Morning by Morning, April 30 - "Filled with All the Fullness of God"
Good morning, Lord Jesus. Majestic and mighty One, fill my heart and my life today. ...
"For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth takes its name. I pray that, according to the riches of His glory, He may grant that you may be strengthened in your… Continue
Added by Tommy Hays on April 30, 2018 at 9:20am —
God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging. The Lord Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress. -Psalm… Continue
Added by John I Snyder on April 28, 2018 at 3:00pm —
Morning by Morning, April 25 - Every Day with Jesus
Good morning, Lord Jesus. King of kings and Lord of lords, be King and Lord of my heart and my life this day and every day. ...
You're our Savior. And You're also our Example. Your life on earth is a model for our life in You. You teach the way by showing us the way--how to live well, how to love well, even how to suffer…
Added by Tommy Hays on April 25, 2018 at 8:51am —
Morning by Morning, April 24 - Live and Move and Be in Him
Good morning, Lord Jesus. Here in my heart, here in the communion of prayer to begin my day, let me be embraced in my Father's arms, centered in Christ, and filled with the Holy Spirit to begin my day well and live my day well, all in the power of Your grace and the intimacy of Your Presence. ...
"In Him we live…
Added by Tommy Hays on April 24, 2018 at 8:56am —
If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I… Continue
Added by John I Snyder on April 23, 2018 at 11:00am —
Morning by Morning, April 23 - The Face of Christ
Good morning, Lord Jesus. Be at the center of my heart and the center of my day. ...
"For it is the God who said, 'Let light shine out of darkness,' who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. But we have this treasure in clay jars, so that it may be made…
Added by Tommy Hays on April 23, 2018 at 8:47am —
In recent years I have posted serious prayer requests on social media – twice for my wife’s surgeries, related to her fractured pelvis, and hip replacement, and once for my brother’s multiple bypass surgery. Friends replied in large numbers, many with encouraging, and supportive comments. Some however, simply responded with the word, ‘praying.” Perhaps I’m the only one who feels a bit empty when these one-word replies appear. If so, attribute it to twenty plus years of trying to teach… Continue
Added by Dan R. Crawford on April 22, 2018 at 5:26pm —
Can you see an orchard with trees covered with luscious fruit? I'll let you decide what kind of fruit you see. Whatever the fruit, those trees were almost certainly grafted. Any fruit tree has the DNA of two kinds of apple or apricot or whatever fruit. So the desired variety must be grafted into the existing root system either by budding or scion grafting.
Something like that happens as God's word is grafted into… Continue
Added by David Young on April 20, 2018 at 7:13pm —
Grandparents Day of Prayer and National Grandparents Day are similar but not the same. To understand their similarities and differences, we need to examine both, starting with National Grandparents Day.
National Grandparents Day
After a three-year battle that began in 1970, West Virginia housewife Marian McQuade convinced her state Congress to commemorate grandparents with a special day. This commemoration honored grandparents,… Continue
Added by Lillian A. Penner on April 20, 2018 at 12:37pm —
Morning by Morning, April 30 - God's Good Treasure
Good morning, Lord Jesus. As for me and my house, I seek to serve You, Lord. I seek to honor You and worship You, entrusting my life to You and loving You with all my heart and mind and soul and strength--Father, Son, and Holy Spirit of God. ...
"Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust…
Added by Tommy Hays on April 20, 2018 at 9:07am —
Morning by Morning, April 19 - Entirely Sanctified in the Fire and Power of the Holy Spirit
Good morning, Lord Jesus. Father, Son, and Holy Spirit of God--I worship in every dimension of Your Being and welcome You into every dimension of my being--spirit, soul, and body. ...
"May the God of peace Himself sanctify you entirely; and may your spirit and soul and body be…
Added by Tommy Hays on April 19, 2018 at 9:04am —
Morning by Morning, April 18 - Living Stones on the Breastpiece of Our High Priest
Good morning, Lord Jesus. I lift up my eyes and listen with my heart for the leading of Your Holy Spirit, here in arms of my Father. ...
"Of the blue, purple, and crimson yarns they made finely worked vestments, for ministering in the holy place; they made the sacred vestments for Aaron; as…
Added by Tommy Hays on April 18, 2018 at 9:04am —
A powerful Scripture relating to hope is Romans 15:4.
“For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.”
Think with me for a moment about the… Continue
Added by David Young on April 17, 2018 at 10:23pm —
Morning by Morning, April 16 - My Morning Time with God
Good morning, Lord Jesus. You're one with the Father and one with the Holy Spirit; be one within me, as I abide in You and You abide in me. ...
"Let me hear of Your steadfast love in the morning, for in You I put my trust. Teach me the way I should go, for to You I lift up my soul.... Teach me to do Your will, for You…
Added by Tommy Hays on April 16, 2018 at 9:05am —
"For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places." Ephesians 6:12
Our battle, our fight, is not against flesh and blood. There is a tremendous battle going on in the heavily realms over people that do not…
Added by Merton J. Hershberger on April 13, 2018 at 2:29pm —
Morning by Morning, April 13 - "The Throne of Grace"
Good morning, Lord Jesus. Through the blood of the Lamb that cleanses my soul, I enter into the Holy of Holies of Your Presence in worship and prayer to begin this day embraced by my Father, centered in Christ, and filled with the Holy Spirit of God. ...
"Since, then, we have a great High Priest who has passed through… Continue
Added by Tommy Hays on April 13, 2018 at 9:04am —
I just finished writing a book on AGAPE, The Infinite, Ultimate Love of God (Not yet released) So I was especially attracted to Mary Harwell Sayler's Prayer-a-Phrase of 1 Corinthians 13, The Love Chapter, applying it to the writing life in her book, Christian Writer's… Continue
Added by David Young on April 12, 2018 at 1:27pm —
Morning by Morning, April 12 - The "Brighter and Brighter" Path
Good morning, Lord Jesus. Good Shepherd, help me hear Your voice here in my heart to begin my day centered in You. ...
"But the path of the righteous is like a light of dawn, which shines brighter and brighter until full day.... Keep straight the path of your feet, and all your ways will be sure. Do not swerve…
Added by Tommy Hays on April 12, 2018 at 8:46am —
Morning by Morning, April 11 - "Led by the Spirit of God"
Good morning, Lord Jesus. Be at the center of my life and every moment of my day. ...
"Therefore, dear brothers and sisters, you have no obligation to do what your sinful nature urges you to do. For if you live by its dictates, you will die. But if through the power of the Spirit you put to death the deeds of… Continue
Added by Tommy Hays on April 11, 2018 at 8:50am —
Prayers are not our last resort. They are our first line of defense. I recently encountered a spiritual battle that kicked me in the gut. Most of the battles we face, by the way, are spiritual. We tend to think of things in the natural, but spiritual battles are going on all around us.
One of the dilemmas I faced recently had to do… Continue
Added by Daniel Skognes on April 11, 2018 at 4:35am —