Tuesday, July 09, 2024

“Repair the Ruined Cities” - July 9, 2024


Morning by Morning, July 9 - “Repair the Ruined Cities”


Good morning, Lord Jesus. As I draw close to You in the communion of prayer, guide my heart and my words in worship of You--Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. ...


Yesterday, the hurricane hit Texas, lashing out with floods of fury across the coast and up into the eastern part of our state. Checking in with friends and family along the path, none of them were injured or killed, but there’s much damage and destruction to repair and rebuild. And our hearts go out to those in the storm’s earlier path out a sea who fared far worse and any damage yet to come.


What comes to mind are Your Words of rebuilding:


“And they shall rebuild the old ruins,

They shall raise up the former desolations,

And they shall repair the ruined cities,

The desolations of many generations” (Isaiah 61:4).


I pray for Your mercy and grace upon all who will be repairing the ruined cities. May You release Your courage and compassion, Your wisdom and strength. Bring neighbors and communities together to overcome the tragedies and challenges.


We live in a broken, fallen world full of the effects of the generations ever since the fall of mankind. Hurricanes, wildfires, earthquakes, floods, droughts, famines, and more. Creation itself “eagerly waits” to “be delivered from the bondage of corruption” as it “groans and labors with birth pangs together until now” (Romans 8:20-22). But a day of redemption and restoration is coming. And we “eagerly wait for it with perseverance” (v. 25). Come, Lord Jesus!


Yet every day between this day and that day to come, You’re with us in it all, even in what You did not cause directly, You’re actively at work in it all to cause it all to work together for good for those who love You (Romans 8:28). So give us grace to learn to love, learn to trust, learn to overcome, even as we “rebuild” and “repair” the “ruins” and “desolations” in whatever form they come into our lives.


We can’t do any of that in any lasting way at all apart from You (John 15:5). But we praise You, Lord God, that we’re not apart from You. You’re with us through it all (Isaiah 43:2), You’re with us “always” (Matthew 28:20). And today, would You be with all those in a special manifestation of Your Presence who need to know Your encouragement and hope in these days of rebuilding and restoration of all that’s been ruined. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.

Be encouraged today. In the love of Jesus, Tommy Hays

My friend, may You be empowered and encouraged with a special manifestation of God's Presence in all you face and overcome , in Jesus' name. Amen. God bless you, my friend! And you have a great day!

Tommy Hays | Messiah Ministries

502 North Milam Street

Fredericksburg, Texas 78624

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Messiah Ministries Events

July 9 Leading Prayer Time for Dr. David and Karen Young at Bridge Church in Fredericksburg at 5:30

July 11-14 Aglow International Ministries Regional Conference in Dallas

July 27

Speaking at the Aglow International Ministries Gathering for Interest to start of a citywide Prayer Lighthouse in Fredericksburg, Texas. Being Hosted at Fredericksburg Church on Industrial Drive. All are welcome.

July 30-August 1

Teaching the Healing Academy at Aldersgate Renewal Ministries, Goodlettsville, TN in the Nashville, Tennessee area


August 2 to August 6

Traveling for Ministry in Cartagena, Columbia!

August 7

New Wine Worship at Messiah Ministries Home Base at 7:00PM in Fredericksburg, TX. All are Welcome! First Wednesday of Every Month

August 28 to September 5

Traveling for Ministry in Karachi, Pakistan to Minister in Person with Rocio!

September 14

Wedding of Arturo Machado and Heather Tack at MorningStar Ministries, Fort Mill, South Carolina

October 17

Speaking at San Antonio Evening Aglow Meeting hosted at Friendship Church 7pm. All are welcome!

December 7

Speaking at Kerrville Aglow Christmas Gathering

December 19

10th Wedding Anniversary for Tommy & Rocio Hays!

December 21

Wedding Celebration of Elijah & Ashleigh Hays in Maysville, Kentucky

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Teaching our 9 Month Equipping Course on Tuesday Nights at 6PM at Bridge ChurchFredericksburg, Texas based on my books Free to Be Like Jesus! and First the Spirit


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