Be encouraged today! In the Love of Jesus, Tommy Hays
Thursday, May 21, 2020
"Emerge!" - Morning by Morning, May 21, 2020
Morning by Morning, May 21 - "Emerge!"
Good morning, Lord Jesus. I open wide my heart to You because You've opened wide Your heart, Your mercy, and Your love to me -- Father, Son, and Holy Spirit of God. ...
As I listen and wait for Your leading, I hear in my heart, "Emerge!"
Yes, Lord. What comes to mind is it's time to emerge! It's time to come out, to spring forth, to emerge!
I know much of the world is still on "lock down" but our hearts are not locked down, our spirits cannot be shut down, our dreams will not be pushed down. We are sons and daughters of God! We are children of the King! We are ambassadors for Jesus Christ! And we will not be locked down, shut down, pushed down or put down in any way that's anything less than all You've intended us and called us to be!
So whether it's time or not to come out into the open of our neighborhoods or marketplaces, You'll be speaking to us with Your wisdom and empowering us with Your faith, as we pray for our leaders around the world to be listening for Your leading and to lead us by Your Spirit. But no matter what the governments of man may choose for the wellbeing of our bodies and health, I believe You are calling forth Your people in our hearts and our spirits to emerge! Whether at home or at work or working from home, it's time to emerge!
Your Word comes to mind from the story of Job. What a season of challenge and testing and humbling and spiritual attacking he went through! Yet even in all he was enduring and all he was learning, You gave him hope of the day to come when he would emerge from that hard season and boldly take hold of the next season. Even in the midst of his questions and expressions of all his emotions and thoughts, he knew his time would come to emerge from the fiery furnace he was going through:
"But He knows the way that I take;
when He has tested me, I shall come out like gold"
You dealt with his pride. You dealt with his doubts. You dealt with his enemies. You dealt his friends. But in the end, You called him forth, out of the fire, refined like gold, ready to shine with the light of Your glory, full of thanksgiving and praise to You! You called him to emerge!
Lord, let us emerge! Refined by Your Fire -- wiser than before, more humble than before, more faithful than before, more obedient than before, more like You than before -- but never the same as before!
I pray this for myself. I pray this for my world. And most of all, I pray this for the body and the bride of Christ to emerge and to be all You've called us and created us to be!
The prophet Isaiah spoke of these days and said it like this:
"Arise, shine! For your light has come,
and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you!
For darkness shall cover the earth,
and thick darkness the peoples;
but the Lord will arise upon you,
and His glory will appear over you!
Nations shall come to your light,
and kings to the brightness of your dawn.er to
Lift up your eyes and look around;
they all gather together, they come to you;
your sons shall come from far away,
and your daughters shall be carried on their nurses' arms.
Then you shall see and be radiant;
your heart shall thrill and rejoice! ..."
Lord, let it be so -- all according to Your Word and Your will for me and for each one of us, all in Your time and in Your way! In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.
Be encouraged today! In the Love of Jesus, Tommy Hays
My friend, may you emerge! Refined by the Holy Fire of God-wiser than before, more humble than before, more faithful than before, more obedient than before, more like Jesus than before -- but never the same as before! in Jesus' name. Please pray the same for me. God bless you, my friend!
Pakistan Preaching Praise Report from Yesterday's Meeting!
Friends, I'm so excited that we received permission to start our open air evangelistic meetings again in Pakistan through our online Internet Ministry! Each month we set up in a different village through our ministry partnership there with Pastor Fazal with a big screen and projector. I'm able to share a message of the hope and healing of Jesus Christ through our Skype Internet Ministry, where I'm preaching here and it's interpreted by live simultaneous translation there. Then we have a followup team for those who are saved and experience the salvation, healing, deliverance, and revival of Jesus! For the past two months, I've only been able to share in home group setting with Pastor Fazal and neighbors, but yesterday we were able to go back out into the streets in an unreached village again! We praise God for this praise report I just received with some photos from Pastor Fazal! Thank you all your prayers and support and encouragement!
Praise Report and Photos from Pastor Fazal from the Meeting
for what God has done!
"Thanks very much Brother Pastor Tommy to share Powerful Word and Story with people of Pakistan in Village. Thanks Lord 324 Souls are Saved and 37 Persons are healed on the spot. I'm sorry for internet problem but this was impossible and we both made this Possible Meeting in Lock Down Virus and we are looking forward to arrange more Open Air Souls Winning Meetings as God has given us this opportunity. Thanks and God Bless You!"
"And this Gospel of the Kingdom will be preached in the whole world as testimony to all nations, and then the end will come!"
New: Hear and join me in today's Morning by Morning prayer