darkness until all you see is His light.

Rise up, it’s time to wake up!

God is prompting me to RISE UP, and greet each day with the Light of His face. He is challenging me to look into deeper places, and to see into the hearts of each person I encounter. His Light lives inside of me, therefore He has given me the ability to shine His Light into all dark places. His glory is in you too, and you can go out into the dark world today and shine the Light He has given you into every corner. You can rise up and let His glory break over you so that everywhere you go, there will be Light!

There was a time I lived in darkness, but then He came and wrapped His Light around me, and when His Light is wrapped around the darkness, the darkness cannot prevail!

The Wind

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A new power is in operation. The Spirit of life in Christ, like a strong wind, has magnificently cleared the air, freeing you from a fated lifetime of brutal tyranny at the hands of sin and death. 

Romans 8:2

The Spirit of God lives within you, His life, is your life. His love, grace, faith, hope, mercy, and His mind belong to you. He is a strong wind within you, moving throughout your family, your community, your city, and your nation.

He is fire, He makes you too hot too handle for evil!  

Let the Wind blow within you and ignite you. Listen to the rustle that it makes, ride it's strength. Feel the warmth from the flame. Be confident in all that you are from the power of life within you. 

Freedom. 

The Spirit of God is freedom within the depths of your heart, like a strong wind inside He breaths fire, and you are hot from His flame. The tyranny of bondage cannot stand up against the wind and fire of God's Spirit!

Holy Plans

Before I shaped you in the womb, I knew all about you. Before you saw the light of day, I had holy plans for you: A prophet to the nations-that’s what I had in mind for you” 

Jeremiah 1:5

He knows you. You belong to Him, from the moment you were conceived, you have belonged to Him. He shaped you. It was dark in the womb, yet He formed you to see light. He has holy plans for you.

You are Chosen.

His watchful eye is always upon you, caring for you. He knows you, He wants you.

He loves you.

I believe He is working His plan through me everyday. Sometimes, I do not realize the ways He uses me, or speaks life into others through me, His Spirit is active and alive, I am only a vessel. It is my willingness to have His Light and His plans worked out through me that makes it all come to completion. He is holy and He works in wondrous way, even through someone like me, and you!

He chose me. He chose you. It's an amazing deal!

 

His Hands

 

 

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You’ll be a stunning crown in the palm of GOD’s hand, a jeweled gold cup held high in the hand of your God.

Isaiah 62:3

 He calls you into His presence and says you are His chosen one. A beautiful, stunning crown, in the palm of His hand. Your name is always there, like a jewel that sparkles in His hand. The light of the world!

Run today and sing in His presence, He has you forever in His Hands!

I like to envision my name engraved in the palm of His hand, and when I am challenged with something I know that when He looks at His hands He sees my name. He never forgets me, but He sees me as a sparkling jewel. I am precious in His sight.

I do not always feel precious, or sparkly. Still, my feelings do not mean this promise is  not true.

How do you walk through your day when you are not feeling like a chosen stunning crown? What do you do when you doubt whether or not you  are actually in the palm of His hands?

To walk in praise and thank Him for what He says is true brings forth a multitude of promise into my life! Have you tried it?

 

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