Don't you just love wind? Gosh, I love it. It's one of my favorite things. Seriously. It may be weird, but oh well. I know I talked about in my Let me introduce myself post, but I just have to talk about it again. One of the reasons I love Fall so much is because I love the way it feels. I love to stick my hand out of my window while driving so that I can feel the wind through my fingers and I love sitting on my deck feeling the wind through my hair. Yesterday, I was sitting on the deck and I was enjoying it more than usual because it was quite windy. Maybe I like the wind so much because it's like a burst of energy. Whenever the wind brushes my face, I feel awakened and all I can say is "ahhh". Do you feel the same? Maybe I just have an obsession with wind, but it's just so refreshing. Maybe your idea of refreshing is a sip of Coca Cola or warm shower, but mine is wind.
So let's go back to what we found on Sunday...conviction. Then yesterday, we found repentance and today we find refreshment. Now, I'm not going to take credit for these ideas, because I wouldn't be writing about this if it weren't for Pastor Gregg Matte. Like I said, while I was listening to his sermons on Sunday so many lightbulbs turned on for me. I never really thought that I found refreshment in God, but it's true! Thanks Pastor Gregg for shedding the light on this topic. So God convicts us, then He offers repentance and through that He refreshes us. When we realize our sin and turn away from it knowing that God is waiting for us, that is true refreshment. I mean, when you repent, don't you feel refreshed and renewed? Through the turning, we are being refreshed because we have a second chance. Praise God for that! Acts 3:19 says, "Therefore repent and return, so that your sins may be wiped away, in order that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord." When we turn from sin and devote ourselves to God, His presence gives us refreshment. Ahh, that's good.
I think it's even better than the wind.
In Him we find refreshment.
Be convicted, repent and be refreshed today!
Today's scripture for read-your-Bible-in-a-year plan is John 9-10.