Friday, October 21, 2016

Meeting in the Meadow: Skilled (Proverbs 22)


Do you see a man diligent and skillful in his business? He will stand before kings; Proverbs 22:29 AMP

The word diligent can mean skilled or ready. Diligent is another way of saying that it is important to be prepared. Abraham Lincoln said, “I will prepare myself and then my opportunity will come.” Leonard Ravenhill said, “The opportunity of a lifetime must be ceased in the lifetime of the opportunity.”

In Exodus we read, “Bezalel son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah; And He has filled him with the Spirit of God, with ability and wisdom, with intelligence and understanding, and with knowledge and all craftsmanship, To devise artistic designs, to work in gold, silver, and bronze, In cutting of stones for setting, and in carving of wood, for work in every skilled craft.” Exodus 35:30-

It is important that you do your work well, but it is also important to be growing in your work and in your skills. Don’t settle for “just getting by.” Continue to find ways to grow, to expand your learning, and to improve your skills.

Lord, thank you for the gifts and abilities you have given me. Thank you that I can serve you with my heart and my skills in the workplace. Show me new ways to learn and to grow. Keep me fresh and ever growing. I want to always be in a place of readiness and willingness to serve and honor you.

©2016 Roy Lessin, used with permission. Originally posted 10/2008. Photo by Marina Bromley. Any requests to re-print may be directed to

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Meeting in the Meadow: I Will Come to You

I Will Come to You
by Roy Lessin

And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever---the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you. I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you…Jesus answered and said to him, "If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him. John14:16-18,23 (NKJV)

It is an amazing thing to discover what actually took place within you the day you “believed on the Lord Jesus Christ and were saved.” Yes, Jesus came to you as He promised, but how did He come? Jesus said in John chapter 3, “You must be born again.” This means that each of us is in need of a spiritual birth. The moment you were saved, Jesus came into your life through the person of the Holy Spirit. But, that’s not all. Jesus said in John 14 that His Father also came into your life.

This amazing mystery is possible because the Holy Spirit is called both the Spirit of God the Father, and the Spirit of Christ (Matthew 10:20, Romans 8:9). Think of it…the unity, the harmony, and the fellowship of the Godhead have entered into your life when the Holy Spirit took up residence within you. Even if you can’t understand or imagine the truth of it, you can believe the truth of it! No one in the Godhead—not Father, Son, or Holy Spirit—is nearer to you, or loves you more than the other. Each One is daily involved in your life in the deepest way possible.

Why did Jesus come to you? Why did the Father come to you? Why did the Holy Spirit come to you? Not to condemn you, not to make you uncomfortable, not to treat you as a stranger, and not to make you feel like you don’t belong… They came to make Their home with you, and They came to make you feel at home in Them as a beloved child in the family of God.
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