Daily Streams

The Lord is My Strength

The Lord imparts unto us that primary strength of character which makes everything in life work with intensity and decision. We are “strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man.” And the strength is continuous; reserves of power come to us which we cannot exhaust.

“As thy days, so shall thy strength be”—strength of will, strength of affection, strength of judgment, strength of ideals and achievement.

“The Lord is my strength” to go on. He gives us power to tread the dead level, to walk the long lane that seems never to have a turning, to go through those long reaches of life which afford no pleasant surprise, and which depress the spirits in the sameness of a terrible drudgery.

“The Lord is my strength” to go up. He is to me the power by which I can climb the Hill Difficulty and not be afraid.

“The Lord is my strength” to go down. It is when we leave the bracing heights, where the wind and the sun have been about us, and when we begin to come down the hill into closer and more sultry spheres, that the heart is apt to grow faint.

I heard a man say the other day concerning his growing physical frailty, “It is the coming down that tires me!”

“The Lord is my strength” to sit still. And how difficult is the attainment! Do we not often say to one another, in seasons when we are compelled to be quiet, “If only I could do something!”

When the child is ill, and the mother stands by in comparative impotence, how severe is the test! But to do nothing, just to sit still and wait, requires tremendous strength. “The Lord is my strength!” “Our sufficiency is of God.” The Silver Lining

Evening Prayer

BE PREPARED 
2 Timothy 4:1-2, 5, 7-8

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

I pray that the Word of God will be deeply rooted in your heart so that you will always be ready to share it with anyone. May you always be ready to correct, rebuke and encourage with great patience and careful instruction. To do this, may you remember that you must keep your head in all situations. I pray that you will endure hardship and faithfully accomplish your duties. Throughout your life, I pray you will be prepared to fight the good fight – able to spread the gospel as you keep abreast of all your responsibilities.

Eternal Perspectives

Our glory as lesser kings and queens will serve to magnify his greater glory as the King of kings. We won’t absorb and keep the glory given us, but we will reflect it and emanate it toward its proper object: Christ himself. This is evident in the fact that God’s worshiping children will “lay their crowns before the throne” (Revelation 4:10).
~ Randy Alcorn, [Heaven]

Evening Prayer

BUILT ON THE ROCK 
Matthew 7:24-25

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

I pray that when you encounter truths in the Word of God, you will put them into practice so that His words will be deeply rooted in you. I pray you will be wise to build your foundation on Christ alone so you may stand the storms that may come your way. Likewise, I pray that His words, deeply established in your heart, will keep you steady and standing in times of trial. Though difficult circumstances may come your way, may you stand confident that you shall not fall or be shaken because of your foundation on Christ, our Rock. I pray that His Word will give you strength and peace.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Daily Quiet Time

The Holy Ghost said, Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have called them.

~ Acts 13:2

We have such a nice little quiet, shady corner in the vineyard, down among the tender grapes, with such easy little weedings and waterings to attend to. And then the Master comes and draws us out into the thick of the work, and puts us in a part of the field where we never should have thought of going, and puts larger tools into our hands, that we may do more at a stroke. And we know we are not sufficient for these things, and the very tools seem too heavy for us, and the glare too dazzling and the vines too tall. Ah! but would we dally, go back? He would not be in the shady corner with us now; for when He put us forth He went before us, and it is only by closer following that we can abide with Him.

Frances Ridley Havergal.