Monday, July 26, 2021

My Monday Prayer: A Servant’s Prayer

My Monday Prayer: A Servant’s Prayer
-Roy Lessin, Meeting in the Meadow

Lord, may each step I take leave a reflection of Your glory, an imprint of Your love, a fragrance of Your presence.


Extend through me Your mercies and may my attitudes be a mirror of Your heart. Thank you, Lord, for the privilege I have to be Your child, to be set apart for Your plans, to be called according to Your purposes, and to be used as an instrument of Your will.

Bring through my hands, Your touch;
Bring through my voice, Your words;
Bring through my heart, Your love.
So allow me to touch, to speak, and to care.

I am the Vine; you are the branches. Whoever lives in Me and I in him bears much fruit. John 15:5 AMP

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Friday, July 23, 2021

Fret-Free Friday: Not Forgotten

Fret-Free Friday: Not Forgotten
-Roy Lessin, Meeting in the Meadow

How much of your cares and concerns can you cast on the Lord? All of it! All worry, all anxiety, all concerns, all burdens. Do it once and for all, and then get out of the worrying business. Envision hanging a banner over your heart that reads, "Under the Management of the Prince of Peace!"


Be at peace. God has not forgotten you!

Sing, O heavens!
Be joyful, O earth!
And break out in singing, O mountains!
For the LORD has comforted His people,
and will have mercy on His afflicted.
But Zion said, The LORD has forsaken me,
and my Lord has forgotten me."
Can a woman forget her nursing child,
And not have compassion on the son of her womb?
Surely they may forget,
Yet I will not forget you.
See, I have inscribed you on the palms of My hands;
Your walls are continually before Me.
Isaiah 49:13-16
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Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Part 13: Knowing His Best...Walking in Rest!

Part 13: Knowing His Best...Walking in Rest!
-Roy Lessin, Meeting in the Meadow

Knowing His Best...
But godliness with contentment is great gain. -1 Timothy 6:6


Walking in Rest!
Contentment is satisfaction with the place God has you at the present.

It is freedom from covetousness and from the feeling of having to have "a little bit more" in order to be happy. It delivers from greed and from the stress that comes in trying to lay up  treasures on earth. Contentment says that God has been good to me...that He will not fail me...that He knows what is best. A contented life has learned to go without instead of going into debt...has learned to wait for God's time instead of moving in haste....has learned to hold all things with an open hand instead of a clenched fist. Contentment seeks His kingdom first and trusts God to add all that is needed.

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Monday, July 19, 2021

My Monday Prayer: Be Still and Know

My Monday Prayer: Be Still and Know 
-Roy Lessin, Meeting in the Meadow

BE - God, I say 'yes' to You. I choose to allow Your way to shape me and Your will to direct me in what is best. I surrender instead of resist, I yield instead of fight, I believe instead of doubt.

STILL - Father, may Your rest abide and Your peace abound within me. Quiet all anxiety that troubles my thoughts and unsettles my emotions. I bring my soul under the control of the Holy Spirit; I stand steady upon the unmovable foundations of Your kingdom; I receive the sufficiency of Your grace and the encouragement of Your promises as you calm my soul.



AND KNOW - Lord, thank you that Your word is sure, unchanging, and indisputable. Your word is true. I am certain. You have saved me from guessing, wondering, wishing, or pretending. I know! I believe!

I AM GOD - You are who You say You are. You do what You say You do. There is no other! You are the highest, the greatest, the best. You have no weakness, no lack, and no equal. You are my God, and my Heavenly Father. I find comfort in Your nearness, security in Your voice, courage in Your strength, hope in Your promises. You are enough. More than enough! You are with me. You are my refuge. I am safe in Your care.

Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth! The Lord of hosts is with us; The God of Jacob is our refuge. Psalm 46:10-11

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Friday, July 16, 2021

Fret-Free Friday: God of Peace

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

The great evangelical preacher Octavius Winslow (1808-1878) shared this insightful wisdom:

Let the precious truth divest your mind of all needless, anxious care for the present or the future. Exercising simple faith in God, "do not be anxious about anything" [Philippians 4:6]. Learn to be content with your present lot, with God's dealings with, and His disposal of, you. You are just where His providence has, in its inscrutable but all-wise and righteous decision, placed you. It may be a position painful, irksome, trying, but it is right...Only aim to glorify Him in it.

Wherever you are placed, God has a work for you to do, a purpose through you to be accomplished, in which He blends your happiness with His glory...

Live a life of daily dependence upon God. It saves from many a desponding feeling, from many a corroding care, from many an anxious thought, from many a sleepless night.


Father, you are the God of peace—
peace transcending,
peace defending,
peace befriending,
peace descending,
peace unending.
-Roy Lessin

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