Tuesday, November 05, 2013
Morning by Morning, November 5 - "Exact Imprint"
Good morning, Lord Jesus. Rule and reign as Lord and King in my life today. ...
"Long ago God spoke to our ancestors in many and various ways by the prophets, but in these last days He has spoken to us by the Son, whom He appointed heir of all things, through whom He also created the worlds. He is the reflection of God's glory and the exact imprint of God's very being, and He sustains all things by His powerful word" (Hebrews 1:1-3).
Lord Jesus, You are the "exact imprint" of our Father's being. You perfectly reveal the Father's heart and perfectly express the Father's love. You and the Father are One (John 10:30).
And now, by the grace of God and the mystery of faith, we are one with You as the Body and Bride of Christ, filled with the Spirit of Christ (1 Corinthians 12:27). You've even imparted Your glory to arise and shine upon us as an expression of Your heart and life flowing through us to the world around us, saying to the Father, "The glory that You have given Me I have given them, so that they may be one, as We are One" (John 17:22).
By the power of the grace of God, we are now to be Your "exact imprint" in this world. "Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness on the day of judgment, because as He is, so are we in this world" (1 John 4:17). Fully surrendered to Your will and fully committed to Your ways, by the Spirit of God abiding in us, You have created us and invited us to "become participants of the divine nature" (2 Peter 1:4).
Father God, You are at work within us, individually and together as the Body of Christ, conforming us into the image, truly the "exact imprint," of the Son of God (Romans 8:29). We can't earn it or deserve it; we can't control it or make it happen, but by the power of the grace of God we can embrace it as our identity and destiny in Christ. "For mortals it is impossible, but for God all things are possible" (Matthew 19:26). Lord, let it be so in me and in us. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.
Be encouraged today! In the Love of Jesus, Tommy Hays
My Friend, may you be filled with the Spirit of Christ and conformed into the image of Christ as part of the Body of Christ to be an exact imprint of the heart of the Father on this earth. Please pray the same the same for me. God bless you, my friend!