Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Morning by Morning, May 17 - The Anointing of the Presence of God
Good morning, Lord Jesus. Let Your Word speak to my spirit, as I seek to begin my day embraced by my Father, centered in Christ, and filled with Your Holy Spirit.  ...
"You have been anointed by the Holy One, and all of you have knowledge.... Let what you have heard from the beginning abide in you. If what you heard from the beginning abides in you, then you will abide in the Son and in the Father.... As for you, the anointing that you received from Him abides in you, and so you do not need anyone to teach you. But as His anointing teaches you about all things, and is true and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, abide in Him" (1 John 2:20-27).
Spirit of the sovereign Lord, anoint me and abide within me. Teach me Your truth and empower me to live it. Correct me when I'm wrong, convict me when I sin, encourage me when I waiver. Lead me in the way that leads to life -- "alive in the Spirit" (1 Peter 3:18). "For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God... When we cry, 'Abba! Father!' it is that very Spirit bearing witness with our spirit that we are children of God" (Romans 8:14-16).
Your anointing is Your Presence. And You are always present with me (Matthew 28:20). You are "the Way, and the Truth, and the Life" (John 14:16). Awaken my spiritual senses, always aware of the abundant anointing of Your Presence -- to hear and see and touch and taste and smell Your abiding Presence. You are always abiding with me and always abiding within me by "the Spirit of Christ" (Romans 8:9). "Christ in (me), the hope of glory" (Colossians 1:27). 
"These things God has revealed to us through the Spirit; for the Spirit searches everything, even the depths of God.... Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit that is from God, so that we might understand the gifts bestowed on us by God.... Those who are unspiritual do not receive the gifs of God's Spirit, for they are foolishness to them, and they are unable to understand them because they are spiritually discerned. Those who are spiritual discern all things, and they are themselves subject to no one else's scrutiny.... But we have the mind of Christ" (1 Corinthians 2:10-16).
So with the mind of Christ, I embrace the anointing of Your Spirit. And I say, "More, Lord." More of You, more of Your Spirit, more of Your nature conforming me to Your nature, as I respond to Your invitation -- every moment of every day -- to "be filled with the Spirit" (Ephesians 5:18). In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

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

I pray you will be continually filled withe Spirit of God, constantly aware of His ever-abiding Presence with you and within you, in Jesus' name! Please pray the same for me. God bless you, my friend!

Friends, please keep us in prayer as Rocio and I prepare to travel to Budapest, Hungary on Thursday to teach and minister inner healing personal prayer ministry with a team from the Vineyard Church. 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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