Evening Prayer

James 1:12-15

In Jesus’ Name, I Pray God’s Will for You Tonight 

I pray that you will be victorious over every kind of temptation tonight. May you overcome the evil desires that tempt and entice people to sin. May you persevere, knowing that when you stand the test, you will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love Him. May you walk in the righteousness and blessing of God.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Eternal Perspectives

The picture of our Lamb-Shepherd leading us “to living fountains of waters” has the sure sense of him continually showing fresh delights to his redeemed and glorified flock, such that even in heaven (far from us having arrived and “that being it”) he will be leading us on and on, deeper and deeper, higher and higher in spiritual ecstasies that we cannot yet even begin to imagine. Even in heaven we shall be going from glory to glory. Our God and Saviour is inexhaustible!

~ Richard Brooks, [The Doors of Heaven]

Days of Heaven Upon Earth

I will clothe thee with change of raiment – Zech 3:4

For Paul every exercise of the Christian life was simply the grace of Jesus Christ imparted to him and lived out by him, so that holiness was to put on the Lord Jesus and all the robes of His perfect righteousness which he loves to describe so often in his beautiful epistles. Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, he says to the Colossians, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, long suffering and, above all these things, put on love which is the bond of perfectness. None of these things are regarded as intrinsic qualities in us, but as imparted graces from the hand of Jesus. And even in the later years of his life, and after the mature experience of a quarter of a century we find him exclaiming, I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus, my Lord; for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them but refuse, that I might win Christ and be found in Him.

Lord, enable us today to go out, clothed in Thy robes of perfect rightness and with our hearts in adjustment with Thy perfect love.