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October 3, 2014
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Great Quotes

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The following quote by Octavius Winslow has been edited and revised by Roy Lessin for Meet Me in the Meadow.

Where Can You Go?

Where can you go when you need clear direction and wise counsel? When the people of Israel were in need of godly wisdom and impartial judgment to resolve a difficult situation, Moses told them, “What is too hard for you, bring to me, and I will listen.” (Deuteronomy 1:17). Just as Moses reassured the people of Israel, so Jesus has the same reassuring words for you, “Bring to Me what is troubling you.”

Are you puzzled? Are your questions beyond the help of human wisdom?—take it, then, to Jesus. He will speak to you out of the treasure house of His eternal wisdom. What a welcome invitation you have received from the one who is greater than Moses.

In faith, bring all to Him—He can solve the unsolvable, reveal the hidden, simplify the complex. With Him nothing is impossible. Nothing escapes His understanding, nothing is unforeseen by His knowledge, nothing is unknown by Him who sees the end from the beginning.

Who is among you who [reverently] fears the Lord, who obeys the voice of His Servant, yet who walks in darkness and deep trouble and has no shining splendor [in his heart]? Let him rely on, trust in, and be confident in the name of the Lord, and let him lean upon and be supported by his God. Isaiah 50:10 AMP

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March 14, 2014
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Answers?

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Learning to live by faith

Bible faith is not in faith itself but in the object that faith grasps. It is Jesus!

Choose to serve God, even though He may not always meet your immediate expectations nor always meet your timetable.

Trust God, even if you have a clear understanding of 90% of what He is doing, but don’t understand the 10%.

Never throw away that which God has revealed to you.

We don’t need to know all the answers to serve Him.

I am convinced the answers will someday be made clear.

—Don Leetch

God’s way is perfect. All the Lord’s promises prove true. He is a shield for all who look to him for protection. Psalm 18:30 NLT

 

On February 19th of this year, Don Leetch, one of the founders of DaySpring Cards, finished his earthly race, crossed the finish line, and is now present with the Lord.

Don was a man of faith and a man of God who lived well and finished well. Don never had a blog or wrote a book, yet his life was a living epistle for good. He was a flame for Jesus’ glory that brightened the lives of those who knew him.

I knew Don for over 45 years. He was my co-worker, pastor, mentor, and dear friend. In honor of Don’s life and witness, the next three postings in Meet Me in the Meadow are written by him. They are taken from his personal journals and memos. It is my prayer that each posting will help you see deeper into the heart of a man who lived under the banner of knowing and believing that “God is so good!”

Roy Lessin

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March 12, 2014
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Convinced!

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Principles to help you live and finish well

This life is the only time you will have the privilege of being light in a dark world, and to walk by faith. In heaven there will be no need.

No race is more important than the one you run for Jesus.

All you do will be tested by fire. Live so that as little as possible shall be burned up so that He shall receive glory.

The greatest reward of all is to please the Master and have something to lay at His precious feet. To hear these words: “Well done good and faithful servant, enter into the joy of your Lord” will be the best of all rewards.

Seasons of waiting on God and listening for His speaking often precede everything significant God will do in your life. God waits for you to wait on Him. “For since the beginning of the world men have not heard nor perceived by the ear, nor has the eye seen any God besides You, Who works for the one who waits for Him.” Isaiah 64:4

Make it your life’s goal to live and finish well—maintain an intimate relationship with Jesus, seek God’s glory in all things, and leave behind a Kingdom deposit in the lives of younger men and women who will carry the banner forward.

Never forget that all we can really take out of this life is relationships. First with God and then with people!

—Don Leetch

I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. Romans 8:38 NLT
On February 19th of this year, Don Leetch, one of the founders of DaySpring Cards, finished his earthly race, crossed the finish line, and is now present with the Lord.

Don was a man of faith and a man of God who lived well and finished well. Don never had a blog or wrote a book, yet his life was a living epistle for good. He was a flame for Jesus’ glory that brightened the lives of those who knew him.

I knew Don for over 45 years. He was my co-worker, pastor, mentor, and dear friend. In honor of Don’s life and witness, the next three postings in Meet Me in the Meadow are written by him. They are taken from his personal journals and memos. It is my prayer that each posting will help you see deeper into the heart of a man who lived under the banner of knowing and believing that “God is so good!”

