"Arise from the dead" Ephesians 5:14


Active Member
Hey everyone ! So, I love to provide Biblical inspiration for my fellow Xtian men out there struggling with this addiction. ( But I love supporting all men, no matter what faith, or whether you're not apart of any!) I've seen many posts relating Scripture of the rebooting attempt and God's desire that we be free through Christ's redemptive work. I was reading through my daily devotional many are familiar with "My Utmost for His Highest" by Oswald Chambers. February 16th's entry rlly struck a nerve with me and I hope it does for you all out there as well:

Not all initiative, the willingness to take the first step, is inspired by God. Someone may say to you, ?Get up and get going! Take your reluctance by the throat and throw it overboard? just do what needs to be done!? That is what we mean by ordinary human initiative. But when the Spirit of God comes to us and says, in effect, ?Get up and get going,? suddenly we find that the initiative is inspired.

We all have many dreams and aspirations when we are young, but sooner or later we realize we have no power to accomplish them. We cannot do the things we long to do, so our tendency is to think of our dreams and aspirations as dead. But God comes and says to us, ?Arise from the dead?.? When God sends His inspiration, it comes to us with such miraculous power that we are able to ?arise from the dead? and do the impossible. The remarkable thing about spiritual initiative is that the life and power comes after we ?get up and get going.? God does not give us overcoming life? He gives us life as we overcome. When the inspiration of God comes, and He says, ?Arise from the dead?,? we have to get ourselves up; God will not lift us up. Our Lord said to the man with the withered hand, ?Stretch out your hand? (Matthew 12:13). As soon as the man did so, his hand was healed. But he had to take the initiative. If we will take the initiative to overcome, we will find that we have the inspiration of God, because He immediately gives us the power of life.


Thanks Pisces21,

Thanks for sharing, I always find scripture uplifting and beneficial.