Wednesday, July 08, 2020

Everlasting, Never-Changing God who still Hears and Answers our Repentant Cries - July 8, 2020

Morning by Morning, July 8 - Everlasting, Never-Changing God who still Hears and Answers our Repentant Cries

Good morning, Lord Jesus. Holy, holy, holy, Lord -- God of power and might -- heaven and earth are filled with Your glory. Fill my heart with Your glory as I abide in Your presence, here in these first moments of my morning with You -- Father, Son, and Holy Spirit of God. ...

"For I the Lord do not change; therefore you, O children of Jacob, have not perished. Ever since the days of your ancestors you have turned aside from My statutes and have not kept them. Return to Me, and I will return to you, says the Lord of hosts" (Malachi 3:6-7). 

You are the everlasting God, the never-changing God. Like the children of Jacob, we have not perished because You keep Your promises. We have not been utterly destroyed because You come to save us to the uttermost. When we return to You, You return to us. When we humble ourselves to call on Your name, You lean in and You draw near to remind us You know us by name and we are still precious in Your sight, even when we, like sheep, have gone astray (Isaiah 43:1-7). When we draw near again to You, You draw near to us (James 4:8). When we abide again in You, You abide in us (John 15:4). 

With the words of the Psalmists in Psalm 107 and all who have found themselves in desperate need of Your everlasting mercy and never-changing love, we turn to You and cry out to You for the help and hope only You can provide: 

“O give thanks to the Lord, for He is good;
    for His steadfast love endures forever.
Let the redeemed of the Lord say so,
    those he redeemed from trouble….

Some wandered in desert wastes,
    finding no way to an inhabited town;
hungry and thirsty,
    their soul fainted within them.
Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble,
    and He delivered them from their distress;
He led them by a straight way,
    until they reached an inhabited town….

Some sat in darkness and in gloom,
    prisoners in misery and in irons,
for they had rebelled against the words of God,
    and spurned the counsel of the Most High.
Their hearts were bowed down with hard labor;
    they fell down, with no one to help.
Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble,
    and He saved them from their distress;
He brought them out of darkness and gloom,
    and broke their bonds asunder….

For He shatters the doors of bronze,
    and cuts in two the bars of iron.

Some were sick through their sinful ways,
    and because of their iniquities endured affliction;
they loathed any kind of food,
    and they drew near to the gates of death.
Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble,
    and He saved them from their distress;
He sent out His word and healed them,
    and delivered them from destruction….

Some went down to the sea in ships,
    doing business on the mighty waters;
they saw the deeds of the Lord,
    His wondrous works in the deep.
For He commanded and raised the stormy wind,
    which lifted up the waves of the sea.
They mounted up to heaven, they went down to the depths;
    their courage melted away in their calamity;
they reeled and staggered like drunkards,
    and were at their wits’ end.
Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble,
    and He brought them out from their distress;
He made the storm be still,
    and the waves of the sea were hushed.
Then they were glad because they had quiet,
    and he brought them to their desired haven.

Let them thank the Lord for his steadfast love,
    for His wonderful works to humankind!” (Psalm 107:1-31).

Everlasting, never-changing God, come change our hearts and heal our land. Throughout the ages and even in these days, You still hear and answer our repentant cries.  Come remind us we're still loved and still precious in Your sight. Come revive us and reawaken us to know who we are in in You and who You are in us, that we may yet fulfill our calling and destiny in You. "For we are God's masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things He planned for us long ago" (Ephesians 2:10). In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

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

My friend, may you be revived and reawakened in your heart and in our land, as you cry out in repentance and faith to our everlasting, never-changing Godin Jesus name. Please pray the same for me. God bless you, my friend!

Aldersgate National Conference on Spirit-Filled 
Living - Free Virtual Conference with Prayer Ministry Opportunities this week.
Friends, please register for free at the Virtual On-line Conference of Aldersgate this year (evenings July 9-12, 2020) with anointed speakers and opportunities for prayer ministry. I'll be part of the Prayer Ministry Team in breakout prayer ministry sessions. Come join us!

Prayer for Revival in San Antonio!
Friends, I'm excited to be part of a group of prayer warriors in our community planning times of prayer for awakening and revival in our community and beyond, being led by Max Lucado in San Antonio. Please keep us in prayer to follow the Holy Spirit's leading. If you would like to be involved and help spread the word when the time comes, please send me a note:

New Mailing Address for Messiah Ministries:

Tommy & Rocio Hays
Messiah Ministries
17503 La Cantera Parkway, Suite 104407
San Antonio, Texas 78257

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