Friday, April 12, 2013
Eph. 5:14 for everything that becomes visible is light. Therefore it says,
Rise from the dead,
and Christ will shine on you.”
Eph. 5:15 ¶ Be careful then how you live, not as unwise people but as wise,
Eph. 5:16 making the most of the time, because the days are evil.
Last evening we began our Come to the Water Conference for Women Clergy here in Estes Park, Colorado. What a beautiful sight to see a room packed with God's daughters and a few sons, ready to praise and to worship the Lord. This morning I will be sharing a message that God has been birthing in my heart for a year and a half. The Lord and I have been up talking about this for quite a few hours already this morning and I know there are a lot of people praying.
God is challenging me to not be complacent in my spiritual walk. He is encouraging me to walk in the light that he has created, to turn my face toward him and be reflection of him to the world. The result of this is a life lived in obedience to him on a daily basis. It is a life in which we are serving him out of our deep love and gratitude toward him and all that he has done for us.
God is calling his daughters and his sons out of our sleeping state and he is telling us that it's time for us to rise up. We are to rise up and be the hands and feet of Jesus to hurting world. Loving God requires loving others. This is the call of God's holy people.
The call is to each of us -- Rise Up. The response is up to each of us -- will we?
Lord, it's a scary prayer to ask you to challenge me to rise up -- and yet, I want to walk in all the fullness of my relationship with you -- so please, lead me daily in obedience to you. Amen.