Daily Devotional from Pastor Mary 1-6-20

Isaiah 60:1-2 The Passion Translation (TPT)

Most of the time, I am an early riser. I was up early yesterday morning three hours before worship. I looked out the window as the sun was breaking through the horizon and I thought, “What a glorious new day! A new day to shine the glory of Christ into the lives of others around me.” I renewed my commitment right then to make this new year of 2020 about living in obedience to God’s Word in order to bring glory to God. I want to be a Living Expression of the Word—Jesus Messiah.

In our passage today, the prophet Isaiah reminds God’s people that a glorious new day is coming in Messiah. That day has arrived,. As believers in Christ, we are now invited to respond to God’s Holy Spirit who works in our lives to bring glory to God. Allow the Lord to arise upon you; reflect his glorious presence and celebrate his amazing grace. Today is a Glorious New Day!

Isaiah 60:1-2 The Glorious New Day
60 “Rise up in splendor and be radiant, for your light has dawned,
    and Yahweh’s glory now streams from you!

Look carefully! Darkness blankets the earth,
    and thick gloom covers the nations,
    but Yahweh arises upon you
    and the brightness of his glory appears over you!

Prayer: Lord, your glorious presence ministers to my heart. Your grace protects, strengthens, and provides for me. Help me today to turn and release your streams of glory into the world. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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