"The word of the Lord came to Zechariah, saying: 'Thus says the Lord of hosts: Render true judgments, show kindness and mercy to one another; do not oppress the widow, the orphan, the alien, or the poor; and do not devise evil in your hearts against one another' " (Zechariah 7:8-10).
Do justice. Show mercy. Do no evil. Your word to us today is as it has always been. "But they refused to listen, and turned a stubborn shoulder, and stopped their ears in order not to hear. They made their hearts adamant in order not to hear the law and the words that the Lord sent by His Spirit through the former prophets" (v. 7:11). And sadly, our response today is as it has always been.
Lord, forgive us. Deliver us from stubbornness and pride, disobedience and rebellion. Give us a heart to trust You and Your ways, to know You know what's best and what will make us most fulfilled.
I hear You writing the words of a prayer in the cry of song that You want to hear from our hearts:
And lifted hands
On bended knees
We take our stand
We call out on Your nameWe cry out for Your grace
Because You are the OneWho knows what we need
Because You are the One
Who comes to those who believe
Yes, Lord. Open our ears; soften our hearts. Help us desire to listen; help us be able to hear. Help us believe and then live as though we do. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen.
Be encouraged today! In the Love of Jesus, Tommy Hays
Friends, Thank You so much for all your prayers for us during our 4 Day School of Spiritual Ministry last week. It was our largest Level 2 Course yet! The Holy Spirit moved mightily to bring healing, deliverance, and prophetic words to us, while being equipped and trained to minister to others. Sylvia and I also offer this Course in other communities, so please let us know if your church or group would like us to come. We also have Level 1 and Level 2 from past sessions on DVD: www.messiah-ministries.org/resourcesThe Holy Spirit is preparing the Bride and Body of Christ. We so excited to be a part of it!
Be empowered, equipped, and encouraged to fulfill your destiny in Christ!Tommy & Sylvia Hays | Messiah Ministries