Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Morning by Morning, September 25 - One Body, One Spirit

Good morning, Lord Jesus. Make me one with You, one with Your Body of Christ, one in ministry with all Your Body to all the world until I feast with You at Your heavenly banquet in final victory.  ...

"There is one Body and one Spirit, just as you were called to the one hope of your calling, one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is above all and through all and in all" (Ephesians 4:4-6).

Your Spirit is aligning and empowering all the parts of Your Body. Together, we are one in the Spirit and one in the Lord. You're calling us to come together and get along. You're teaching us how we need You and need one another, so that we can fully know our identity and fulfill our destiny in Christ.

You're equipping us together as one, showing us the foolishness and failure that we've experienced when we've tried to go it alone out of our selfish need for control, fear of rejection, and mindset of mistrust (v. 4:12). You're growing us up and building us up -- both personally and in relationship with those You've chosen to divinely align in our lives -- "until all of us come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to maturity, to the measure of the full stature of Christ" (v. 4:13). In the fullness of Your time and fulfillment of Your plan, for each one of us and for all of us together, we will be Your "whole Body, joined and knit together ... working properly ... building itself up in love" (v. 4:16).

As one Body in one Spirit, You will open up Your heavens, pour out Your power, and manifest Your glory. In the place of unity and maturity as one with You and one with each other, You will release the fullness of your favor and command the faithfulness of Your blessing (Psalm 133:1-3). Lord, let it be so. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

Be encouraged today! In the Love of Jesus, Tommy Hays

My Friend,  I pray the Holy Spirit of the Living God will divinely align you and mightily empower you as one with the Lord and one with those He's knitting together in your life and ministry for His glory. Please pray the same for me. God bless you, my friend!

Friends, please keep us in prayer this weekend at Calvary United Methodist Church in Flint, Michigan. I'll be taking a team from our ministry with me to join with Margie Burger of Aldersgate Renewal Ministries to teach on "Hearing God and Prophecy" as part of the Methodist School of Supernatural Ministry. If you're in the area, please come join us!

Tommy Hays | Messiah Ministries
Healing from the Inside Out
Pastoral Director | Rapha God Ministries
4 Dominion Drive, Building 1
San Antonio, Texas 78257

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