Friday, September 16, 2005

"Listen and Hear My Voice" 9-16-05

Good morning, Lord Jesus. Focus my thoughts on You alone; open my heart to You alone, as I wait in the silence of surrender for the leading of Your Spirit. ... "Listen and hear My voice; pay attention and hear My speech. Do those who plow for sowing plow continually? Do they continually open and hallow their ground? When they have leveled its surface, do they not scatter dill, sow cummin, and, and plant wheat in its rows and barely in its proper place, and spelt as the border? For they are well instructed; their God teaches them" (Isaiah 28.23-26). You are our Teacher, Lord. Even the things we think we know how to do out of our own wisdom are really a gift of God. When we go about the tasks of our daily lives, we think the thoughts that come to us are our natural thoughts. But if we have entrusted our minds to You and if we have begun and continued our day seeking You and listening for You, to hear the leading of Your voice, Your supernatural thoughts become our natural thoughts. The more we entrust our minds to You, the more we submit our lives to You, the more we can trust the leading of Your voice as the thoughts in our minds. This is the renewing of our minds, the receiving of the mind of Christ, the slow and steady process of the transformation of our souls (Romans 12.1-2). Little by little, Your thoughts become our thoughts, Your heart becomes our heart, Your ways become our ways, as we grow in wisdom and maturity in Christ, because we have entrusted and submitted our minds and hearts to You. In trusting faith and humble obedience to the leading of Your voice, we "become participants of the divine nature" by the daily miracle of Your grace (2 Peter 1.4). Teach us Your voice, to pay attention and hear Your speech, that we may learn and live in Your ways a little more each day. In Jesus' name we pray, Amen. Be encouraged this day! In the Love of Jesus, Tommy Hays Friends, if you are in the Lexington area, please Come to The Fountain this Saturday night for our monthly, citywide gathering for prayer, praise, and healing worship -- 7pm in the chapel at Centenary, 2800 Tates Creek Rd. People come from all traditions and denominations for a time of intimate worship in the presence of the Lord as the Holy Spirit leads. Paul Cooper from Liberty Worship Center will lead in worship and I will lead in prayer. Our prayer ministry team will be availble throughtout the evening. All are welcome! To subscribe/unsubscribe, please send a note to me at Messiah Ministries -- "Preparing the Way of the Lord." Our address for ministry and contributions: 2800 Tates Creek Rd.; Lexington, Kentucky 40502. Come to The Fountain the 3rd Saturday night of every month. Daily archives: and