Morning by Morning, January 31 - Don't Miss the Day of Visitation
Good morning, Lord Jesus. Lord, I need You and I seek You. Apart from You I can do nothing. So I thank You that I'm never apart from You, and I willingly choose to be desperately dependent upon You. When I'm weak, then I'm strong in the power of Your strength; and Your grace is sufficient for me. Fill me afresh with Your Spirit now, as I embrace Your grace to begin this day embraced by my Father, centered in Christ, and filled with the Holy Spirit. ...
"Glorify God in the day of visitation" (1 Peter 2:12 NKJV).
One day You'll come again in great glory on the earth. "For the Lord Himself, with a cry of command, with the archangel's call and with the sound of trumpet, will descend from heaven, and the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up in the clouds together with Him to meet the Lord in the air; and so we will be with the Lord forever" (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17). But at the same time, every day between this and that one, You want to come in Your glory here in my heart. Every day is the day of Your visitation for those who lift up our heads and open up our gates "that the King of glory may come in" (Psalm 24:7).
So don't let me miss a moment of Your visitation. Don't let me live out a day without acknowledging Your Presence and welcoming Your Spirit into every area of my life and every moment of my day. At Your first coming, You wept over Jerusalem "because (they) did not recognize the time of (their) visitation" (Luke 19:41-44). And You weep now for those who are missing Your visitation every day, living life without Your Presence and Your power and Your grace.
Lord Jesus, open our eyes to see You. Holy Spirit, open our hearts to receive You. Heavenly Father, open our arms to embrace You. Set us free from the deception of self-sufficiency and the pride of self-centeredness that stands as a wall between Your Presence and our need of Your grace. "God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.... Humble yourselves before the Lord, and He will exalt you" (James 4:6-10).
Today is the day of our visitation! Today is the day of our salvation! "For God says, 'At just the right time, I heard you. On the day of salvation, I helped you.' Indeed, the 'right time' is now! Today is the day of salvation!" (2 Corinthians 6:2 NLT) Don't let us miss it. Don't let us miss You. By the power of Your grace, I open wide these gates and let the King of glory come in! In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.
Be encouraged today! In the Love of Jesus, Tommy Hays
My friend, may you embrace your day of visitation this day and every day -- embraced by the Father, centered in Christ, and filled with the Holy Spirit -- this day and very day, in Jesus' name! Please pray the same for me! God bless you, my friend!
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Keynote Speaker in Shropshire, England for March Conference "Release for the Captives!"
Friends, I'm excited to be invited as Keynote Speaker this year for the European Conference of the Holy Spirit through Aldersgate Renewal Ministries in Shropshire, England in March. The theme this year is "Release for the Captives!" Come join us!
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