Morning by Morning, October 22 - Learning to Live from My High Place in Christ
Good morning, Lord Jesus. I welcome You here in my heart and every moment of my day. ...
"But God is so rich in mercy, and He loved us so much, that even though we were dead because of our sins, He gave us life when He raised Christ from the dead. (It is only by God's grace that you have been… Continue
Added by Tommy Hays on October 22, 2018 at 10:16am —
Ali calls himself an agnostic, but enjoys speaking with Christians about
matters of faith. Pray that he will be vulnerable to recognize his own
need of a Savior, and that God's Spirit will give him grace to believe.
Pray for a new believer who is seeking work. Living at the mercy of her family's generosity is very difficult. Pray that she will be encouraged and grow in her trust of her Lord during this trying time of waiting for provision. Ask that she will be a light in… Continue
Added by Merton J. Hershberger on October 22, 2018 at 9:59am —
Blessings for our Nation and the Upcoming Elections
- Father we honor You as the God who created this land and every tongue and tribe and nation that lives within its borders.
- This day, we rededicate and consecrate the land and people of this nation to You. …
Added by Stephanie Steele on October 21, 2018 at 3:35pm —
Have you ever asked, “Why me?” when you faced pain or heartache? How can a church or a church leader minister to hurting people who are asking the question, “Why?”
Let me propose three crucial facets of ministry to people who might ask this question in the midst of hardship. We must deal with this issue by teaching, love, and encouragement.
Teaching is foundational to ministry in such situations. The… Continue
Added by David Young on October 21, 2018 at 3:04pm —
Morning by Morning, October 18 - "Glorious and Beautiful" Anointed Priests of God
Good morning, Lord Jesus. I speak out Your name and listen for Your voice -- Father, Son, and Holy Spirit of God. ...
"For Aaron's sons, make tunics, sashes, and special head coverings that are glorious and beautiful. Clothe your brother, Aaron, and his sons with these garments, and…
Added by Tommy Hays on October 18, 2018 at 9:22am —
Morning by Morning, October 16 - Relentless Love
Good morning, Lord Jesus. Father, Son, and Holy Spirit of God, You are the same yesterday and today and forever. Steadfast and true, faithful are You. Empower me to be faithful too. ...
Some speak of Your reckless love -- reckless because it's so overwhelming and we're so undeserving. Some speak of Your unfailing…
Added by Tommy Hays on October 16, 2018 at 9:00am —
My eyesight is not as good as it once was. And that affects many things in my life. Astigmatism has distorted my vision since I was a boy, and cataracts do no help. In Matthew 6 Jesus compared eyesight with spiritual vision.
“The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light, but if your eye is bad, your… Continue
Added by David Young on October 11, 2018 at 1:21pm —
Morning by Morning, October 11 - Hell Can't Stop What Only Heaven Can Do
Good morning, Lord Jesus. I lift up my heart and speak out Your name and welcome You in to every moment of my day. ...
"(Jesus) said to them, 'But who do you say that I am?' Simon Peter answered, 'You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.' And Jesus answered him, 'Blessed are you, Simon son…
Added by Tommy Hays on October 11, 2018 at 9:06am —
without watering the earth
and making it bud and flourish,…
Added by Merton J. Hershberger on October 10, 2018 at 1:12pm —
Morning by Morning, October 10 - The Day to Run to the Battle!
Good morning, Lord Jesus. Put Your thoughts in my mind and Your desires in my heart, as I begin my day in the assurance of faith that I am in Christ and Christ is in me (Colossians 1:27). ...
"When the Philistines heard that David had been anointed king over all Israel, all the Philistines went up in search of…
Added by Tommy Hays on October 10, 2018 at 9:05am —
Morning by Morning, October 9 - Death has No Victory when We Die in Christ
Good morning, Lord Jesus. Father, Son, and Holy Spirit -- help me sense Your presence, hear Your voice, and follow Your leading, as I begin my day seeking You. ...
