Friday, February 23, 2024

Timely Tidbits of Truth 6

Timely Tidbits of Truth 6
-Roy Lessin, Meeting in the Meadow
 
Why seek the heavenly house of prayer?
Because it is your Father’s house.
 
Why knock at the door?
Because your Father is at home.
 
Why ask when He welcomes you in?
Because He is a good Father and will never give you a stone. 
 
For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened (Luke 11:9 NKJV).



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Wednesday, February 21, 2024

For Such a Time As This

For Such a Time As This
-Roy Lessin, Meeting in the Meadow
 
Who then is the faithful and wise servant whom his master has put in charge of his household to give the others [in the house] their food supplies at the proper time?  Blessed is that [faithful] servant when his master returns and finds him doing so (Matthew 24:45-46 AMP).
 
As the kingdoms of this world are being shaken, we can be assured that the kingdom of God will never be shaken or removed. He sits upon an eternal throne of glory, righteousness, and power. He is not pacing the floor, wringing his hands, or wiping the sweat off an anxious brow as He ponders what to do. The Lord reigns!
 
How blessed you are to have the King of kings in charge of your life! You are His servant and He is your Master. As your Master, He has given you an assignment. You have a God-given place to serve Him, for such a time as this.
 
Your assignment and your place are God’s choosing. His choice was not based upon your talent, or your accomplishments. It was based upon where He wanted you to serve Him. That choice was made from God’s wisdom. It is the perfect place for you. If you feel inadequate, consider it a blessing. It is because of your inadequacy that you will remain completely dependent upon Him.
 
When God looked at me, a weak little man, He said, “I can use him because of his insignificance.” -Francis of Assisi
 
Your place and your assignment are not being measured by your results. That is the Master’s business. There are two things a servant can do that will please the one you serve. The first is to serve Him willingly. The second is to serve Him faithfully. 
 
In the kingdom of God it is not busyness that receives the reward of “well done”, but faithful obedience which comes from the heart.




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Monday, February 19, 2024

Jesus’ Yoke

Jesus’ Yoke
-Roy Lessin, Meeting in the Meadow
 
Come to Me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.  Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  For My yoke is easy and My burden is light (Matthew 11:28-30 NKJV).
 
The Gospel is our declaration of dependence. We don’t do well when we live a life independent from Jesus’ lordship over us. Living life according to our own way is a disaster.
 
Thank God if you got up this morning with the realization of how much you need Jesus. That realization is the voice of the Holy Spirit. He not only wants you to know how much you need Jesus, but He also wants you to know how much Jesus has to give you and all He wants to be to you.
 
Stay dependent on Jesus. Take His yoke. Learn of Him. Rest awaits you!




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Friday, February 16, 2024

Timely Tidbits of Truth 5, It is Written

Timely Tidbits of Truth 5, It is Written
-Roy Lessin, Meeting in the Meadow
 
It is Written 
When this generation of Bible critics has come and gone, the Bible will still be present, still be true, and still be the living, active, relevant, sword of the Spirit. It will still be full of power—cutting through every lie, exposing every deception, casting down every evil imagination, and judging the thoughts and intents of the heart. Its voice will still be heard at cemetery gravesites declaring over every silenced voice, “Jesus is the resurrection and the life!”
 
Forever, O Lord, Your word is settled in heaven [standing firm and unchangeable] (Psalm 119:89 AMP).



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Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Angeline’s Birthday Present: A Parable

Angeline’s Birthday Present: A Parable
Roy Lessin, Meeting in the Meadow
 
There was once a king who lived in a beautiful land with a magnificent castle. The king was celebrated by the people, and he ruled them with wisdom and kindness. The king had a daughter whom he loved dearly. The king decided that on his daughter’s fifth birthday he would let her choose any birthday present she desired.
 
Thinking he knew his daughter’s mind, the king ordered several things to be purchased in advance. His list included a new pony, a beautiful new dress, and a grand doll house with all the furnishings.
 
On the day of her birthday, the king dressed in his finest robe of royalty and summoned his guards to bring his daughter to him in his royal chamber. Upon entering the chamber the little girl ran into the king’s outstretched arms and sat upon his lap.
 
After a big hug and a kiss, the king said to his daughter, “Angeline, today is a very special day…it is your fifth birthday! I love you very much, and I want to give you a special birthday present. Today, I will give to you anything you ask of me. I want you to choose something that you would like to have more than anything else in the whole world.” Angeline’s eyes grew big as she listened.
 
To help point his daughter in the right direction the king asked her the following questions: “Do you think you would like to have a pony to ride? Or perhaps a beautiful new dress to wear? Or a new doll house to play with?” The king saw a big smile come to Angeline’s face as she thought about her birthday present.
 
After waiting a few more moments, the king asked, “Well, my dear child, can you tell me what birthday present you would like me to give you today?”
“Is it a pony?” asked the king?”
“No.” answered Angeline, “Not a pony.”
“Is it a dress?” asked the king.
“No.” answered Angeline, “Not a new dress.”
“Is it a doll house?” asked the king.
“No.” answered Angeline, “Not a doll house.”
The king’s curiosity began to grow. “Well then, can you tell me what it is?”
 
“Yes.” said Angeline. “The birthday gift I would like to have more than anything else in the whole world is to stay here on your lap, and not get up until I become tired and fall asleep in your arms.”
 
The king was amazed at his daughter’s request! As the king’s eyes began to fill with tears he asked, “Why would you want to stay here with me when you could be outside with a pony, or playing with a new doll house in your room?”
 
Before Angeline answered, she snuggled close to the king, put her head upon his shoulder, and in her softest, most loving voice she whispered, “Because, daddy, you are the best gift of all!”
 


 
You will show me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy, at Your right hand there are pleasures forevermore (Psalm 16:11 AMP).

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