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Morning by Morning, June 5 - The Treasure of "Infinite Value"

Morning by Morning, June 5 - The Treasure of "Infinite Value"
 
Good morning, Lord Jesus. Be at the center of all I am and all I do.  ...
 
"I once thought these things were valuable, but now I consider them worthless because of what Christ has done. Yes, everything else is worthless when compared to the infinite value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For His sake I have discarded everything else, counting it all as garbage, so that I could gain Christ and become one with Him. I no longer count on my own righteousness through obeying the law; rather, I become righteous through faith in Christ. For God's way of making us right with Himself depends on faith. I want to know Christ and experience the mighty power that raised Him from the dead. I want to suffer with Him, sharing in His death, so that one way or another I will experience the resurrection from the dead.... Let all who are spiritually mature agree on these things" (Philippians 3:7-15 NLT).
 
Come, Holy Spirit. Bring me to the place in my heart where knowing Christ is the most important thing in my life. Bring me to the place in my heart where I see every struggle of suffering, every disappointment or delay, every failure when I stumble or fall, everything I experience during this small sliver of time of my journey while I'm on this earth in the flesh, as a opportunity to grow in spiritual maturity to become "one with (Christ)." 
 
Let this be the treasure I seek above all else. This is the treasure of "infinite value" - "the infinite value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord." I admit, I'm not there yet. Like the apostle Paul, "I don't mean to say that I have already achieved these things... but I press on to possess that perfection for which Christ Jesus first possessed me.... I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling (me)" (Philippians 3:12-14). In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.
Be encouraged today! In the Love of Jesus, Tommy Hays
 
 
 
 
My friend, I pray the Holy Spirit stirs in your spirit to pursue the treasure of infinity -- knowing Jesus and experiencing His Presence and power in your life as you are becoming one with Him, in Jesus' name! Please pray the same for me. God bless you, my friend! 
 
 
 
 
Tommy Hays' 365 Day Prayer Devotional
Morning by Morning, 2nd Edition
"A Deeply Intimate Journey with Jesus"
 
 
Tommy Hays | Messiah Ministries
Healing from the Inside Out
  
Pastoral Director | Rapha God Ministries
4 Dominion Drive, Building 1
San Antonio, Texas 78257
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Comment by Malva Birch on June 12, 2018 at 11:15am

Ps 119:36, 37, 41 BSB

Turn my heart to Your testimonies ... Turn my eyes away from worthless things; revive me with Your word. ... Establish Your word to Your servant..

May Your loving devotion come to me, O LORD ... according to Your promise.

 

John 3:30

NIV He must become greater; I must become less.

ESV He must increase, but I must decrease.

CEV Jesus must become more important, while I become less important. 

 

2 Cor 4:6-7 NIV

God, Who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made His light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ. But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. 

 

Judges 6:34 The Spirit of the LORD took possession of Gideon. NLT

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