Monday, 23 August 2010

ARISE WITH INTENT

 

"ARISE [from the depression and prostration in which
 circumstances have kept you--rise to a new life]! Shine
(be radiant with the glory of the Lord), for your light
has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you!
For behold, darkness shall cover the earth, and dense
darkness [all] peoples, but the Lord shall arise upon you
[O Jerusalem], and His glory shall be seen on you."

Isaiah 60: 1-2 (AMP)

   
When embarking on something new, such as a new project, a new job, a new week or even a new day, we usually want to start on a good note and from a good stance.
 
A new week usually presents  all sorts of challenges, especially after a relaxing weekend. It is safe to say that most people (for numerous reasons) don't like Mondays.  They tend to live out this day in a daze and in the affirmed self acclamation that they don't like Mondays.
 
However we are thought that whatever we put our minds and hands to do, which includes living, we should start as we mean to go along.  We should not detest one day and love the other. Regardless how we feel, we must strive to make something good out of each day.
 
Time is a talent given us by God, and we misspend it when we do not use it according to his design.  Every single day we have been given and by God's grace, strength, power and wisdom, we should make it count.
 
This is why I greet people as thus "make a great day" as opposed to "have a great day". Why? 
 
 
To have a great day, I believe does not magically happen. We have to
work (with our minds and actions, consciously or unconsciously)
to make it a great day
 
 
We are reminded in Ephesians 5: 15 -16, to make the best of every day we are gifted with because they are precious.  The amplified bible explains it as thus "Look carefully then how you walk! Live purposefully and worthily and accurately, not as the unwise and witless, but as wise (sensible, intelligent people), Making the very most of the time [buying up each opportunity], because the days are evil"
   
The Message Bible translation brings this passage more to life. It reads "Wake up from your sleep, Climb out of your coffins; Christ will show you the light!  So watch your step. Use your head. Make the most of every chance you get. These are desperate times".    Desperate times meaning the devil will do everything in his power to get us to waster our time doing or not, lots of things, but that which God has asked us to do.

As we start out a new day and week, I encourage us all to make use of every time we have been gifted with.  Let us by the grace of God, through the wisdom  and discernment of the Holy Spirit, understand what our master wants us to do with our time, and then promptly move in willingness and obedience.

 As you start to live out the intricacies of the makings of another week, I want you to know that:

"the doors of heaven are open before you, BUT the CHOICE is yours to MAKE".

I encourage you to ARISE into the glory of this hour, this day and week. Allow your faith to fly.
Give it wings by being INTENTIONAL in your FOCUSED LIVING - your thinking, doing; 
making God famous along your way. 



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Much Love, Remi
***pictures by google***

5 Comments:

Retromus-ik said...

Very True! Thanks for the message.

David C Brown said...

"This is the day that Jehovah hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it", Psalm 118: 24.

Remi, United Kingdom said...

@ Retromus-ik - Thank you.. How are you doing? Just checked your site... I likey!!!

@ David C Brown... Yes sir, it indeed is the day the Lord has made. I say this everyday... :-) How are you sir? I pray you are well. I always seem to have you in mind. May God bless the work of your hands. He sees all your labour of work and will reward you handsomely ... Amen.

Thinkster said...

I think it's great - and very interesting - that this is the same message that I've been trying to get across to my team members and work colleagues, as well as myself. YOU make day, it doesn't make itself. YOU determine what sort of hour, day, week, & month it'll be.

Thanks for this though. Gonna be in touch about other stuff too...

Olufunke said...

we must strive to make something good from each day