🙏 Evening Prayer 🙏

GOD’S GOOD GIFTS

[Jeremiah 29:11; Matthew 7:11]

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

I pray that you will fully believe that God’s will is good, pleasing and perfect. Understand that His intention is not to harm you, but to give you hope and a future. May you realize that if you know how to give good gifts to children, God our Father can, in great and immeasurable ways, give excellent gifts to those who ask Him. I pray that you will thank Him for His generosity and trust His good, pleasing, and perfect will.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Evening Devotional

“The power of his resurrection.”

[Php 3:10]

The doctrine of a risen Saviour is exceedingly precious. The resurrection is the corner-stone of the entire building of Christianity. It is the key-stone of the arch of our salvation. It would take a volume to set forth all the streams of living water which flow from this one sacred source, the resurrection of our dear Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ; but to know that he has risen, and to have fellowship with him as such-communing with the risen Saviour by possessing a risen life-seeing him leave the tomb by leaving the tomb of worldliness ourselves, this is even still more precious. The doctrine is the basis of the experience, but as the flower is more lovely than the root, so is the experience of fellowship with the risen Saviour more lovely than the doctrine itself. I would have you believe that Christ rose from the dead so as to sing of it, and derive all the consolation which it is possible for you to extract from this well-ascertained and well-witnessed fact; but I beseech you, rest not contented even there. Though you cannot, like the disciples, see him visibly, yet I bid you aspire to see Christ Jesus by the eye of faith; and though, like Mary Magdalene, you may not “touch” him, yet may you be privileged to converse with him, and to know that he is risen, you yourselves being risen in him to newness of life. To know a crucified Saviour as having crucified all my sins, is a high degree of knowledge; but to know a risen Saviour as having justified me, and to realize that he has bestowed upon me new life, having given me to be a new creature through his own newness of life, this is a noble style of experience: short of it, none ought to rest satisfied. May you both “know him, and the power of his resurrection.” Why should souls who are quickened with Jesus, wear the grave-clothes of worldliness and unbelief? Rise, for the Lord is risen.

~ Charles Spurgeon ~

Evening Devotional

“Lazarus was one of them that sat at the table with him.”

[Joh 12:2]

He is to be envied. It was well to be Martha and serve, but better to be Lazarus and commune. There are times for each purpose, and each is comely in its season, but none of the trees of the garden yield such clusters as the vine of fellowship. To sit with Jesus, to hear his words, to mark his acts, and receive his smiles, was such a favour as must have made Lazarus as happy as the angels. When it has been our happy lot to feast with our Beloved in his banqueting-hall, we would not have given half a sigh for all the kingdoms of the world, if so much breath could have bought them.

He is to be imitated. It would have been a strange thing if Lazarus had not been at the table where Jesus was, for he had been dead, and Jesus had raised him. For the risen one to be absent when the Lord who gave him life was at his house, would have been ungrateful indeed. We too were once dead, yea, and like Lazarus stinking in the grave of sin; Jesus raised us, and by his life we live-can we be content to live at a distance from him? Do we omit to remember him at his table, where he deigns to feast with his brethren? Oh, this is cruel! It behoves us to repent, and do as he has bidden us, for his least wish should be law to us. To have lived without constant intercourse with one of whom the Jews said, “Behold how he loved him,” would have been disgraceful to Lazarus, is it excusable in us whom Jesus has loved with an everlasting love? To have been cold to him who wept over his lifeless corpse, would have argued great brutishness in Lazarus. What does it argue in us over whom the Saviour has not only wept, but bled? Come, brethren, who read this portion, let us return unto our heavenly Bridegroom, and ask for his Spirit that we may be on terms of closer intimacy with him, and henceforth sit at the table with him.

~ Charles Spurgeon ~

Evening Prayer

GOD’S INFINITE WISDOM

[Daniel 2:19-23]

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

I pray that when you lift up your requests to God today, you will trust in His infinite wisdom. Praise God always, for He knows what is best for you. May you rely on Him, for He knows the times and seasons that you are going through. May He reveal deep and hidden things by His infinite wisdom, so that you can accomplish the tasks ahead. I pray that you will know deep in your heart that His wisdom is infinite, so trust His answers to your prayers. May God impart wisdom upon you so you will understand His answer, His timing and His ways.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Live Loved

Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and His ways past finding out!

[Romans 11:33]

Loved with a Wise Love

God’s omniscience governs his omnipotence. Infinite knowledge rules infinite strength. “He is wise in heart, and mighty in strength” (Job 9:4 kjv). “With him is wisdom and strength” (12:13 kjv). “He is mighty in strength and wisdom” (36:5 kjv).

His power is not capricious or careless. Quite the contrary. His wisdom manages and equals his strength. Paul announced, “Oh, the depths of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable his judgments, and his paths beyond tracing out!” (Romans 11:33 niv).

His knowledge about you is as complete as his knowledge about the universe. “Even before a word is on my tongue, behold, O Lord, you know it altogether… Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there were none of them” (Psalm 139:4, 16 esv).

The veils that block your vision and mine do not block God’s. Unspoken words are as if uttered. Unrevealed thoughts are as if proclaimed. Unoccurred moments are as if they were history. He knows the future, the past, the hidden, and the untold. Nothing is concealed from God. He is all-powerful, all-knowing, and all-present.

[It’s Not About Me]

Heavenly Father,

Your mighty wisdom is mind-boggling. Your knowledge is complete. Nothing stumps you or perplexes you. Your wisdom is ruled by your infinite strength. You know everything about the past and the future. Nothing is hidden from you. Your mighty strength and wisdom are a firm foundation for all who believe in you. We can rely on you, as our faithful Father, to guide us, to teach us, to help us,

Amen.

You have hedged me behind and before, and laid Your hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain it.

[Psalm 139:5-6]

The Lord will perfect that which concerns me.

[Psalm 138:8]

The Lord has been mindful of us; He will bless us.

[Psalm 115:12]

~ Max Lucado ~