Tuesday, August 11, 2009

"Treasures of Darkness" 8-11-09

Good morning, Lord Jesus. I am Yours and You are mine. Come live in me and live through me today by Your Spirit I pray. ... "I will give you the treasures of darkness and riches hidden in secret places, so that you may know that it is I, the Lord, the God of Israel, who calls you by your name" (Isaiah 45:3). The dark places of our lives can become the places where the light of Your hope and the glory of Your presence shine the brightest. The hidden and secret places, buried under the pain and hurt of our past can become the places that forever declare Your provision and power to transform and redeem every moment of our lives according to Your riches in glory (Philippians 4:19). But the pain and shame of our past and the persisting torments just beneath the surface of our present remain hidden in darkness as we suffer in silence until we trust You enough to open our hearts and wounds to You. Then You bring all things out of our darkness and into Your light, as You call us by name and heal all our pain. In the power of Your love and the mercy of Your grace, You change our darkness into treasures and our hidden places into riches. And we know that You are God, that You are the Lord our God who redeems all things for our good and Your glory. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen. Be encouraged today! In the Love of Jesus, Tommy Hays Friends, please keep us in prayer for our four day intensive School of Spiritual Ministry this week in Lexington, as the Lord ministers His healing love to us while He equips and empowers us to minister His healing love to others in spirit, soul, and body. Since the moment this class began we've all sensed the tenderness of His presence and the weightiness of His glory. I pray the same for you as you join with us in the communion of prayer and through the bond of the Holy Spirit. God bless you! Please come join us for A Day Apart for Healing, Oct. 3rd near Nashville, TN I'll be leading with Jonathan Dow of Aldersgate Renewal Ministries at their ministry base in Goodlettsville, TN. In an atmosphere of deep worship and God's healing love, we'll address areas of rejection, shame, fear, rebellion, trauma and freedom from spiritual oppression, while also addressing potential hindrances to healing. A brochure is attached. http://www.aldersgaterenewal.org/events/arc/day_Apart_09_Healing.html Please spread to the word to anyone who may be interested and come if you can! Order my books, Free to Be Like Jesus and Morning by Morning and our other Messiah Ministries Resources or Contribute to Our Ministry on-line at: www.shop.messiah-ministries.org Subscribe by email to me at Messiah Ministries --MessiahMin@aol.com -- "Preparing the Way of the Lord ... Ministering the Healing Love of God" www.messiah-ministries.org 2800 Tates Creek Rd; Lexington, KY 40502 Devotional Archives at: www.morningbymorning.blogspot.com