Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Wake Up {guest post}

Guest Post: Ashley

Recently while worshipping with my BCM family, I heard some scripture about awakening sleepers. I loved the song that went along with it but I had never really looked into this before. So, in scripture in Isaiah 52:1-3 the Bible says:

1 Awake, awake, O Zion, clothe yourself with strength. Put on your garments of splendor, O Jerusalem, the holy city. The uncircumcised and defiled will not enter you again. 2 Shake off your dust; rise up, sit enthroned, O Jerusalem. Free yourself from the chains on your neck, O captive Daughter of Zion. 3 For this is what the LORD says: "You were sold for nothing, and without money you will be redeemed."

This really strikes me. As Christians I feel like we really do just sit on the shelf and collect dust. We go to church, read our Bibles, talk about how we can best serve Christ, sing songs about serving Christ, meet in small groups and talk about serving Christ, but when will we actually start putting these words into action. I mean what would you do if this happened:

Mom: Ashley, I’m going to the store. I need you to wash the dishes and set the table while I’m gone.
Ashley: No problem! 
*Mom gets back from the store*
Mom: Ashley! I told you to do your chores!
Ashley: But Mom, you don’t understand. I read your instructions over and over, I wrote a song about washing the dishes, and I even met with my friends to talk about how amazing doing the dishes and laundry for you would be! 

What would your reaction be? I know I would not be very happy. 

We need to WAKE UP! God has not sent us out into this world alone. He has given us an entire armor to take with us (see Ephesians 6:10-18). You are a child of the King! Rise up and put on your garments of splendor. The Bible also says in 

Ephesians 5:14
“This is why it is said: 
  ‘Wake up, sleeper, rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.”

You were once dead but Christ has saved you and redeemed you. Since we have been crucified with Christ, we should be as clay in his hands being molded to HIS will. So, I encourage us all to WAKE UP all you sleepers and take up your cross daily.


  1. AWESOME analogy.... Love your blog

  2. I just stumbled across your blog--I love it and your faith in Christ! I'm loving all of the scripture you have quoted on here, super encouraging. I am excited to follow your blogging adventures! I am new to the blogging scene, follow me at http://foreverconvinced.blogspot.com/ :) xo-Jess


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