Think about the things of heaven, not the things of earth.

~ Colossians 3:2 [NLT]

This verse points to a need for focused Christian living. It is so easy to get distracted by our responsibilities, entertainment, and all the noise around us. We have to refocus our lives so we are able to invest in the things that truly matter. What matters most? We answer that question by allowing the teachings of the Bible and the Holy Spirit that should lead us.

Evening Prayer

Psalm 19:7-8; Ezekiel 37:1-6

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

I pray that you will receive spiritual renewal today through the Word of God. May you seek to understand more of God’s Word and feel His life-giving Spirit being poured upon you. May your soul be revived with new insights and deeper revelations. I pray that God’s laws will revive your soul, give you wisdom, and fill you with joy. Be renewed by God’s Word today.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Evening Prayer

Isaiah 66:2; Ephesians 4:2; James 4:10; 1 Peter 5:5-6

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

I pray that you will be humble and contrite in spirit. May you tremble at His Word, for God holds such a humble person in high esteem. Be gentle and patient – bear with others in love. I pray that you will clothe yourself with humility toward other people, because “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” May you always humble yourself before the Lord and in due time, He will lift you up.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Evening Prayer

Ezra 1:1; Nehemiah 2:12; Nehemiah 7:5

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

I pray that you will realize how God has moved the hearts of people throughout history to achieve His plans and purposes for each generation. May He move your heart to enable you to make a difference in the world today. I pray that He will use you mightily to achieve His purposes for this generation. May God use you to influence, “nobles, the officials and the common people” to work toward His purposes.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Do Good

So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up.

~ Galatians 6:9 [NLT]

We gotta keep at this thing no matter how tired or emotional worn out we get. There are two powerful take-aways from this verse. First, don’t grow weary. Not growing weary calls for a partnership on our end. We have to be mindful of how tired we are. If we don’t want to burn out, we have to invest in our own hearts, health, friendships, and whatever it is that recharges you. The second take away, if we keep at it, there is a reward to be had! So keep at the good work God has called you so you may reap a reward.

Evening Prayer

Psalms 64:1-10

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

I pray that you will never take justice and revenge into your own hands. May you trust that God hears your complaints and protects your cause against the wicked. Though your enemies sharpen their tongues like swords and aim their words like deadly arrows, I pray that God will save you from their conspiracy. Though they shoot at you and encourage each other in their evil plans, may you let God be their judge and let Him deal with them as He sees fit. I pray that all those around you will fear His justice and ponder on His wisdom. May you rejoice as you take refuge in Him.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Today With God

Her sins, which are many, are forgiven.

~ Luke 7:47

The love of Christ has power to change the worst sinner into the whitest saint. The woman we see wetting the feet of Jesus with her tears, and anointing them with ointment, was a poor outcast a little while ago.

One writer represents her as going along the street that day in her gay attire, and getting a glimpse of Jesus through the window of the house where He was being entertained by the Pharisee. That look shrivelled her to nothingness; her old self was dead and gone forever.

The same instant a new woman sprang up in her, in place of the old, and a moment later she was at the feet of her Saviour. Her tears told of her penitence. Her ointment, costly and fragrant, told of honor, of love, and gratitude. It represented her best – all she had she gave to Him who had rescued her. It was what was left of the old life, and she gave it to her new Master.

We all need the blessing, which this woman got, and we can get it if we come with penitence to Christ’s feet.

Daily Light on The Daily Path

There are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all.

1 Cor 12:6

There fell some of Manasseh to David. And they helped David against the band of the rovers: for they were all mighty men of valour. The manifestation of the spirit is given to every man to profit withal.

Of the children of Issachar, which were men that had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do. To one is given by the Spirit … the word of wisdom, to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit.

Of Zebulun, such as went forth to battle, expert in war, with all instruments of war, fifty thousand, which could keep rank: they were not of double heart. A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.

There should be no schism in the body; but … the members should have the same care one for another. And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honoured, all the members rejoice with it.

One Lord, one faith, one baptism.

1 Chr 12:19, 1 Chr 12:21, 1 Cor 12:7, 1 Chr 12:32, 1 Cor 12:8, 1 Chr 12:33, Jas 1:8, 1 Cor 12:25-26, Eph 4:5