Before You Go To Bed

Before you go to bed tonight take time to marvel at the grace of God extended to you today. He gave you life, breath, and many gifts to enjoy. If you faced trials and difficulties you did not have to face them alone, nor work through them in your own strength. Marvel, praise, and worship your God who has been there all day. Do not drift off to sleep before you address your sins, turn from them, and cast yourself on the overflowing mercy of God in Jesus Christ. Your sins were more numerable than you can count and more offensive than you can imagine. But Christ's blood covers them all and cleanses you from all unrighteousness. You can rest tonight, knowing that God's favor is upon you in the Son.

Use the remaining moments of your evening to seek the Lord's continued grace for yourself and others. Seek his protection and provision for all things with the eager anticipation that he will only give you what is best.

Do not let your night simply fade into sleep. End this day intentionally by bringing your heart and mind to God in prayer.

My soul will be satisfied as with fat and rich food, and my mouth will praise you with joyful lips, when I remember you upon my bed, and meditate on you in the watches of the night; for you have been my help, and in the shadow of your wings I will sing for joy. (Psalm 63:5-7 ESV)

 

photo by Ciaran McGuiggan