Morning by Morning, April 25 - Father Heart of God Healing Father Wounds in the Father's Love
Good morning, Lord Jesus. Be high and lifted up, here in my heart and every moment of my day. ...
"Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the great and terrible day of the Lord comes. And he will turn the hearts of the fathers to their children and the hearts of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the land with a curse" (Malachi 4:5-6 RSV).
Come, Holy Spirit. Just as John came in the spirit of Elijah to prepare the way of the Lord before the first coming of Christ, would You come and prepare the way of the Lord in our hearts and in our land before the second coming of Christ (Matthew 17:11-13). Return the hearts of the fathers to the children and the hearts of the children to the fathers. "Prepare the way of the Lord" in us, as we "repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near" (Matthew 3:1-3).
Heal our father wounds with the Father's love that flows from the Father heart of God. As we forgive our earthly fathers and You give our earthly fathers the grace to forgive us, and just as You forgive us of our failures as earthly fathers who failed to fully reveal the Father heart of God to our children, You are restoring us to right relationship with one another and with our Father in heaven. Let the curse of rebellion and rejection, of dishonor and disrespect, of distance and division, of unforgiveness and misunderstanding be broken. And let the blessing of the Father in the fullness of Your Spirit heal our hearts and heal our land.
How great the Father's love for us, who always looks for us and longs for us to come receive His embrace of forgiveness and love and grace (Luke 15:20). "And because (we) are children, God has sent the Spirit of His Son into our hearts, crying, 'Abba! Father!'" So (we) are no longer a slave but a child, and if a child then also and heir, through God" (Galatians 4:6-7).
Abba! Father! I turn my heart to You today. I embrace Your forgiveness and love and grace, as Your Father love heals my father wounds and heals the father wounds I've inflicted. Lord, let it be so in me and throughout the Body of Christ in our generation "before the great and terrible day of the Lord comes" (Malachi 4:5). Come, Lord Jesus! (Revelation 22:17) In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.
Be encouraged today! In the Love of Jesus, Tommy Hays
I pray the Father's love would fill your heart and heal your wounds, as the Holy Spirit prepares the way of the Lord in you and in our land for the coming of Christ, in Jesus' name. One day the Lord will come again in the clouds, and at the same time, He wants to come right now into our hearts everyday. Please pray the same for me. God bless you, my friend!
Friends, Thank You! for all your prayers for us at our Rapha God Ministries healing conference this weekend -- From Brokenness to Breakthrough. It was wonderful! Saturday night the Lord gave me a message about the Father's heart and He spoke to us through many prophetic voices at the close of our time to affirm His healing love. I pray the same for you! God bless you!