"For this perishable body must put on imperishability, and this mortal body must put on immortality. When this perishable body puts on…
Added by Tommy Hays on October 9, 2018 at 9:03am —
Morning by Morning, October 5 - Pursing Both Peace and Holiness
Good morning, Lord Jesus. You are my steady Rock and the Anchor of my soul. You are one with the Father, one with the Holy Spirit; and as I entrust to You my heart and my life, You make me one with You (John 17:21). ...
"Pursue peace with everyone, and the holiness without which no one will see the Lord. See…
Added by Tommy Hays on October 5, 2018 at 9:00am —
When I was a young woman, I had many opportunities to visit my widowed grandmother while I attended college in her town. As she grieved my grandfather’s death, she reflected her trust in God to care for her and showed how God sustained her each day, by claiming the promise Jesus gave His disciples after His resurrection.
“Lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the world.” Matthew 28:20 (KJV).
My grandmother’s faith that God would always be there for… Continue
Added by Lillian A. Penner on October 4, 2018 at 10:35am —
Morning by Morning, October 4 - "Wonderful Joy Ahead" through the "Many Trials" We Endure
Good morning, Lord Jesus. I speak out Your name over every moment of my day, that everything I encounter must bow it's knee to Your name (Philippians 2:9-22).
"So be truly glad. There is wonderful joy ahead, even though you must endure many trials for a little while. These trials will show… Continue
Added by Tommy Hays on October 4, 2018 at 9:05am —
Morning by Morning, October 3 - Only by "Sharing in the Spirit" are Dividing Walls Broken Down
Good morning, Lord Jesus. Father, Son, and Holy Spirit of God, I look to You and listen for Your leading to begin my day intentionally, deliberately pursuing and embracing Your Presence -- here with me and here within me. ...
"If there is any encouragement in Christ, any consolation from love, any sharing in the Spirit, any compassion and sympathy,… Continue
Added by Tommy Hays on October 3, 2018 at 9:51am —
Morning by Morning, October 2 - "Made Right in God's Sight"
Good morning, Lord Jesus. Release the authority of Your name on my lips and grow the authenticity of Your character in my heart. Make me more like You today (Romans 8:29). ...
"Therefore, since we have been made right in God's sight by faith, we have peace with God because of what Jesus Christ our Lord has done…
Added by Tommy Hays on October 2, 2018 at 8:38am —
Morning by Morning, October 1 - "Take Heart"
Good morning, Lord Jesus. Align my heart with Your heart, my thoughts with Your thoughts, as I look and listen for Your leading. ...
"I have told you all this so that you may have peace in Me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world" (John 16:33…
Added by Tommy Hays on October 1, 2018 at 8:46am —
Why doesn't God answer prayer immediately? Why does he seem at times to hold back, to keep us in difficult circumstances when he could bring healing, relief, finances, reconciliation, and more - all with just a word?
There is no "one-size-fits-all" answer to this question. First and foremost, we must acknowledge and agree with God that His ways and His thoughts are higher than ours, and we're not going to understand them all the time (Isaiah 55:9). With Paul, we cry out, "Oh, the… Continue
Added by Andrew R. Wheeler on October 1, 2018 at 7:28am —
“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”
I am not sure we think enough about the Beatitudes. Jesus gave us these truths as the foundation of His kingdom in our lives, in the world, and forever. I love the name, “Beatitudes,” because these eight principles are not just something we are to hear like a lecture. They are… Continue
Added by David Young on September 28, 2018 at 11:50am —
Morning by Morning, September 28 - Free to Express Both Fury and Hope
Good morning, Lord Jesus. Give me right heart, a right spirit, as I begin my day trusting in You -- Father, Son, and Holy Spirit of God. ...
A psalm of David -- in his frustration and fury at the ways of the world around him and of those with the power and influence over him -- comes to my mind this…
Added by Tommy Hays on September 28, 2018 at 9:04am —