Saturday, January 30, 2010

No More Bitter Waters 1-30-10

Good morning, Lord Jesus. You are my Friend and my Father, my Savior and Sanctifier, my Helper and Healer, my Maker and Master, my All in All. And I entrust my life and my day to You, my God—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. … “When they came to Marah, they could not drink the water of Marah because it was bitter…. And the people complained against Moses, saying, ‘What shall we drink?’ He cried out to the Lord, and the Lord showed him a piece of wood; he threw it into the water, and the water became sweet” (Exodus 15:23-25). Lord, You love to turn our bitter places sweet. You love to give us Your beauty for our ashes, Your garments of praise for our spirit of heaviness, Your joy for our sorrows, Your faith for our doubts, Your hope for our discouragement, Your clear purpose for our aimless wanderings. The piece of wood of the old rugged cross changes the stagnant pools of our souls into rivers of living waters. For You are the God who redeems all things we will entrust into Your care. You are the God who frees us and heals us and calls us to walk in Your ways (Exodus 15:26). Lord, deliver us from complaining about all it seems You’re not doing in our lives. And remind us to be thankful and grateful for all You are doing in our lives. We will move out of the places of our wilderness and into the places of Your promises as we learn to seek You and praise You in all things. Your living waters are sweet. So let us drink deeply of Your Spirit every day, remembering to “taste and see that the Lord is good” (Psalm 34:8). Every day You set before us a choose of the perspective of life we will choose. We can choose life or death, blessing or curse, to depend upon You or depend upon ourselves, to move forward or look back, to live in Your Spirit or in our flesh. Every day, Your living waters are free to all who will come and drink. “Ho, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters! … Incline your ear, and come to Me; listen so that you may live” (Isaiah 55:1-3). Trusting in You, we never have to drink the bitter waters again. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen. Be encouraged today! In the Love of Jesus, Tommy Hays Our Monday Night "Come To The Mountain" Prayer Group for Israel and the Peace of Jerusalem led by Bob and Doris McCray every Monday Night is now meeting at First Assembly of God, 2780 Clays Mill Rd, at the corner of Clays Mill and Pasadena in Lexington. All are welcome at 7 p.m. Contact Boby & Doris for details: Friends, thank you! for your prayers for our Messiah Ministries' School of Spiritual Ministry, Level I, I've been teaching in Wilmore, Kentucky on the campus of Asbury Theological Seminary this week. Today is our last day and we've seen amazing breakthroughs in lives, while being equipped for prayer ministry. This is one of the ways I try to share what I've learned from healing prayer ministry in practical ways for equipping and empowering spiritual leaders in our generation. All are welcome. The teaching is based upon my book, Free to Be Like Jesus--Transforming Power of Healing & Deliverance. (Order from or our web site If you would like to join us for future schools, Level I or Level II, please let us know by contacting Marilyn, our Director of Ministries, or 859-317-1591 We make scholarships available through donations to our ministry so that all may attend. God bless you and the Holy Spirit equips you and empowers you for your unique calling and destiny in ministry to God and for His people. If you're unable to attend, You can order the DVDs from our Level I and Level II Schools of Spiritual Ministry from our resources page: Many pastors, leaders, and home groups use these for Bible studies and prayer ministry training. Subscribe for free by email to me at Messiah Ministries -- "Preparing the Way of the Lord ... Ministering the Healing Love of God" 2800 Tates Creek Rd; Lexington, KY 40502