Thursday, January 08, 2009

Growing in Knowing You 1-8-09

Good morning, Lord Jesus. I know You as my Father, my Brother, and my Friend. I know You as holy and perfect, yet close and intimate. I know You as King and Lord, as the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world and as the Lion of the Tribe of Judah. I know You in many diverse ways of Your indescribable, infinite glory; and I long to know You more. … "I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you a spirit of wisdom and revelation as you come to know Him, so that, with the eyes of your heart enlightened, you may know what is the hope to which He has called you, what are the riches of His glorious inheritance among the saints, and what is the immeasurable greatness of His power for us who believe, according to the working of His great power" (Ephesians 1:17-19). As I come to know You, as I keep growing in knowing You, Your Spirit of wisdom and revelation keeps opening the eyes of my heart to know You even more. It's all about knowing You -- relationship with You, communion with You, intimacy with You. And with every revelation of Your goodness and greatness, You give me wisdom to entrust more of me to more of You. Anyone united to the Lord becomes one spirit with Him" (1 Corinthians 6:17). This is the hope to which You have called me. This is the immeasurable greatness of Your power. These are the riches of my glorious inheritance. Growing in knowing You is the most important thing in my life. Growing in knowing You is the very purpose of my life in this age. "And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding so that we may know Him who is true, in His Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life" (1 John 5:20). As I grow, I come know how much You love me. And I come to know how much You long for me to know just how much You really do love me. And knowing that, I can't help but love You and trust You even more. This is "the working of (Your) great power" (Ephesians 1:19). Your love is Your power; and no one can truly come to know You as You truly are without coming to know the power of Your love. "Whoever does not love, does not know God, for God is love" (1 John 4:8). In Jesus' name I pray, Amen. Be encouraged today! In the Love of Jesus, Tommy Hays Friday, January 9th from 6am to 6am, we are hosting a 24 hour prayer and worship vigil at Church of the Savior to join with Kentucky Prayer Focus' 31 days of Prayer for Revival. This also part of the preparation for our Strategic Prayer Summit this weekend. All 120 Counties of Kentucky are being covered in prayer every day throughout the state at different prayer sites. Come join us on January 9th. Send me a note if you or your prayer group would like to be involved, either remotely or personally with us: Prayer Directives are attached. For my friends in Kentucky, please come join us for our 2nd Annual Greater Lexington Strategic Prayer Summit set for January 9-10, 2009, hosted at Church of the Savior. Flyer is Attached. Ray Hughes of Selah Ministries is coming Saturday night of the Prayer Summit to share a word for Kentucky with us!( ). Margaret Therkelsen, Tom Monroe, David Fultz, Tommy Green, Bob Hale, Rob Poindexter, Mark MacDonald, Laura Beach and other citywide prayer leaders will be speaking and leading in prayer as well throughout the weekend. Please spread the word! Please Register Now for our next Fountain School of Spiritual Ministry (Level I & II) January 14-17, 2009 Registration and Information: ClickHere Equipping and Empowering Spiritual Leaders in Ministry to Proclaim the Kingdom of God, bind up the brokenhearted, and set the captives free in the name of Jesus and the power of the Holy Spirit Subscribe free by email to Messiah Ministries -- -- "Preparing the Way of the Lord ... Ministering the Healing Love of God" 2800 Tates Creek Rd; Lexington, KY 40502 Please Click Here to Order our Ministry Resources or Contribute On-Line