"Better is open rebuke, than hidden love" (Proverbs 27:5).
In healing prayer ministry, I often hear the pain of a son who says, "I never heard my dad say he loved me" and the pain of a mother who says, "My children never call any more even to let me know they care." And so many times, I pray with those whose marriages were once full of passion and life, only to have grown cold and stale or broken apart.
Love is meant to be expressed. Love is meant to be lived. We all need to hear it; and we all need to say it. Love that's hidden - never acknowledged, never expressed - is hardly love at all. If it is love, it's a very painful love that leaves very empty hearts and very deep wounds.
Lord, release a heart of courage in the earth today. Empower Your people with the courage to quit hiding our love - love for You and love for one another. Let words be spoken; let feelings be expressed; let love be known. Let the silence of hidden love be broken and the power of revealed love be released. "For (You have) not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind" (2 Timothy 1:7, NKJ). In Jesus' name I pray, Amen.
Be encouraged today! In the Love of Jesus, Tommy Hays
Happy Valentine's Day, my Friends!
Sylvia and I are excited to ministering this week at the Methodist School of Supernatural Ministry with Aldersgate Renewal Ministries near Nashville. I'll be speaking on the Restoration of Creation and Transformation of Culture. (www.aldersgaterenewal.org) Please keep us in prayer and we pray for your restoration and transformation in the power of the Holy Spirit!
Come to The Fountain This Friday Night, 2/17 at 7 pm for our ministry's montly gathering for prayer, praise, and healing worship. This week Doris McCray will be leading. Hosted in the Chapel at Centenary UMC, 2800 Tates Creek Rd in Lexington. All are welcome!
Be empowered, equipped, and encouraged to fulfill your destiny in Christ!Tommy & Sylvia Hays | Messiah Ministries