July 6, 2015
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Fret Buster #128

Roy Lessin, Photo by Marina Bromley

The Holy Spirit dropped a curious clause from Scripture into my mind and heart: “And the government shall be upon His [Jesus] shoulder…” (Isaiah 9:6). I had never thought of this in relation to the government of my life. Suddenly it spoke volumes to me…the responsibility of my life is now His, the burden He will carry. He will make the decisions, the right decisions. What a relief: what joy to turn it over to Him.

—Catherine Marshall

He…raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, Ephesians 2:6 (NKJV)

What does it really mean to sit down? When we walk or stand we bear on our legs all the weight of our own body, whereas when we sit down our entire weight rests upon the chair or bench on which we sit. We grow weary when we walk or stand, but we feel rested when we have sat down for a while. In walking or standing we expend a great deal of energy, but when we are seated we relax at once, because the strain no longer falls upon our muscles, but upon something outside ourselves. So too in spiritual things, to sit down is simply to rest our whole weight—our load, ourselves, our future, everything—upon the Lord. We let Him bear the responsibility and cease to carry it ourselves.

—Watchman Nee

Don’t brag about tomorrow, since you don’t know what the day will bring. Proverbs 27:1 (NLT)

We are wise not to jump into tomorrow. What we can do is jump into today with both feet—we can jump in with gospel shoes, with hearts set on “full trust ahead,”  with clean hands reaching out to bless, with the arms of faith receiving the fullness of the Lord, with spirits immersed in the river of life, with voices making a joyful noise unto the Lord, and with our confidence in the One who does know what tomorrow holds, and will have everything prepared before the sun rises on our tomorrow.

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July 3, 2015

It is Better…

It is Better… It is better to be needy So He can give what’s best; It is better to be yielded So He can give you rest. It is better […]

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July 2, 2015

Note Quote: Times in Which We Live

Here’s a quote you can send as a note!  In the uncertain times in which we are living, God wants us to live as people of faith. In a world […]

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July 1, 2015

Resources

  And my God will liberally supply (fill to the full) your every need according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19 (AMP) We need no reservations […]

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June 30, 2015

Someone Cares; Week 5

In His Care, God provides— For every hectic moment, a quiet rest… For every painful experience, a healing touch… For every dark cloud, an abiding joy… For every disappointment, a […]

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June 29, 2015

We Don’t Have What It Takes

We have no power against this great multitude that is coming against us; nor do we know what to do, but our eyes are upon You.”  2 Chronicles 20:12 (NKJV) […]

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June 26, 2015

Never Give Up

Moses was trapped on every side, but then he saw the Red Sea divide— never give up! Abraham could not bring forth a son, but Sarah gave birth to the […]

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June 25, 2015

Note Quote: Live in the Light

Here’s a quote you can send as a note: This appeared originally on Meet Me in the Meadow in April, 2006. You can read the original post here.

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June 24, 2015

Appointments

The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD. Psalm 37:23 (KJV) We are wise to guard our time and to place a prayer covering over our appointment […]

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June 23, 2015

Someone Cares; Week 4

God Cares About Every Detail God’s care for you is often revealed in the smallest details. My wife and I once lived in a college dorm for married couples. One […]

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