Rise And Shine

We are super excited to introduce you to our newest member of Restored Ministries Blogging Team; Mandy Woodhouse.

Mandy will be sharing her gift with us every Thursday.

Here is a sample of her blog “The Sun Is Rising.”

Enjoy! ~XXOO


God keeps speaking to me through sunrises lately. 

I don’t mean that I wake up early and watch the sun rise on a daily basis (my usual time of awakening is actually just after the sun comes up).  I mean that I have been dreaming about sunrises while asleep.  And then I wake up and see photos of gorgeous dawn sky-paintings all over social media.  And it’s always the sun RISING, not setting.

Just this morning, for example, after dreaming that I lived out on a mountain watching the sun rise, I saw 5 gorgeous photos on Facebook of the sun rising in my area.  Some were too stunning for words.

One of the dreams I had about the sunrise was so profound, I shared it in a previous blog. In case you haven’t read it yet, I’ll summarize.  I was at a high point overlooking the ocean.  On one side of the beach were people being distracted by things on the ground, and because of the distractions they were missing this glorious sun rise behind them.

They were too distracted to see that the sun was actually rising.

I had another dream recently where I was standing atop another very high tower, much like something you would see in the Lord of the Rings movies.  It actually reminded me of Isaiah 62:6, where God posts His “watchmen on the walls.” In the dream, my eyes were fixed on the horizon and I said aloud, “Am I supposed to warn others about approaching armies and war or something?”  I heard a voice whisper in response, “No…there are many people doing that these days.  What I want YOU to do is remind My people that the sun is rising…”

So here I am, reminding you that the sun is rising.  The dawn is here.  And the darkness cannot last forever.

“A light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it” (John 1:5).

I feel like this has a double encouragement in it. 

There’s more! Click here to read the rest of the blog.

For the other blog on the dream mentioned and summarized above Click here

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