Morning by Morning, September 9 - Summed Up in Love
Good morning, Lord Jesus. I'm one of Your sheep; let me hear Your voice. I'm one of Your disciples; teach me Your ways. I'm one of Your followers; lead me by Your Spirit. ...
"Owe no one anything, except to love one another; for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law. The commandments, 'You shall not commit adultery; You shall not murder; You shall not steal; You shall not covet'; and any other commandment, are summed up in this word, 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore, love is the fulfilling of the law" (Romans 13:8-10).
When I love, I'm like You. When I love, I please You. When I love, I fulfill Your law and walk in Your ways. All of Scripture, all the commandments, all You expect from me today and every day is "summed up in this word, 'Love ... "
So, Lord, teach me to love. Not just from my head, but from my heart. No just with my words, but with my actions. No just on the surface, but from deep down inside -- "deeply from the heart" (1 Peter 1:22).
If there is one thing I need to learn in this short wisp of time between the womb and the grave along my journey through this broken, fallen world before I come home, it is to know and embrace and live this word, "Love." To know and embrace this is to know and embrace You. To live this out in my life is to live my life in You. "Beloved, let us love one another, because love is from God; everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, for God is love" (1 John 4:7-8).
I humbly and honestly admit I have must to learn, and probably much to un-learn. But Lord, I see clearly from Your Word You've quickened in my heart today that learning to love must be the priority of my life. It's all summed up in this. So let it be so in me. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.
Be encouraged today! In the Love of Jesus, Tommy Hays
My Friend, may God who is Love empower you to love, deeply from your heart, as the priority of your life. 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!