Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Part 26: Knowing His Best...Walking in Rest!

Part 26: Knowing His Best...Walking in Rest!
-Roy Lessin, Meeting in the Meadow

Knowing His Best...
A devout life does bring wealth, but it’s the rich simplicity of being yourself before God. Since we entered the world penniless and will leave it penniless, if we have bread on the table and shoes on our feet, that’s enough. -1 Timothy 6:6-8 MSG


Walking in Rest!
When our trust is in the Lord we will learn to be content in whatever financial state He may have us. Whether we are abounding with much or living on little, the heart at rest never lets possessions possess it. The heart at rest knows that no material possession can add even one ounce of peace or joy to it. It also knows that the absence of any material possession cannot rob the heart of any of its peace or joy—for the source of all inward peace and joy is in the Holy Spirit.

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Monday, October 18, 2021

My Monday Prayer: Meaning and Purpose

My Monday Prayer: Meaning and Purpose
-Roy Lessin, Meeting in the Meadow

Promise
For as the days of a tree, so shall be the days of My people, and My chosen and elect shall long make use of and enjoy the work of their hands. They shall not labor in vain or bring forth [children] for sudden terror or calamity; for they shall be the descendants of the blessed of the Lord, and their offspring with them. -Isaiah 65:22-23 AMP


Prayer
Lord, I thank You that because we belong to You, You have saved us from emptiness—from a life of empty words, empty promises, empty desires, empty thoughts, empty goals, empty work and empty choices. Your life has freed us, as a family, from empty relationships with each other.

Thank You for Your grace, Your power, and Your love. Thank You for your promise that we do not face a hopeless, worthless, and meaningless future. I believe that we have not been brought into this world for destruction, but for redemption; not for panic, but for peace; not for emptiness, but completeness; not for frustration, but for the glorification of Your name.

Thank You, Father, for the blessings that You have extended to me and to my family. I know that in every circumstance of life we will never face a time when You are not working everything together for the good and to fulfill Your purposes.

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#mymondayprayer #meetinginthemeadow #roylessin #meaningandpurpose

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Friday, October 15, 2021

Fret-Free Friday: God Can

Fret-Free Friday: God Can
-Roy Lessin, Meeting in the Meadow

Humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you (1 Peter 5:6-7).

Be full of confidence not in yourself or what you can do, but in the Lord and what He can do. Your life, once given to Him, is in His hands, not yours. Live in His strength, not yours. Depend on His resources, not your own.

Do not cast away your confidence, which has great reward (Hebrews 10:35).

How do you cast your care on Him?
  • Get out your "fishing pole of faith."
  • Tie a hook to the line of your fishing pole.
  • Take all your cares and put them on a hook.
  • Cast the line as far as you can into the sea of God's faithfulness.
  • Cut the line and leave them out there.
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Take "I can't" out of your vocabulary, and replace it with "God can!"
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#meetinginthemeadow #fretfreefriday #roylessin #photobyheatherlee #castyourcares

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Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Part 25: Knowing His Best...Walking in Rest!

Part 25: Knowing His Best...Walking in Rest!
-Roy Lessin, Meeting in the Meadow

Knowing His Best...
Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said,  "Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you."  Hebrews 13:5 NIV

Walking in Rest!
Financial freedom brings great rest. Financial freedom is not freedom from money, but from the love of it, and the dependency upon it as a source of security and happiness. Money can only find a proper place in our lives when Christ has His proper place in our hearts. The financially free heart has tasted of the Lord and found Him to be good...knows that it possesses the things that mean the most and have the greatest worth...believes that eternal things have the highest value. It is a heart that has followed His ways and found them true, trusted His word and found Him faithful, gazed upon His face and found Him altogether lovely.

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#meetinginthemeadow #knowinghisbest #money #roylessin #marinabromley

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Monday, October 11, 2021

My Monday Prayer: A Prayer of Endurance

My Monday Prayer: A Prayer of Endurance
-Roy Lessin, Meeting in the Meadow

Promise
We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation. And this hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us…Romans 5:3-5 NLT


Prayer

Father, I ask You to keep the hearts of my children close to You; keep their thoughts fixed on You; keep their spirits strong in You. May Your grace draw them to Your heart, Your will, Your love—moment by moment, day after day.

Help us to lean upon You and draw our strength from You. Give us the endurance we need to stand firm, to continue on, to press in, and to press through everything and anything that seeks to hinder us, or sidetrack us, from following Your plan and doing Your will.

May we always have keen vision to watch out for the attacks from the devil—to resist his temptations; to reject his lies; to refuse his condemnation; to refuse his accusations.

I pray that when my children are carrying burdens they would learn to cast them upon You; when they are anxious they would depend upon Your promises; when they become discouraged their hope would be renewed. Assure them today, Father, how dearly You love them.

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#meetinginthemeadow #mymondayprayer #aprayerofendurance #prayer

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