Eternal Perspectives

The glorified see God’s face more clearly because there are no idols to stand between him and them. Our idolatrous love of worldly things is a chief cause of our knowing so little of spiritual things. One cannot fill his life cup from the pools of Earth and yet have room in it for the crystal streams of Heaven. But they have no idols there in Heaven—nothing to occupy the heart, no rival for the Lord Jesus. He reigns supreme within their spirits, and therefore they see his face.

~ Charles Spurgeon, [“The Heaven of Heaven,” Sermon 824]

Jesus Always

Rejoice always! This is one of the shortest verses in the Bible, but it is radiant with heavenly Light. I made you in My image, and I crafted you with the ability to choose Joy in the moments of your life. When your mind is going down an unpleasant, gloomy path, stop it in its tracks with this glorious command. See how many times each day you can remind yourself to rejoice.

It is important not only to be joyful but to think about specific reasons for rejoicing. They can be as simple as My daily provisions for you—food, shelter, clothing. Relationships with loved ones can also be a rich source of Joy. Since you are My beloved, your relationship with Me is an ever-present wellspring of gladness. These joyful thoughts will light up both your mind and your heart, enabling you to find more pleasure in your life.

Choosing to rejoice will bless you and those around you. It will also strengthen your relationship with Me.

Rejoice always.

~ 1 Thessalonians 5:16

So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.

~ Genesis 1:27

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!

~ Philippians 4:4

Evening Prayer

Joshua 24:17; Psalms 23:4; 48:14

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

I pray that you will always walk by God’s guidance, especially in difficult circumstances. May you walk through the valley of the shadow of death, with no fear of evil. May God’s rod and His staff guide you so you may find security and comfort in His direction. May He protect you and keep you safe, so that you will not be lost. I pray that you will always ask for His leading because our Lord promises to be your guide even to the end.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Evening Prayer

Matthew 6:19-21; Colossians 3:2

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

I pray that your mind will be set on things above, and not on earthly things. I pray that you will not store up for yourself treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal. May you do the will of God, and in so doing, store up for yourself treasures in heaven where they cannot be stolen or destroyed. I pray that when earthly riches are offered to you, they will not take the place of doing God’s will. Realize that where your treasure is, there your heart will also be. May your heart and treasure be in the eternal glory of our Father in Heaven.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.