Friday, May 20, 2022

Fret-Free Friday: Come to the Waters

Fret-Free Friday: Come to the Waters
-Roy Lessin, Meeting in the Meadow

Let us move with trusting hearts into the lush green meadow of God's will. Let us graze upon the promises that keep our souls from want. Let us listen to the voice of the Shepherd who never speaks an uncaring word. Let us drink of the waters that quench our deepest thirst. Let us simply and peacefully walk upon the pathway of good things. Let us be refreshed within the resting places that He prepares for us along the way.

The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He makes me to lie down in green pastures;
He leads me beside the still waters.
He restores my soul;
He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name's sake
(Psalm 23:1-3).


Lord,
I don't know what will happen,
and I don't know what will be...
But teach me to live each moment,
with a heart that's worry free!
...
#fretfreefriday #fretbuster #meetinginthemeadow #roylessin #psalm23 #23psalm

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Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Hearing His Voice

Hearing His Voice
-Roy Lessin, Meeting in the Meadow

 

“Is the voice of Jesus the loudest sound within you?” -Don Lessin 

 

In Mark 9:7 God speaks these words, “This is My beloved Son: hear Him.” Today, many voices want to be heard. They speak through social media, film, publications, podiums, public squares, the halls of government, and the chambers of justice. Daily we hear the cries of culture demanding change and conformity to its will. 

 



There is another voice-a greater voice, a true voice, a righteous voice, a wise voice. It is the voice of light, the voice of love, the voice of hope, and the voice of salvation. Jesus, the Word, is that voice. 

 

His voice healed the sick, raised the dead, stilled the storm, cast out demons, and forgave the sinner. He alone could say, “I am the way. I am the Truth. I am the life. Come to Me and I will give you rest.” No one else can speak as Jesus spoke.

 

Jesus’ voice is above all other voices, and His name above all other names. In a time of so much commotion, may His voice of “peace, be still,” quiet every troubled heart.

...

#peace #jesusvoice #hearinghisvoice #meetinginthemeadow #roylessin #donlessinquote

©2022 Roy Lessin, Meeting in the Meadow. Photo Marina Bromley, used with permission. All rights reserved.


Monday, May 16, 2022

My Monday Prayer: Fulfilled Promises

My Monday Prayer: Fulfilled Promises
-Roy Lessin, Meeting in the Meadow

 

Promise
For the promise [of the Holy Spirit] is to and for you and your children, and to and for all that are far away, [even] to and for as many as the Lord our God invites and bids to come to Himself. Acts 2:39 AMP

 

Prayer
Thank You, God, that You are a promise maker and a promise keeper.

 

I thank You that You give us promises to trust in, and that You fulfill them in Your time. Thank You that Your timing is always perfect; that You are never too late; that You never make a promise that is empty; that You never forget a promise that You have made, and You never make a mistake.

 


I thank You, God, Your promises are not just for generations past, but are for my generation and for the generations to come. Thank You that what You promised the early church, You have also promised us.

 

May our hearts always have the assurance that You are not only the promise keeper of the past, but also the promise keeper of today and the promise keeper of the future.

 

Thank You that Your promises to our children are the divine assurances of Your will. I ask that You will fulfill in them the promise of the fullness of Your Holy Spirit, the promise of Your call upon their lives, and the promise of Your presence with them always.
...

#prayersofpromise #mymondayprayer #fulfilledpromises #meetinginthemeadow #roylessin

©2022 Roy Lessin, Meeting in the Meadow. Photo by Shannon Bromley, used with permission. All rights reserved.


Saturday, May 14, 2022

My Monday Prayer: Daily Bread

My Monday Prayer: Daily Bread
-Roy Lessin, Meeting in the Meadow

 

Promise
Your words were found, and I ate them, And Your word was to me the joy and rejoicing of my heart; For I am called by Your name, O Lord God of hosts. Jeremiah 15:16 NKJV



Prayer
Gracious Father, thank you that we can know Your heart and hear Your heart through the words You have spoken.

 

Thank You that Your words are like no other—their taste is sweet, their sound is a symphony, their power is a transforming light. They are a lamp to our feet and a light to our pathway.

 

I ask that my children and I will always hunger after Your words. Increase our appetite.

 

May we find Your words to be delightful, whole and pure, abundant in grace, rich in mercy. Feed us, Father, with fresh bread, living bread, daily bread. Nurture us in our spirits, teach us that we cannot live on bread alone, and that we need You to sustain us with every word that comes from Your mouth.

 

Break to us the bread of life.

 

I thank You, Father, that Your words can be found, can be eaten, and can be known. May we find Your words to be the joy and rejoicing of our hearts. May we daily realize the awesome privilege we have to be called by Your name, to receive Your words, and to be a part of Your forever family.

...

#godsword #meetinginthemeadow #roylessin #dailybread

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Friday, May 13, 2022

Fret-Free Friday: I Am Not

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

I am not alienated
because You LOVE me.

I am not unaided
because You HELP me.

I am not rejected
because You are FOR me.

I am not isolated
because You are WITH me.


I am not neglected
because You CARE for me.

I am not orphaned
because You are my FATHER.

I am not separated
because You are my PORTION.

I am not disheartened
because You are my FUTURE.

I am not unguarded
because You are my DEFENDER.

I am not alarmed
because You are my GOD!
...
#fretfreefriday #livingfretfree #fretbusters #meetinginthemeadow #roylessin

©2022 Roy Lessin, Meeting in the Meadow. Photo by Roy Lessin, used with permission. All rights reserved.