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Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Morning by Morning, February 26 - Reveal. Remove. Replace. The 3 R's of Inner Healing
Good morning, Lord Jesus. I call on Your name and press in to Your Presence. ...
"These things God has revealed to us through the Spirit, for the Spirit searches everything, even the depths of God" (1 Corinthians 2:10).
Reveal. Remove. Replace. These are The Three R's of inner healing-healing from the inside out. If we're willing to trust You enough to search our hearts, You'll show us the things in us that are not yet like You. In Your mercy and love, You'll show us the sins that need to be forgiven, the hurts that need to be healed, the bondages that need to be broken, the lies that need to be exposed, and the truth that needs to be embraced.
So first You reveal what You want to heal. Then You remove what needs to go. And finally You replace what was never meant to be ours with everything You've always longed for us to have. You sanctify us in spirit, soul, and body (1 Thessalonians 5:23). You conform us into the image of the Son of God (Romans 8:29). You heal us and free us, You make us whole and holy, from the inside out (Psalm 139:24).
As we allow You to connect the events from the pain or shame of our past with the memories and the emotions buried down inside, You free us from where we're stuck, empower us to let go, and release us to advance into the fullness of who we are in Christ and all You've already done for us at the Cross. "Not that I have already attained obtained this or have already reached the goal; but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me His own; but this one thing I do: I press on toward the goal for the prize of the heavenly call of God in Christ Jesus" (Philippians 3:12-14).
As we allow Your Spirit to reveal, remove, and replace, Your Kingdom comes and Your will is done, within us and then through us, on earth as it is in heaven. "For, in fact, the Kingdom of God is within (us)" (Luke 17:21). "For the Kingdom of God is ... righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit" (Romans 14:17).
Thank You, Lord. Remove every veil that covers our eyes, our hearts, and our minds from seeing You as You truly are and from seeing ourselves as You see us. As You reveal Your truth, remove everything less, and replace our broken and fallen lives with the fullness of Your life fully expressed through our lives fully surrendered to You, You are making us more like You each day. "And all of us, with unveiled faces, seeing the glory of the Lord as though reflected in a mirror, are being transformed into that same image from degree of glory to another; for this comes from the Lord, from the Spirit" (2 Corinthians 3:18).
As You heal the broken-hearted and set the captives free, You give us beauty for ashes, joy for sadness, and hope for despair, that our lives can then display Your glory (Isaiah 61:1-3). Then in the ways You've healed us and freed us, You send us to share and minister the healing love of God into the lives of others (Isaiah 61:4-6). Freed from our past, embracing our identity, You send us forth into our destiny, excited to give away all You've given freely to us (John 20:21; Matthew 10:8). And it all begins as we allow You to reveal, remove, and replace. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.
Be encouraged today! In the Love of Jesus, Tommy Hays
My friend, I pray the Holy Spirit will give you courage to trust Him to reveal, remove, and replace everything in your life that would hold you back from being all the Lord created you to be. Then may you be filled with the Spirit and sent forth in the healing power of God's love to minister that freedom in Christ to others, in exactly the ways and places He's strategically positioned you in every season of your life. Please pray the same for me. God bless you, my friend!