Memorise: He that gathereth in summer is a wise son: but he that sleepeth in harvest is a son that causeth shame. Proverbs 10:5
Read: Psalms 102:12-13
But thou, O LORD, shalt endure for ever; and thy remembrance unto all generations. Psalms 102:12
Thou shalt arise, and have mercy upon Zion: for the time to favour her, yea, the set time, is come. Psalms 102:13
Bible in one year: Deuteronomy 32-34
“Thou shalt arise, and have mercy upon Zion: for the time to favour her, yea, the set time, is come.” Psalms 102:13There is a time for everything under Heaven. One reason you should arise and shine is because the time for you to shine is now. You might have been playing church all along but now is the time to shine. The best time to do something is at the time that is most appropriate for it. If you get married before the appropriate time, there will be lots of issues bordering your maturity and expectations. A particular young girl was given out in marriage by her parent to a mature man who sponsored her to one of the tertiary institutions. While there, she saw no sense in living with so many dos of and don’ts. She wondered why she could not be free to go to parties, roam around from joint to joint like her colleagues and just live a carefree life. Several times the man reminded her that she was no more a single girl but a married lady, and that she should shun youthful lusts, but she saw these as some form of bondage. She resisted and before long, the relationship parked up.
“He that gathereth in summer is a wise son: but he that sleepeth in harvest is a son that causeth shame.” Proverbs 10:5It is a crime to sleep in summer. It is wrong for you to be sleeping or to be resting at ease while other believers are out in the field winning souls. It is wrong to fold your arms or pretend not to notice what is going on when others are busy giving towards the building of your church. It is possible that you can hide or your lack of participation is unnoticed, yet the result will be evident to all. You cannot reap what you did not sow, so it is only wise for you to sow what you expect to reap. This is your time to shine. Some people are just waiting to see you shine. If only you can shine now, you will be able to ignite the fire in the lives of others. What is stopping you from shinning now? Put it off and shine for your time has come!
Father, from today and until I take my last breath on earth, help me to shine.