Times of Refreshing

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When was the last time you felt truly refreshed?  Sure a vacation might help you feel that way.  There is nothing like a walk on the beach, a hike in the woods, or just sitting by a quiet lake. Join me today as I share another source of being refreshed.

Acts 3:19 Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord, (NIV)

I stumbled upon this scripture the other day and had one of those “Ah-ha” moments.  Newly reinstated Apostle Peter was challenging a crowd who gathered when a lame man at the temple began to leap and dance after his encounter with Peter and John. That guy was pretty refreshed! Yet Peter tells the crowd that if they will repent of their sins and be converted in their hearts, times of refreshing will come to them in the presence of the Lord.
            Repentance is a major key
            to being refreshed in His presence.

So, if you are feeling a need of spiritual refreshing and re-firing of your passion for Jesus, here’s a suggestion. Ask the Holy Spirit to show you any unrepented sins in your life.  He will! He loves to shine His light on the darkness in our soul, but doesn’t usually go uninvited.  Now don’t be surprised or overwhelmed when He uncovers your sinful blind-spots. Run to Abba – Daddy God and from your heart confess and repent! Then get ready for a  “refreshing vacation” in His Presence.  It is the best!  Drink and eat freely of His love, grace, and forgiveness.

 

 

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