by Tammy Phillips
August 18, 2020
Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee. For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee. – Isaiah 60:1-2 KJV
I love this picture, but I love my Lord, Creator of this sunrise, more! Often, I remember this day, August 17, 2016. My life will never be the same. It was a turning point, a day of surrender and a day of commitment. It was a day when God demonstrated to me how very much He loved me. It was a day when I basked in the radiant glory of God which does not even compare to this glorious sunrise. I would like to name it and have a celebration each year to remember what a great day in the Lord it was. It was and is a day that keeps on giving. Maybe, I will name my special dates with the Lord, “GLORY DAYS!” I should plan a sabbatical each year to the beach on August 17th to celebrate Jesus and this glorious date. Ok, Kris Phillips? Remember you were part of this?
I COULD NOT have possibly made it through the last four years, much less the last ten, without my Jesus, my King. He went before me and walked with me every step of the way. Thank you, God!!!!
The Lord wants to give and spend these kinds of days with you. He wants to have “dates” with you. He loves you so much. He wants to be in your presence and you in His. When you enter His presence, He does not hold back. He gives you Himself, when you seek Him. It is an experience that cannot be explained in mere words. As much as I try, I cannot adequately define nor describe God’s awesome enormity and His amazing love with words. He never ceases to amaze me.
I enCOURAGE you to seek the Lord every day. Seek His presence. He is not like a childish boy who coyishly turns away your advances; He welcomes you in with open and enveloping arms. He is deeply in love with you and wants to have many unexplainable, incomprehensible, extraordinary dates with you. Honestly, every day/date with Jesus should be a glory date; I pray that you have many “GLORY DAYS!” Jesus said:
“If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you. As the Father loved Me, so I have loved you; abide in My love.” – John 15:9 NKJV