The Heart of Shabbat
“Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you. See,
darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples, but the Lord rises
upon you and his glory appears over you. Nations will come to your light and kings to
the brightness of your dawn.” – Isaiah 60:1
Friends – We are called to shine the light of Yeshua among all nations. There is
something noticeably different about Bible believers and disciples of Yeshua Messiah.
The joy of the Lord and the light of God shines brightly in them. YOU, my friend, have
been lit up – arise, shine for your light has come!
Darkness shall cover the earth…the world is a wild place and darkness surrounds us.
But bringing the nations into the light is an ongoing work of the King. It can happen
through even the smallest of divine appointments. It’s as simple as a word of
encouragement spoken here and there.
Recently during an Uber ride home from the airport, I learned that my driver was from
Brazil, speaking mostly Portuguese. I looked up “Worship Hillsong Portuguese” on my
phone and played the music from the back seat. The car was immediately filled with the
presence of the Lord. He asked permission to plug my phone into his sound system so
the music would be louder. We may not have spoken the same language, but we
The heart of Shabbat is to meet with Him. Take the time to welcome God into your
midst, hosting His presence, and be with Him. When you do, nations will come to your