Thursday, January 14, 2010

Year of Blessing and Prosperity 1-14-10

Good morning, Lord Jesus. I welcome You into every moment of my day. … “Happy are those who do not follow the advice of the wicked, or take the path that sinners tread, or sit in the seat of scoffers; but their delight is in the law of the Lord, and on His law they meditate day and night. They are like trees planted by streams of water, which yield their fruit in its season, and their leaves do not wither. In all that they do, they prosper” (Psalm 1:1-3). The first words of the first Psalm point to a path for leading a blessed and prosperous life. They acknowledge You and affirm Your ways as the spiritual compass for the journey of life. At the beginning, You set before each of us the freedom to choose which path we will take and who will be our guide. Your Word promises strength and endurance, fruitfulness and prosperity, for those who delight in the law of the Lord. And the heart of the law of the Lord is love—to love God and love one another (Matthew 22:36-40). I want this year to be a year of blessing and prosperity. I want to delight in Your law and walk in the path that leads to the abundant life You long for me to have and make available for me to have every moment of every day (John 10:10). As every Psalm after the first Psalm points out, the journey will not always be easy, some days will be harder than others, and there is no immunity from questions or pain along the path that leads through life in a broken, fallen world, surrounded by broken, fallen people, including ourselves. But the journey is as important as the destination, because the journey is what makes us and matures us into who are and who we are to become, as we grow up “to maturity” in Christ through all the challenges of the journey (Ephesians 4:13). It’s in the journey with You, as we learn Your ways, that You teach us our identity and how to live into our inheritance (Ephesians 1:11). There have been times when I have not used my freedom to choose well. And there may be times again when I’m tempted to turn more to the ways of the wicked rather than road of the righteous. So here and now, at the beginning of the journey of this new year, I am asking You to be my Guide and set my feet upon the path that leads to life. Put Your thoughts in my mind. Put Your desires in my heart. Wake me up every morning and draw me into the place of prayer in the silence of surrender to begin each day seeking Your face and listening for Your voice. Give me the power of Your grace to follow where You lead and go where You send. Then I will know the blessings of obedience that come through choosing the law of Your love. Then I will prosper, even as my soul prospers (3 John 2). In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen. Be encouraged today! In the Love of Jesus, Tommy Hays February 20, 2010 A Day Apart - Women's Ministry Event, for Women of Faith Friends, I want to encourage to come to this spiritual renewal event led by Laura Beach (Spiritual Director of Equipping Lydia Ministries in association with our ministry) and hosted by Aldersgate Renewal Ministries at their home base near Nashville, Tennessee. Click HERE for more information. January 27-30, 2010 -The Fountain School of Spiritual Ministry- Level I Come Join us for focused time of teaching, mentoring, discipleship, personal ministry, equipping, worship and prayer led by Tommy Hays and our teaching team of experienced prayer ministers. We will study and experience a Biblical perspective of the ministry of healing and wholeness of spirit, soul and body, and apply the foundational principles of the Kingdom of God for prayer ministry. The course combines dynamic classroom teaching in a small group setting with personal hands-on experience as students receive personal ministry and are guided in ministry for others. For more information or to Register On-Line for The Fountain School of Spiritual Ministry, Click Here: Information/RegisterSchoolOfMinistryLevelOne or contact Marilyn Walker at Scholarships are available as much as possible to that all may attend. Please spread the word! Come to The Fountain! This Friday Night January 15th at 7PM, the 3rd Friday Night of every month, for our Messiah Ministries monthly gathering for prayer, praise, and healing worship. Led by Messiah Ministries and hosted at Centenary United Methodist Church, 2800 Tates Creek Rd.; Lexington, Kentucky. Come drink deeply from The Fountain of Living Waters as we worship Jesus in the freedom of His Holy Spirit. Laura Beach will be leading in Prayer and Jeff Green will be leading in Worship. All are welcome and spread the word! Contact Marilyn Walker, our Dir. of Ministries for details 859-317-1591 or DirOfMinistries@aol.clom 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