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Friday, April 12, 2013
Morning by Morning, April 12 - "Prepare Your Provisions"
Good morning, Lord Jesus. Help me hear You more clearly and follow You more closely. ...
"Then Joshua commanded the officers of the people, 'Pass through the camp, and command the people: 'Prepare your provisions; for in three days you are to cross over the Jordan, to go in to take possession of the land that the Lord your God give you to possess' " (Joshua 1:10-11).
You are Jehovah Jireh, the Lord Who Provides (Genesis 22:14). You are the Lord who provides all we need, when we need it. "Whatever is good and perfect comes down to us from God our Father" (James 1:18, NLT). You are a good Father who loves to give good gifts to Your children (Matthew 7:11).
But at the same time, You also call us to "prepare (our) provisions." To advance into our inheritance and see the Kingdom of God advance through our lives, we have to take time to prepare what You've provided.
First, we have to take time to see what You already provided and take time to thank You for it - even thanking You for bringing us through the hard times and difficult challenges that You've used to make us who we are and to help prepare us for the times and challenges to come. Second, we have to take time to learn how to use and begin to grow into maturity with what You've provided. And third, we have to allow You to align us and our provisions with the provisions and people You've chosen to be a part of our next advance.
Preparing our provisions is part of our "three days" of the life-long transformation cycle of the crucifixion of our flesh into the resurrection of life in You. That's how we begin to continually "cross over" from death to life, from where we've been to where You're taking us, from the wilderness of our past into the inheritance of our destiny. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.
Be encouraged today! In the Love of Jesus, Tommy Hays
My Friend, I pray you would be prepared with every provision of God to keep crossing over and advancing into the fullness of Your inheritance. Please pray the same for me. God bless you, my friend!
Our ministry team at Rapha God Ministries is getting away for a weekend retreat at the lake this weekend. Please keep us in prayer to grow together as a team and refreshed and renewed by the Spirit of God. I pray for times for renewal and refreshing for you and those the Lord is aligning with you to prepare to for the advance of His Kingdom through your life.