Think 🤔 of Heaven

Think about the things of heaven, not the things of earth. (NLT) ( Colossians 3:2 ) 

How often do we actually pause and consider that we will spend most of our existence in heaven?  We will spend eternity in the real presence of Jesus.  Sometimes, reminding ourselves of our eternal home is a great way to gain proper perspective in our daily lives.  Today, take time to think on the things of heaven.

Eternal Perspectives

The promises are the Christian’s Magna Carta of liberty; they are the title deeds of his heavenly estate. Happy is he who knows how to read them well and call them all his own.

~ Charles Spurgeon, [“Obtaining Promises,” Sermon 435]

Evening Prayer

Psalms 25:2; 37:3, 5; 40:3-4; 56:10-11

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

I pray that you will trust in God and commit your way to Him. May you not place your trust on the proud nor turn to false gods, but trust in God alone. I pray that you will put your trust in the Lord, for He will not let your enemies triumph, nor will He put you to shame. I pray that you will dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture as you trust in Him. May He put a new song in your mouth and a hymn of praise. I pray that many will see God’s faithfulness in your life and put their trust in Him. I pray that you will put your whole trust in God, for He is Lord.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Prayer Guide

Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, saith Jehovah of hosts.

~ Zech 4:6

I never saw a moor,

I never saw the sea;

Yet know I how a heather looks

And what a wave must be.

I never spoke with God,

Nor visited in heaven;

Yet certain am I of the spot

As if the chart were given.

~ Emily Dickinson

I don’t want to possess a faith; I want a faith which will possess me.

~ Charles Kingsley

My Father, may there be no room in my soul for doubt. Help me to be cautious and careful that my own neglect and carelessness may not cause the loss of my faith. May I be trustful as I look for the great light that guides me over the uncertain way. Amen.

Evening Devotional

Do not love this world nor the things it offers you, for when you love the world, you do not have the love of the Father in you.  For the world offers only a craving for physical pleasure, a craving for everything we see, and pride in our achievements and possessions.  These are not from the Father, but are from this world. (NLT) ( 1 John 2:15-16 ) 

The world can be a very attractive place. As Christians we need to avoid the three things John mentions that are of this world. Why? Because loving the world produces bad fruit: pride, greed, entitlement, discontentment and so forth. What things that exist in your life prevent you from having the love of the Father in you?