Bible Society of South Africa

40 DAYS – Time with God – Day 11


by Pat Baxter

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9for it is the light that brings a rich harvest of every kind of goodness, righteousness, and truth. 10Try to learn what pleases the Lord. 11Have nothing to do with the worthless things that people do, things that belong to the darkness. Instead, bring them out to the light. 12(It is really too shameful even to talk about the things they do in secret.) 13And when all things are brought out to the light, then their true nature is clearly revealed; 14for anything that is clearly revealed becomes light. That is why it is said:

“Wake up, sleeper,

and rise from death,

and Christ will shine on you.”

Ephesians 5:9-14GNBOpen in Bible reader

In the movie Awakenings, Robin Williams says, ‘The human spirit is more powerful than any drug and that is what needs to be nourished: with work, play, friendship and family.’

When we think of the human spirit, we are amazed, but how much more amazed can we be when taking on the Spirit of God? We are, this day, offered the power of being awakened to a beautiful experience. Let the God-Spirit speak.

Isaiah knew that the people of Zion were in captivity.

They were allowing themselves to be captured by that which drains, that which strangles life. To these people, Isaiah says: ‘Awake, awake, put on your strength, put on the beautiful garments of God.’ This is far more important than allowing yourself to be strangled by what  is not of God.

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