Rise up, Lord! May your enemies be scattered; may your foes flee before you. - Numbers 10:35
On the mornings when the Israelites would move from one location to another, Moses would wake up in the morning and say this aloud. I can't help but notice the exclamation point when Moses says, "Rise up, Lord!" We all know what an exclamation point means, but in this context, Moses states this phrase with exuberance, motivation, anticipation, and maybe even a bit joyfully? He knows God is with him, because God visits with him face to face, but he is taking on an air of authority and expectation with God. This gives us hope in our own challenges, that when we rise up in the morning, we should make our intentions known to God expectantly that he will do the same for us and he will! Let them be known excitedly, joyfully, and abundantly!
Dear Lord, Rise up! Go before me and remove all challenges that separate me from executing your will! Lay to waste and ruin all plans Satan has for me and fill me up with your Holy Spirit.