Times of refreshing. May 22
Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord. Acts 3:19
Surely everyone of us at times need the refreshing of the lord. Times when our prayers are answered our burdens lightened, our labors rewarded and our faith renewed. Although we press to live our lives in the spirit, under the divine activity of God. Often times we need refreshing right here in this day and hour we live. Thank God oftentimes he lifts us up through needs supplied, and good news. Sometimes this is inward where no one else may be able to help but sometimes it’s outward and God uses others to refresh us, through their kindness or act of concern toward us . Through the effort of others to refresh us we are often reminded, God has not forgotten me and are spirit is uplifted. It is wonderful to be refreshed but it is also wonderful to be a refresher. Listen to what Paul says to Philemon verse 7 : For we have great joy and consolation in thy love, because the bowels of the saints are refreshed by thee, brother. Philemon had refreshed others . How can we do the same? No doubt by our prayers offered on behalf of others also sharing Gods word, lending a helping hand to a brother or sister in whatever area they may have need. We all face obstacles and have hills to climb and even the strongest can grow weary. What an experience to have someone refresh you along the way. If perhaps we run into difficulties where none can help, do not despair, for the God of heaven will send times of refreshing. Just be sure to give him Glory when it comes. May the lord Jesus send today, times of refreshing for you.