Evening Prayer

TRUST YOUR MAKER’S HANDS
2 Samuel 22:3; Isaiah 45:9-12

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

I pray that you may trust your Maker’s hands at all times. Just as clay does not say to the potter, “What are you making?” so should you not question God’s ways. May you trust our Creator, who is full of power, yet shaped you with gentle and loving hands. Remember that the same hands that made the earth, created all men and women. Recognize that these same hands that formed you, stretched out the heavens and marshaled their starry hosts. I pray that you will always trust in the work of His hands, for His ways are perfect.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Daily Wisdom

“Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace.”

~ Rom 14:19

What a sweetness is contained in the word “peace.” Bunyan well represents this in his Pilgrim’s Progress, where he speaks of Christian, after having been entertained in the “house Beautiful,” going to sleep in the chamber called “Peace.” And what blessed sensations are couched in that word “Peace!” It was the legacy that Jesus left to his Church. “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you; not as the world gives, give I unto you;” and the Apostle says of it that it “passes all understanding.”

Now many even of the Lord’s people seem as if they wanted and were expecting raptures. There is, I believe, a vast deal of enthusiasm in the natural mind of man, as is evident from what I may call its religious history in all ages; and this leads many who, in other points, seem rightly taught to look for wonderful visions, ecstasies, and raptures, things which nature can imitate, or Satan, as an “angel of light,” counterfeit to delude souls.

But I believe Satan cannot speak gospel peace to the conscience; he cannot bring a holy calm into the soul. He could lash the waters of Gennesaret into a storm; but there was only One who could say to them, “Peace, be still.” Satan may raise up a storm in our carnal mind, but he cannot allay it; he cannot pour oil upon the waves; nor calm the troubled breast, and enable it to rest upon God. Of all spiritual blessings, none seem preferable to peace; and I believe that it is what a child of God covets more than anything. For, O how much is implied in the word “peace!” Is not man by nature an enemy to God? Then to be saved he must be reconciled; and that implies peace. Is not his heart often troubled, as the Lord said, “Let not your heart be troubled?” Then he needs peace. And is not his mind often agitated and tossed up and down by conflicting emotions? Then he needs peace to calm it. And when he has to lie upon his dying bed, O, if he can but lie there in peace, peace with God through Jesus Christ, and a holy calm comes over his soul, flowing out of manifested mercy and felt reconciliation, it will beat all the raptures in the world!

To be blessed with peace, through the blood of sprinkling, before the soul glides out of its earthly tabernacle to enter into the haven of peace above—this indeed will make a death-bed happy, this will extract every thorn from the dying pillow, and enable the departing believer to say, with holy Simeon, “Lord, now let you your servant depart in peace, for my eyes have seen your salvation.”

Holy People

Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.

~ Colossians 3:12 [NLT]

We need God’s help to be people defined as those who show mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. Today, ask God to equip you through the power of your Holy Spirit to reject my sinful nature that wants to be harsh, unkind, proud, brash, right, and impatient. With God’s help pause before speaking so your words reflect a heart of love for others and not a heart of criticism. Remember that when you feel justified in your unkindness you are called to a higher standard and are accountable to God first.

Daily Light on The Daily Path

My kingdom is not of this world…

~ John 18:36


This man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God; from henceforth expecting till his enemies be made his footstool. Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven. He must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet.

Thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. He raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places, far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come: and hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church, which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all. He shall shew who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords.

Daily Treasure

Of Being Ever with Christ

Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. ~ 1 Thess 4:17

Oh, who can tell what joy shall beam
On all the ransom’d race,
When they shall join the hallow’d strains
And see the Saviour’s face!

Morning Prayer

GOD’S INFINITE WISDOM
Daniel 2:19-23

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

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.

Evening Prayer

THE GOD OF THE NATIONS
Isaiah 2:2-4

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

I pray that the governments of this world will submit to the authority of Jesus Christ. May all nations bow down to Him, for He is the King of kings and the Lord of lords. As you pray for your nation, may you uphold His laws at all times. May you also pray for the leaders in your government. I pray that you will take part in the advancement of God’s kingdom in your nation. May you always put your hope in the Lord and recognize that He is the God of the nations.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Meditate

But they delight in the law of the LORD, meditating on it day and night.

~ Psalm 1:2 [NLT]

In a world filled with distractions and so many voices vying for our attention it is important to remember the words of the Psalmist. He urges us to meditate on God’s words day and night. You can find new joy when you discover more about who God is by spending time reading his book.

Streams in The Desert

How To Wait

Blessed is he that waiteth

~ Dan 12:12

It may seem an easy thing to wait, but it is one of the postures which a Christian soldier learns not without years of teaching. Marching and quick-marching are much easier to God’s warriors than standing still.

There are hours of perplexity when the most willing spirit, anxiously desirous to serve the Lord, knows not what part to take. Then what shall it do? Vex itself by despair? Fly back in cowardice, turn to the right hand in fear, or rush forward in presumption?

No, but simply wait. Wait in prayer, however. Call upon God and spread the case before Him; tell Him your difficulty, and plead His promise of aid.

Wait in faith. Express your unstaggering confidence in Him. Believe that if He keeps you tarrying even till midnight, yet He will come at the right time; the vision shall come, and shall not tarry.

Wait in quiet patience. Never murmur against the second cause, as the children of Israel did against Moses. Accept the case as it is, and put it as it stands, simply and with your whole heart, without any self-will, into the hand of your covenant God, saying, “Now, Lord, not my will, but Thine be done. I know not what to do; I am brought to extremities; but I will wait until Thou shalt cleave the floods, or drive back my foes. I will wait, if Thou keep me many a day, for my heart is fixed upon Thee alone, O God, and my spirit waiteth for Thee in full conviction that Thou wilt yet be my joy and my salvation, my refuge and my strong tower.”
Morning by Morning

Wait patiently wait,  
God never is late;  
Thy budding plans are in Thy Father’s holding,  
And only wait His grand divine unfolding.  
Then wait, wait,  
Patiently wait.  

Trust, hopefully trust,  
That God will adjust  
Thy tangled life; and from its dark concealings,  
Will bring His will, in all its bright revealings.  
Then trust, trust,  
Hopefully trust.  

Rest, peacefully rest
On thy Saviour’s breast;
Breathe in His ear thy sacred high ambition,
And He will bring it forth in blest fruition.
Then rest, rest,
Peacefully rest!
~ Mercy A. Gladwin

Mornings With God

He went through the cities and villages, teaching, and journeying toward Jerusalem.

~ Luke 13:22

Jesus was always going about doing good. He did a great many miracles, but there is reason to believe that, for every miracle he wrought, He performed a thousand little common kindnesses. Our verse for the day tells the story of we know not how many of these little kindnesses as He went through the hamlets and country places. No doubt each of the villages through which He passed was enriched by His coming. He left sicknesses healed, sorrows comforted, homes brightened, children blessed. For weeks and months the people would talk about His visit and the kindnesses He wrought.

Sometimes Jesus would take a long journey just to help one person. For example, His visit to Nain was made for the purpose of meeting a mother on her way to the grave with the body of her only son. He met the funeral procession and restored the boy to his mother. We should be ready to go leagues just to wipe away a tear or give relief to a sufferer.