Thursday, April 1, 2010
Meet Me In The Meadow
You will never meet a fear that Jesus has not conquered; you will never face an enemy that Jesus has not defeated; you will never have a need that Jesus cannot meet; you will never face a temptation that Jesus cannot overcome; you will never have a burden that Jesus cannot lift; you will never face a problem that Jesus cannot solve; you will never know a bondage that Jesus cannot break; you will never know a circumstance when Jesus is not sufficient; you will never experience a moment when Jesus does not care.
~Meet Me in the Meadow by Roy Lessin~
“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart. In your struggle against sin, you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood. And you have forgotten that word of encouragement that addresses you as sons: "My son, do not make light of the Lord's discipline, and do not lose heart when he rebukes you, because the Lord disciplines those he loves, and he punishes everyone he accepts as a son." – Hebrews 12:1-6
"O my God, with all the strength of my soul, assisted by Your Holy Spirit and grace, I desire and resolve to resist and deny all my own will, earthy tempers, selfish views and inclinations--everything that the spirit of this world and the vanity of fallen nature draws me to. I give myself up wholly and solely to You; to be all Yours, to have, do, and be, inwardly and outwardly, according to Your good pleasure. I desire to live for no other purpose than to accomplish the work that You require of me--a humble, obedient, faithful, thankful instrument in Your hands, to be used as You please."