Rise and Shine for your Star is Nigh, Yes it is! You can rise above any situation if you Have Deep Faith
By Guest writer Matthew Chikumbutso & the Hidden Treasure
First I thank Rev Samuel S Sarpong for letting me share with you today. Rise and Shine for in the beginning was the word and the word became flesh, if you allow the word of God in you to become flesh…am telling you, you shall never lack. Prayer alone without the word does not help.
All power and glory returns to God. This is the day that the Lord has made, we will rejoice and be glad in it. Why must we rejoice? Because as promised in Isaiah 60:1 you must Arise, shine; For your light has come and the glory of the LORD is risen upon you. The word goes further to state in Isa 60:20 Your sun shall no longer go down, nor shall your moon withdraw itself; for the LORD will be your everlasting light, and the days of your mourning shall be ended. Oh my Goodness, not people of God tell me do you for one moment think you are supposed to be sat over there feeling blue, sad, depressed, scared, worried, full of fear, stressed, in a state of lack and delay? NEVER!
So what is the reason we allow all the above and more to bring us down? Why don’t we rise and shine to our desired lives and God’s will in our lives? What excuses do we have? Let me paint a picture for you below:
How do we reckon the people in the Holy land in Gaza/Palestine feel, living in a war zone through 3 wars, in rubble, never knowing whether they will be alive in the next day let alone next minute. Not knowing if they will find their home where they left it. Living 5 miles from Jerusalem where children live in more abundance than they can ever dream of. Children in Gaza play in rubble strewn streets, while children in Jerusalem play in green watered playgrounds with shelters close by! Yet would you believe it, these people in the holy land have the highest state of hope, they literally live on hope and they wake up with smiles, going to school in buildings that are half bombed out, some of their friends or teachers never show up. And here is the deal, most of us live in peace, wake up to praise and worship as we wish where we wish, we wake up to a day full of promise, with our life laid out before us. A New day that we have never lived, full of promise and potential and all we ever think about is What we don’t have, how we are so poor, poor lil us, we don’t feel too well….but nothing is physically wrong with us. well I say its time to walk away from pity parties, and rise and shine every day. If a child in Gaza can find joy and something to smile about in the rubble strewn streets and bombed out city! we in our various states of mind induced lack and physical infirmities and lack can smile and simply do whatever it takes to be the person God created us to be! Now I know I am walking on a highly charged subject…My aim is simply to charge our spiritual inner man to manifest the greatness in our Physical lives!
God has seen your tears and he will wipe them away. This statement makes it clear that God didn’t promise a tear free life. He simply promised to make it better, to be there with you to get you through it. Jesus did not ensure the storm didn’t come for the trapped disciples in the boat, he simply walked on the waters and calmed the storm! He has your best interests at heart; this is so true look what he says in Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.
My brethren…we are graced to continue in the journey of life with boldness..purity..strength and love..To God be the Glory. I forgot former things for I know God is doing something new. So I lift my hands to You Lord our God and our Father, nothing can separate us from mercy and grace, thank you Jesus for what you did for us ,set us free, rescued us, delivered.
You can break free of the hurt, the pain, and the mistakes of the past, and recover the years, the joy and the blessings that have been stolen from you. You definitely can rise and shine, time id of no consequence to God. He wants to restore these things to you — not just the way they were before — but twice as much so that you are far better off than when you began. No matter where you are today, or what happened to you yesterday, God wants to give you a new future filled with joy, fulfillment and abundance, a forgotten past and a fresh future! No matter where you are today, or what happened to you yesterday, God wants to give you a new start and a future that is better than anything you could ask for or even imagine. This is promised in Scripture ….who wants to tell us which scripture?
I leave you to ponder this: It is your choice to live a poor life when there are those with so little yet so rich and The word that makes us all rich if we chose to be! Christians who are grounded do not want to use the creative power of God in them, they do not want to do mighty exploits but rather choose self pity or just to be religious…! Do not act very gentle to the oppressor…silver and gold belong to your Heavenly Father..and your are an heir! If you know who you are, nothing is impossible…and it is this word of God that acts as a mirror. So one more time I say Rise and Shine To Your Amazing Life!
God Bless you as you support the Ministry and Grow in Spirit Rise and Shine