Roy Lessin

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March 10, 2014
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No Matter What!

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On February 19th of this year, Don Leetch, one of the founders of DaySpring Cards, finished his earthly race, crossed the finish line, and is now present with the Lord.

Don was a man of faith and a man of God who lived well and finished well. Don never had a blog or wrote a book, yet his life was a living epistle for good. He was a flame for Jesus’ glory that brightened the lives of those who knew him.

I knew Don for over 45 years. He was my co-worker, pastor, mentor, and dear friend. In honor of Don’s life and witness, the next three postings in Meet Me in the Meadow are written by him. They are taken from his personal journals and memos. It is my prayer that each posting will help you see deeper into the heart of a man who lived under the banner of knowing and believing that “God is so good!”

Roy Lessin

No Matter What!

Discovering God’s Solution for Life’s Problems

Look for victories far bigger than anything you have dreamed of yet or thought.

Look through the problem, not at the problem.

Problems are the opportunities for God to show His power.

The bigger the problem, the greater the revelation of God.

Surrender every negative to God’s eternal power.

Set your heart, no matter what, to walk in the grace of God’s solution.

God is patient with us. He is right even when we are puzzled. Rest assured that in the end, we will find Him faithful and good.

—Don Leetch

Let us run with patience the race that is set before us, Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith. Hebrews 12:1-2 

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October 18, 2013
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Great Quotes Worth Repeating, Part 2

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I believed in God, so I spoke. 2 Corinthians 4:13 NLT 

Here is a special collection of “quotes worth repeating” by missionaries from decades gone by…

“View your pressures no longer as burdens but as a platform for His glorious sufficiency.” -Clarence W. Jones

“It doesn’t matter, really, how great the pressure is; it only matters where the pressure lies. See that it never comes between you and the Lord—then, the greater the pressure, the more it presses you to His breast.” -J. Hudson Taylor

“If God had suddenly shown us everything He was going to do in the years to come, I would have said, ‘Wait a minute, you’ve got the wrong man!…’ But God inched up the curtain just a little bit at a time and said, ‘Take a look, and take a step.’” -Clarence W. Jones

“It is a tragedy when a man has no invisible means of support.” -T.J. Bach

“The eagle that soars in the upper air does not worry itself how it is to cross rivers.” -Gladys Aylward

“How often do we attempt work for God to the limit of our incompetency rather than to the limit of God’s omnipotence.” -J. Hudson Taylor

“When God’s finger points, God’s hand will open the door.” -Clarence W. Jones

“How do we strengthen faith? Not by striving after faith, but by resting in the Faithful One.” -J. Hudson Taylor

“I shall never have to regret that I have loved Thee too well.” -Henry Martyn

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October 16, 2013
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Great Quotes Worth Repeating, Part 1

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I believed in God, so I spoke. 2 Corinthians 4:13 NLT

Here is a special collection of “quotes worth repeating” by missionaries from decades gone by…

“If Jesus Christ be God and died for me, then no sacrifice can be too great for me to make for Him.” -C.T. Studd

“My life is one long daily, hourly record of answered prayer. For physical health, for mental overstrain, for guidance given marvelously, for errors and dangers averted, for enmity to the Gospel subdued, for food provided at the exact hour needed, for everything that goes to make up life and my poor service. I can testify, with a full and often wonder-stricken awe, that I believe God answers prayer.” -Mary Slessor

“God’s work done in God’s way will never lack God’s supplies.” -J. Hudson Taylor

“If we wait until every possible hindrance has been removed before we do a work for the Lord, we will never attempt to do anything.” -T.J. Back

“In all our calculations we calculate on God’s faithfulness.” -J. Hudson Taylor

I could not think that God was poor, that He was short of resources, or unwilling to supply any want of whatever work was really His. -J. Hudson Taylor

“I never felt homesick since I knew God to be my Father.” -Isabella Thoburn

“Have we forgotten that there is a Holy Spirit, that we must insist upon walking upon crutches when we might fly?” -A.J. Gordon

