Tuesday, July 21, 2020

While "We Wait for the Blessed Hope" - July 21, 2020

Morning by Morning, July 21 - While "We Wait for the Blessed Hope"
Good morning, Lord Jesus. All authority in heaven and earth has been given to You (Matthew 28:18).  So I yield to You and Your authority in my mind, my heart, and every moment of my day. ...
"For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all, training us to renounce impiety and worldly passions, and in the present age to live lives that are self-controlled, upright, and godly, while we wait for the blessed hope and the manifestation of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ. He it is who gave Himself for us that He might redeem us from all iniquity and purify for Himself a people of His own who are zealous for good deeds" (Titus 2:11-14).
Lord Jesus -- "our great God and Savior." You are our "Blessed Hope." And we long for the great "manifestation of the glory" of Your coming! 
One day soon, You will come in the clouds "with a cry of command, with the archangel's call and with the sound of God's trump" when You "descend from heaven" (1 Thessalonians 4:16). And at the same time, every day between this day and that glorious day to come, You want to come into our hearts and manifest Your glory in us. "Christ in (us), the hope of glory" (Colossians 1:27). 
Every day between this day and that glorious day to come, You want to empower us by Your Spirit to "live lives that are self-controlled, upright, and godly." While we look forward with expectant faith for the age to come, You also remind us to fully present with all our hearts fully devoted to You here "in the present age" as well.
While we "wait for the blessed hope" to come, empower us to be manifestations Your "blessed hope" now. You are our "Living Hope" and You desire to express Your "living hope" through us in our world every day (1 Peter 1:3).
So "redeem us from all iniquity" and "purify (us from all impurity)" by the power of Your grace at work within us, that we can be the "people of (Your) own who are zealous for good deeds" and zealous for the One who is good -- zealous for the good deeds of love and zealous for the One who is love. As You are, so are we to be. "Love has been perfected among is 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). "Faith, hope, and love abide, these three; and the greatest of these is love" (1 Corinthians 13:13). In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

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

My friend, may you be filled with faith, hope, and love, living each day in the power of God's love as a manifestation of His hope in our world, in Jesus name. Please pray the same for me. God bless you, my friend!


PraySA --Prayer for Revival in San Antonio!  www.PraySA.org
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. 

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: tommyhays@messiah-ministries.org

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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