Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Morning by Morning, March 8 - "With Great Joy!"
Good morning, Lord Jesus. Help me begin this day embraced by the Father, centered in Christ, and filled with the Holy Spirit.   ...
"Now all glory to God, who is able to keep you from falling away and will bring you with great joy into His glorious presence without a single fault. All glory to Him who alone is God, our Savior through Jesus Christ our Lord. All glory, majesty, power, and authority are His before all time, and in the present, and beyond all time! Amen" (Jude 24-25 NLT).
It's "with great joy" that You bring us into Your presence. And to You alone belong all glory. It's not by our power or righteousness, not by our good works or careful plans, but by Your grace alone.
You save us and raise us up to embrace us in the glory of Your presence (Ephesians 2:6). You forgive us and cleanse us from everything between us, so that nothing can separate us from You 
"--indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord" (Romans 8:39 NLT).
As I contemplate this great truth and allow Your Spirit to wash over me in the water of this Word, I'm struck this morning by Your expression of the joy You take in fulfilling this promise. It's "with great joy!" It's "for the sake of the joy that was set before (You)" that "(You) endured the cross" to bear every sin and break every barrier between us forever -- Father, Son, and Holy Spirit of God (Hebrews 12:2).
Fill me with a fresh sense of Your joy today -- "the joy of Your salvation!" (Psalm 51:12). "With great joy" I rejoice in You and embrace this gift of Your glorious presence. "With great joy" I take delight in the One who "delights in (me)" (Isaiah 62:4). In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

Be encouraged today! In the Love of Jesus, Tommy Hays

I pray you will be filled afresh with great joy today, knowing the heart of our God who delights in you and takes great joy in your presence with Him through His salvation for you, in Jesus' name. Please pray the same for me. God bless you, my friend!

Friends, thank you so much for your prayers for us during our prayer ministers retreat for Rapha God Ministries at Lake LBJ. We were thrilled that Max Lucado and Travis Eades came out to give us words of encouragement and inspiration! We experienced the deep love of God in times of personal intimacy and also community together. I pray the same for you! 

And please keep us in prayer as I finish up my teaching and ministry series of Free to Be Like Jesus! on inner healing prayer ministry tonight at Life in the City United Methodist Church in Austin. We are making plans for a healing prayer weekend conference there in the near future. All will be welcome. God bless you!


Tommy Hays | Messiah Ministries
Healing from the Inside Out
Pastoral Director | Rapha God Ministries
4 Dominion Drive, Building 1
San Antonio, Texas 78257

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