Friday, January 02, 2009

Growing Up from New Beginnings 1-2-09

Good morning, Lord Jesus. Apart from You, I can do nothing. And I praise You that I never have to go a day or even a moment apart from You. … "The time is surely coming, says the Lord, when the one who plows shall overtake the one who reaps, and the treader of grapes the one who sows the seed …" (Amos 9:13). Many perceived the year 2008 to be a year of new beginnings, a year of birthing a new season in the Spirit. And I believe that as well. If so, then this year of 2009 will be a year of beginning to grow up into maturity what has been birthed and begun. In the normal course of events, this would take much time through many seasons. But You seem to be accelerating the seasons in our day. And Your Word speaks of an acceleration of all things at the end of days, when it will appear as though the harvest overtakes the planting and maturity overtakes the birthing. If these are those days, Lord give us great grace and wisdom to recognize the season, to do what we see the Father is doing, to speak the words the Father is speaking, and to move with the Spirit the Father is pouring out in Your name. There are some things that will continue to take time. And there will be other things that time will be a luxury we do not have. So let us be prayed up and prepared to follow where You lead us and to go where You send us. We may need to grow up fast in many ways, but if we are abiding in You and You are abiding in us, our growth will be filled with all the grace we need. You are our teacher and example for all things. In the human dimension of Your nature, You were born and then You grew. "And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man" (Luke 2:52, NKJV). Let us do the same, in Your grace and in Your pace. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen. Be encouraged today! In the Love of Jesus, Tommy Hays In the first 10 days of January 2009, many of us are sensing a call to try to spend as much of these days in fasting, prayer, and worship as we can in the upper room of the presence of the Lord. Cornerstone International House of Prayer (CI-HoP) in Wilmore, Kentucky ( ) will be joining with us to host a place for these days of prayer, starting Jan 5th leading up to our Greater Lexington Strategic Prayer Summit set for January 9-10, 2009, hosted at Church of the Savior. 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. Send me a note if you're interested in joining in. And please keep us in prayer and 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 Daily Archives: Please Click Here to Order our Ministry Resources or Contribute On-Line New news. Be the first to know what is making headlines.