“You may be feeling stagnant, but rest assured that this is a time of preparation and positioning. You will be tempted to yield to spiritual laziness that comes with stagnation, but I would have you shake yourself awake and sharpen your awareness and discernment. And, I will show you astounding things, says the Lord. Romans 13:11 And do this, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now, our salvation is nearer than when we first believed.” Marsha Burns

As I read this word this morning, I could certainly relate. How about you?

Personally, I have been spiritually exhausted lately. I know what to do about it and yes, I have been doing it. But with all the prayer. With all the confessions. With all the partaking of communion. The exhaustion has remained.

I have read the end of the book and I know the enemy has already been defeated in my life. There is no question about that at all. I know this time will pass. I know God is faithful. Nothing can change that. Yet it is still a difficult time to walk through.

So, what do we do when we find ourselves in such a place? We do what we know to do.

We stay in the word. We stay in prayer.

It is in the word of God that we find what we need. The answer we need for any situation is found in the word of God.

Remember, Jesus is the word made flesh. The more word we have in us, the more Jesus we have in us. If that is true, and it is, the more Jesus we have in us, the more victory we have in us.

He was totally and completely victorious! He made an utter end to the devil and all his works. And he did it for you and me.
I know many of you are weary of the battles. I understand exactly how you feel. But this week, the week of resurrection, lets cast our nets one more time, shall we?

I am talking about our nets of faith.

I can only imagine how exhausted Jesus was after his spiritual battle in the garden of Gethsemane. He battled in prayer that night until he knew he had victory and could face what he needed to face.

He went through a trial and then to the cross. There he was beaten and tortured beyond what we can imagine. It was on the cross that he took his last breath. But it didn’t end there. After the cross, he went into hell and defeated Satan and obtained our victory. I can only imagine that weariness.

But…the story doesn’t end there. He arose again. So, shall we. It’s time to arise.

Isaiah 60:1 says; “Arise, shine; For your light has come! And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you.”

We are praying that you arise this week and shine! We are praying that you have a week of his glory being poured out on you in unprecedented way. We are praying that the same resurrection power that was in Jesus dwells in you. That resurrection power causes you to rise above all weariness and enter a place of victory in Christ. This is your week to shine! Expect it!

“Don’t let anything stop you from moving forward in God every single day.”- K Potter