Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Rise and Roar with the Voice of the Lord! - June 30, 2020

Morning by Morning, June 30 - Rise and Roar with the Voice of the Lord!
Good morning, Lord Jesus. King of Kings and Lord of Lords, rise and rule in my heart and my world today. ...
"Woe to those who devise iniquity, and work out evil on their beds! At morning light they practice it, because it is in the power of their hand. They covet fields and take them by violence, also houses, and seize them. So they oppress a man and his house, a man and his inheritance.... (But the Lord says), "I will surely assemble all of you, O Jacob, I will surely gather the remnant of Israel; I will put them together like sheep of the fold, like a flock in the midst of their pasture; they shall make a loud noise because of so many people. The One who breaks open will come up before them; they will break out, pass through the gate, and go out by it; their King will pass before them, with the Lord at their head" (Micah 2:1-13).
In these days of demands for equality and justice, we desperately need the One who determines what is just and what is true to form our thoughts and direct our steps. In these days of lawlessness, we desperately need the One who writes Your Law on our hearts to conform our desires to Your desires so our ways will follow Your ways. In these days of confusion, intimidation, violence, and destruction, we desperately need to know the voice of the One who speaks to our spirits, saying, "This is the way, walk in it ... not by your own power, not by your own might, not by your own ways apart from My ways, but by My Spirit."
With the confidence that comes to a people who humble their hearts before You to seek Your face and hear Your voice to obey Your will and walk in Your ways, let the "remnant" of Your people arise and give voice to the words You're putting in our hearts, You're releasing through our prayers, and You're speaking forth through our mouths. Let "the One who breaks open" come break our hearts open with Your love that we can "make a loud noise" with Your truth that breaks the threats of intimidation and cancels the curse demanding our silence. Speaking the truth in love, may our voices be heard and Your Light in our hearts be seen.
As You "break open," we will "break out." As You "pass before (us)," we will "pass through the gate." As we yield to Your will and follow Your ways as our King, Your Kingdom will come and Your will will be done -- here in our hearts and here in our world. This is not time to sit back in silence, but to rise and roar!
So purify our hearts that we rise in Your strength, not our own. Purify our thoughts that we have the mind of Christ, not the mind of the world. As we humble ourselves in Your sight to seek Your face, Your voice, Your will, Your ways, You will lift us up to stand firm in our place and to give no place to the one who seeks to silence our voices, steal our hope, and shutter our world in darkness and gloom, confusion and despair.
Yes, Your ancient Words are true and unfolding before our very eyes in our days: "Darkness shall cover the earth, and thick darkness the peoples; but the Lord will arise upon (us), and His glory will appear over (us)... Then (we) shall see and be radiant; (our) heart shall thrill and rejoice" (Isaiah 60:2-5). So by the power of Your grace at work within us, we will "Arise (and) shine; for (our) Light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon (us)!" (Isaiah 60:1) By the power of Your grace, we will rise and roar with the voice of the Lord! In Jesus' name I pray. Amen. 

Be encouraged today! In the Love of Jesus, Tommy Hays

My friend, may you be strengthened and encouraged to rise and roar as part of the remnant of the Lord who seek His face to hear His voice and speak His words in our world, in Jesus name. Please pray the same for me. God bless you, my friend! 

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