Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Returning to the Good Shepherd and Righteous King - July 29, 2020

Morning by Morning, July 29 - Returning to the Good Shepherd and Righteous King
Good morning, Lord Jesus. Help me hear what's on Your heart -- Father, Son, and Holy Spirit of God. ...
"Woe to the shepherds who destroy and scatter the sheep of My pasture! says the Lord. Therefore thus says the Lord, the God of Israel, concerning the shepherds who shepherd My people:  It is you who have scattered My flock, and have driven them away, and you have not attended to them. So I will attend to you for your evil doings, says the Lord. Then I Myself will gather the remnant of My flock out of all the lands where I have driven them, and I will bring them back to their fold, and they shall be fruitful and multiply. I will raise up shepherds over them who will shepherd them, and they shall not fear any longer, or be dismayed, nor shall any be missing, says the Lord" (Jeremiah 23:1-4).
Shepherds who do not fear anyone but the Lord. Shepherds who gather instead of scatter. Shepherds who speak up for what is right instead of sitting back in silent endurance of all that is wrong. Shepherds who attend to the flock instead of their own agendas -- seeking Your kingdom instead of theirs, making disciples of the Good Shepherd instead of followers of themselves. 
Lord, forgive us. Whether we've been the false shepherds or followed the false shepherds. Whether we've made idols of ourselves or bowed down before the idols others have made. We all should have been following You, with no other gods before You.
Yet, You always call us to return and repent, to call on Your name, to humble ourselves in prayer, to seek You alone as our Salvation and Good Shepherd of our souls. You always remind us to remember Your kindness that leads to repentance, that we may once again receive Your mercy, as You heal our hearts and restore our land.
In repentance and prayer, You gather Your remnant who remember Your name. You bring us back to Your fold and under Your care. And there, in the forgiveness of Your mercy, You redeem us and restore us, You revive us and refresh us, so that once again we can be fruitful and multiply. 
None shall be missing. That which was lost will be found and that which was blind shall see again -- all by the power of Your grace at work within us.
As You went on to declare Your prophetic words of promise and hope for the days to come, You continue to declare into our hearts today:  "The days are surely coming, says the Lord, when I will raise up for David a righteous Branch, and He shall reign as King as deal wisely, and shall execute justice and righteousness in the land. In His days Judah will be saved and Israel will live in safety. And this is the name by which He will be called:  'The Lord is our righteousness'" (Jeremiah 23:5-6).
All Your Prophecies of all Your Words are ultimately fulfilled in the One who is our Righteousness, in the One who is our Good Shepherd, our Righteous Branch, our soon and coming King. This is the only One who can "execute justice and righteousness in the land" as He rules and reigns, as He shepherds and leads.
Come, Lord Jesus. Good Shepherd and Righteous King. One day You'll come again from the heavens. But this day, would You come again in our hearts and come again in our land. Come again to rule and reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords, as we turn to You and call on Your name, in repentance and prayer, with expectant hope and obedient faith. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

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

My friend, may you be filled with expectant hope in obedience faith, as you turn to the One who is our Good Shepherd and Righteous King, that He may revive and restore our hearts and our land, in Jesus name. Please pray the same for me. God bless you, my friend!


PraySA --Prayer for Revival in San Antonio!
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.
Watch our Short Video Call to Prayer here:  
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Plans are coming together for a citywide prayer for revival gathering in the parking lot where the San Antonio Spurs play basketball and our city holds the San Antonio Rodeo at the Freeman Coliseum/AT&T Center. This will be a Solemn Assembly and Holy Convocation of heartfelt humility and repentance through citywide prayer for ourselves and our land on Sunday Nights, August 9th and 16th. Please keep us in prayer to follow the Holy Spirit's leading. If you would like to be involved and help spread the word, 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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