Morning by Morning, May 15 - Storms and Rain Can't Beat Down Our Hope
Good morning, Lord Jesus. You are my Good Shepherd and I want to listen for Your voice and wait for the leading of Your Spirit. ...
It seems I hear You say in my heart, "Come, follow Me through the storms, trust in Me through the rains. You can rest in Me, as I join in this adventure with you."
Yes, Lord. As You said long ago: "Everyone then who hears these words of Mine and acts on them will be like a wise man who built his house on rock. The rain fell, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on rock" (Matthew 7:24-25).
For several days the storms have come, the rains have fallen, and the wind has blown. And today all our prayer ministers be travelling out to our ministry retreat for two days of bonding together, getting to know one another, and growing spiritually together. We've made plans for lots of fun together too, with water games and barbeque at the river, kingdom treasure hunts, mission possible, horseshoe throwing, campfire talks, s'mores, outdoor worship, and the pajama party with a bedtime story. Much of that is supposed to be outside in the beautiful spring sunrises, sunsets, and sunny days of the sunny Texas hill country at Mo Ranch. But I guess now we'll be having our little adventure without the sun part.
It's a good thing that we'll still have "the sun of righteousness" (Malachi 4:2). Fun in the sun is nice but not required. "Our hope is built on nothing less that Jesus Christ and righteousness." The storms and the rains will come and go, but our faith will remain. I'll be resting in You, as You come and join in this adventure with us. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.
Be encouraged today! In the Love of Jesus, Tommy Hays
May you rest in Jesus, steadfast in your faith in Him, as He comes alongside you in every adventure through whatever storms and rain may ever come. Please pray the same for me. God bless you, my friend!
Friends, please keep us in prayer this weekend for our Rapha God Ministries retreat with all our teams of about forty-five prayer minsters getting together at Mo Ranch. May the joy of the Lord be our strength and yours too. God bless you!