Morning by Morning, June 23 - Hearing and Healing
Good morning, Lord Jesus. As I speak out Your name, my spirit comes to attention to listen for the leading of Your Holy Spirit, here in the embrace of my Father. ...
"(Moses) said, 'If you will listen carefully to the voice of the Lord your God, and do what is right in His sight, and give heed to His commandments and keep all His statutes, I will not bring upon you any of the diseases that I brought upon the Egyptians; for I am the Lord who heals you'" (Exodus 15:26).
You are a healing God. And at the same time, You call us to be a hearing people. When we're willing to listen for Your voice and obey Your ways, we're bringing our lives into alignment with Your spiritual principles and under the hand of Your divine protection. Your heart is that we would hear and be whole.
In the healing ministry of Jesus, revealing the heart of the Father in the power of the Holy Spirit, You physically came "to fulfill what had been spoken through the prophet Isaiah, 'He took our infirmities and bore our diseases'" (Matthew 8:17, fulfilling Isaiah 53:4-6). You want us to hear because You want us to heal. You want us to bring our lives into alignment with all You have already done for us in Christ. "Upon Him was the punishment that made us whole, and by His bruises we are healed" (Isaiah 53:5).
You are Jehovah Rapha -- the God who heals (Exodus 15:26). And though we endure much in this broken, fallen world because sickness and death entered this world through sin many thousands of generations ago, You long to set us free and make us whole through "the abundance of grace" we have in Christ (Romans 5:12-17). So empower us by Your Spirit to align ourselves with life, to seek to hear Your voice and be whole, to embrace Your ways and be healed -- as best as we can and all by Your grace.
Sometimes healing comes in the miracle of moment, sometimes in the grace to persevere until the Kingdom of God has fully come on earth as it is in heaven, as You taught us to pray, and sometimes in the healing of the resurrection when we finally stand completely whole and forever free in Your Presence (Matthew 6:10). But You invite us to align our will with Your will (Matthew 8:3). You invite us to align our hearts with Your heart for us -- with the heart of Jehovah Rapha -- the God who heals (Exodus 15:26; Palm 103:3; Psalm 107:20; James 5:16; and many more). In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.
Be encouraged today! In the Love of Jesus, Tommy Hays
I pray you will seek to listen carefully to the voice of the Lord your God, embracing His grace for hearing and healing, in Jesus' name. Please pray the same for me. God bless you, my friend!
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