“The Holy Spirit is just as truly in us when He makes no sign as when the fountains of joy are overflowing, or the waters of peace are softly refreshing our weary and troubled heart.” -A. B. Simpson

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April 15, 2013
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Great Quotes

 

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“I thank You that in the great web of life You wait not for my consent to lead me. I thank You that You lead me by a way which I know not, by a way which is above the level of my poor understanding…there is no force in this universe so glorious as the force of Your love…it binds me with golden fetters, it draws me with silver cords. O divined servitude, O slavery that makes me free, O love that imprisons me only to set my feet in a larger room, enclose me more and more within Your folds.”
–George Matheson


The Opal

Do you know about the Opal? It is made of desert dust, sand, and silica. It owes its beauty and preciousness to a defect. It is a stone with a broken heart. It is full of minute fissures which admit air and the air reflects the light. Its lovely hues and that sweet lamp of fire ever burns at its heart.

(In our own lives) we may be conscious only of the cracks and desert dust, but so He makes His precious opal. We must be broken in ourselves before we can give back the lovely hues of His light.  -Frank Boreman


For thus says the High and Lofty One Who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy: “I dwell in the high and holy place, With him who has a contrite and humble spirit, To revive the spirit of the humble, And to revive the heart of the contrite ones.
 Isaiah 57:15 NKJV


Where God has us– He is at work. I am here for a reason and God is orchestrating my paths. The counsels of God are sure. Faithful is He who has called us! His purposes are even greater than my own. –Linda Miller

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March 27, 2013
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Jesus Gave His Life—

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Jesus Gave His Life—

Prophetically
Isaiah 53:1-5

Voluntarily
John 10:18 NLT

Obediently
Philippians 2:8 NKJV

Willingly
Matthew 26:39

Expectantly
Hebrews 12:2

Humbly
Philippians 2:8

Totally
John 19:30-33

Sacrificially
1 Corinthians 5:7

Redemptively
John 10:15

Perfectly
Hebrews 9:11-15

Lovingly
John 15:13

Triumphantly
Colossians 2:13-15

 

Jesus is of more value than any other person in the universe…if you will gaze upon Him in His triumphant death, you will say with the centurion, “Truly this was the Son of God.” If you gaze upon Him in His glorious resurrection, you will say with Thomas, “My Lord and my God.” If you gaze upon Him in the majesty of His ascension, as He sits upon the throne of His glory, you will like John fall at His feet in utter amazement. Believe on what He is and who He is. Believe in His attributes and purposes and plans. Believe in His ability and His sufficiency. Trust yourself fully to Him.

–Walter L. Wilson

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March 15, 2013
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Great Quotes

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Would You?
Would you cherish loving arms, if you’d never shed a tear?
Would you welcome going home, if you’d never been away?
Would you treasure guiding hands if you’d never been alone?
I don’t think so, I don’t think so, I really don’t think so.Would you value having hope, if you’d never known despair?
Would you treasure being safe, if you’d never lost your way?
Would you cherish gentle words, if you’d never been afraid?
I don’t think so, I don’t think so, I really don’t think so.
-Grace Hawthorne and Buryl Red

 

My suffering was good for me, for it taught me to pay attention to your decrees. Your instructions are more valuable to me than millions in gold and silver. Psalm 119:71-72 NLT

 
On Cloudy Days
Even on cloudy days, the sun is still there.
Faith knows it.
Confidence has seen it.
Hope expects it to show up again,
and Joy makes it worth the wait.
—Trieste Van Wyngarden
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February 4, 2013
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Great Quotes

He flings the stars into space and speaks in thunder and lightning. He paints the sunset with a brush dipped in flaming light. He stoops to put the perfume in the rose and the sheen on the lily, but His greatest greatness is love. So deep is the tenderness of His infinite love that as I gaze up into His face I find that He is touched, and His face is even as the face of a mother whose whole heart goes out in compassion to her suffering child.

Ah, that is the kind of God I need! For I am like the woman who came into the pastor’s study and asked, “Is there any one here who has a broken heart who can talk to me?” thank God, there is! As I look at the cross I know that He cares. –Anna J. Lindgren

Seeing then that we have a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. Hebrews 4:14-15 NKJV

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