Morning by Morning, September 6 - Created to be like God
Good morning, Lord Jesus. Help me start this day and every day embraced by my Father, centered in Christ, and filled with the Holy Spirit. ...
"Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. And all of us, with unveiled faces, seeing the glory of the Lord as though reflected in a mirror, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another; for this comes from the Lord, the Spirit" (2 Corinthians 3:17-18).
Come, Holy Spirit. Free me to from every veil that would keep me from seeing the glory of the Lord. Stir in my heart to lift up my eyes to worship the Lord in spirit and truth. As I do, I am being transformed, changed into the image of God by the Spirit of God, from glory to glory, from the inside out.
We become like the One we worship -- "transformed into the same image." Lord God -- Father, Son, and Holy Spirit -- I want to be more like You.
I can be selfish ... You are selfless.
I can be prideful ... You are humble.
I can be sinful ... You are holy.
I can be rude ... You are kind.
I can be confused ... You are wise.
I can be deceived ... You are true.
I can be weary ... You are strong.
I can be afraid ... You are fearless.
I can be timid ... You are bold.
I can be crude ... You are pure.
I can be faithless ... You are faithful.
I can waivering ... You are steadfast.
I can be insecure ... You are confident.
I can be hurtful ... You are healing.
I can be controlling ... You are freeing.
I can be bitter ... You are forgiving.
I can be frustrated ... You are patient.
I can be stingy ... You are generous.
I can be discouraged ... You are expectant.
I can be heavy ... You are happy.
I can be lost ... You are certain.
I can be evil ... You are good.
I can be un-loveable ... You are love.
Lord, make me more like You (1 Peter 1:16). May You increase, as I decrease (John 3:30). Conform me into the image of the Son of God You've created me to be (Romans 8:29). As You are, so let me be in this world (1 John 4:17). Renew my mind and my heart from the inside out, from glory to glory (Romans 12:2). Empower me by Your Spirit to will what is right, to do what is right, to become what is right (Philippians 2:13). This is Your will for me -- that I would be like You (1 Thessalonians 5:23). It always has been and it always will be (Genesis 1:26). You created me to be like You. Lord, help me. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.
Be encouraged today! In the Love of Jesus, Tommy Hays
My Friend, may you be transformed into the image of God, from the inside out, from glory to glory, by the Spirit of God. Please pray the same for me. God bless you, my friend!
Please keep me and our ministry in prayer as I go out on the road several times for engagements this coming month in our ministry of "Healing from the Inside Out" to help prepare the Body and Bride of Christ for the coming of our King:
Sept 12-14 Living Waters Mens Retreat, Brevard, North Carolina
Sept 15-16 Ministry with prophetic psalmist Heather Butler from Wales, our Pastor of Prayer, at East Stone Gap UMC, Virginia
Sept 22 Holy Spirit Day Apart, Kingswood UMC, Amarillo
Sept 27-28 Healing Service and Methodist School of Supernatural Ministry with Aldersgate Renewal Ministries in Flint, Michigan
Oct 2 Healing Service with Max Lucado, Oak Hills Church,
San Antonio, Texas
Oct 3-5 Level 1 Rapha God Ministries' School of Ministry for Sozo Inner Healing Prayer Ministry Training, hosted at Oak Hills Church, San Antonio, Texas
Heather Butler, our great friend and intercessor from Wales will be in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Kentucky in September. She will be in Lexington, Kentucky Thursday Night and Friday Night, Sept 12-13. We can forward her itinerary to you if you'd like to join her and receive from the Lord through her gift of prophetic singing and the word the Lord has given her for this visit. I'm excited to be joining her for ministry in Virginia. Please keep us in prayer and come join us if you can!