Arise, be inspired, be set alight
Musical rhythms they play,
like a thousand orchestra playing a symphony
Relief yourself of soulful hunger
Filling your soul with the essence of
God's awesome wonder
Give sight to the view of the world
Embrace it's calmness
Understand it's stillness
walk in the realms of it's un-experienced mysteries
a privilege to walk in, a blessing to experience
© Remi Banjo, February 2008
Whenever I read that verse, I am encouraged to say to myself
"Girl, get off your knees, arise and propel yourself into action!"
This verse encourages us to get up, to move, to elevate ourselves, to change positions, to alter our spiritual and physical stance; to simply arise, get up and do!
In 1 Kings 17:9, it reads " 9 "Arise, go to Zarephath, which belongs to Sidon, and dwell there. See, I have commanded a widow there to provide for you."
Here God commands Elijah to get up and move from his current position. And by changing his present state, he walked into the reality of provision for his future.
Another instance is in John 14:31, it reads "But that the world may know that I love the Father, and as the Father gave Me commandment, so I do. Arise, let us go from here."
Jesus explaining that God had ordered him to arise, and in doing so, walked in the reality of the Father's will!
In Genesis 35:1 it reads "Then God said to Jacob, “Arise, go up to Bethel and dwell there; and make an altar there to God, who appeared to you when you fled from the face of Esau your brother.” "
The dictionary explains arise as thus:
1. get up from sitting, lying or kneeling; to rise
2. to awaken; wake up
3. to move upward; mount; ascend
4. to come into being, action
5. to result or proceed; spring or issue
I believe this means to:
Change, move from, to alter current state or position! If we map it to our journey in God's will, it's to alter our spiritual position and hence physical. It's to arise from praying and embrace the spirit of enablement, conjur the zeal to get up and put all those whisphered prayers into action, into motion!
It means to simply raise up into the daily reality of God's will.
When a solder is preparing for battle, he prepares his mind, he prays before the onset of batte. But then there comes a time when he must get up, arise from his praying position, get kitted out in battle amour and then move forward into the battle field, exercising faith and hope that he will come out victorious at the end of it all. Note he had to change his position to walk through and into the reality of victory, in hope and by faith.
Have a great day, soaring like an eagle, shining bright for all to see, from near and afar, whilst making the Almighty God famous along the way.