If you are a member of the Church of Pentecost then you hear the youth slogan arise and shine.
If you a youth member you may have said this yourself several times. The church devotional has it imprinted on it along the youth logo.
Arise and shine!
I have never given it much thought until now.
Arise and Shine.
Arise is a deliberate action to get up. No one do it for you. You need to do it yourself.
Only light can shine.
Philippians 2v15 AMP
That you may show yourselves to be blameless and guileless, innocent and uncontaminated, children of God without blemish (faultless,unrebukable) in the midst of a crooked and wicked generation(spiritually perverted and perverse), among whom you are seen as bright lights (stars or beacons shining clearly) in the (dark) world.
The first time I heard this verse was at a Wednesday service in my junior high, and back then I liked what the preacher said. I can’t remember the detail but then it was about Standing out. This verse always brought him to mind.
As young people we need to make deliberate efforts to Arise.
No matter where you are or what you do, you can be better , you can go higher, you can pray more, you can study the Bible more , give more, commit more, sing more, praise more, worship more, love more, obey more….
There are still heights untapped , and you can make it your desire to achieve that.
Do not despise where you are because it is from clay God made man, and today we walk the earth.
Seek to Arise, and as you arise you will shine.
The shining is ä a result of your conviction to arise .
Arise may mean making tough decisions or changes that may let others call you names or tease you but hold on.
When you begin to shine everyone who mocked at you will all say how they once knew you and how they were at some point in your life.
You want to shine then Arise.
Make the necessary decisions and changes and be a light to the world.