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Evening Devotional October 5th
Title: “Finding Peace in the Evening Stillness”
Scripture: Psalm 4:8 (NIV) – “In peace, I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, Lord, make me dwell in safety.”
Dear Heavenly Father,
As the sun sets on this day, we gather in your presence to find solace and peace. We thank you for the gift of another day, for the opportunities it brought, and for the lessons we’ve learned. As we reflect on the events of this day, we seek your guidance and grace to bring us tranquility and rest.
In Psalm 4:8, we are reminded of your promise to provide us with a deep and abiding peace. Even in the midst of life’s challenges and uncertainties, we find comfort in knowing that we can lay down our burdens and rest in your loving care. Tonight, Lord, we place our worries, anxieties, and concerns at your feet, trusting that you will take them from us and grant us the peaceful sleep we need.
As we approach the evening, we also acknowledge those who may be suffering, experiencing pain, or going through difficult times. We lift them up to you, asking for your healing touch, comfort, and strength. May your peace envelop them and give them the assurance that you are with them in their trials.
We thank you for the beauty of the night sky, with its stars and moon, a reminder of your infinite majesty and love. We are grateful for the stillness of the evening, a time when we can seek your presence without the distractions of the day. Help us, Lord, to be attentive to your voice and to find solace in your word.
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As we prepare for rest, we remember those who are less fortunate, and we pray for their safety, shelter, and sustenance. May we be your hands and feet, sharing your love and provision with those in need.
Lord, we commit this evening to you, trusting that you will watch over us as we sleep. Grant us dreams that reflect your goodness and your purpose for our lives. May we wake up refreshed, ready to face a new day with confidence in your guidance and strength.
In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.
As we close this evening devotional, may you find the peace you seek in the stillness of the night, knowing that God’s love and protection are with you always. Sleep well, and may your heart be filled with His peace.
“He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved.”
— Mark 16:16
Mr. MacDonald asked the inhabitants of the island of St. Kilda how a man must be saved. An old man replied, “We shall be saved if we repent, and forsake our sins, and turn to God.” “Yes,” said a middle-aged female, “and with a true heart too.” “Aye,” rejoined a third, “and with prayer”; and, added a fourth, “It must be the prayer of the heart.” “And we must be diligent too,” said a fifth, “in keeping the commandments.” Thus, each having contributed his mite, feeling that a very decent creed had been made up, they all looked and listened for the preacher’s approbation, but they had aroused his deepest pity. The carnal mind always maps out for itself a way in which self can work and become great, but the Lord’s way is quite the reverse. Believing and being baptized are no matters of merit to be gloried in-they are so simple that boasting is excluded, and free grace bears the palm. It may be that the reader is unsaved-what is the reason? Do you think the way of salvation as laid down in the text to be dubious? How can that be when God has pledged his own word for its certainty? Do you think it too easy? Why, then, do you not attend to it? Its ease leaves those without excuse who neglect it. To believe is simply to trust, to depend, to rely upon Christ Jesus. To be baptized is to submit to the ordinance which our Lord fulfilled at Jordan, to which the converted ones submitted at Pentecost, to which the jailer yielded obedience the very night of his conversion. The outward sign saves not, but it sets forth to us our death, burial, and resurrection with Jesus, and, like the Lord’s Supper, is not to be neglected. Reader, do you believe in Jesus? Then, dear friend, dismiss your fears, you shall be saved. Are you still an unbeliever, then remember there is but one door, and if you will not enter by it you will perish in your sins.