Wednesday, September 26, 2012

that's refreshing


There are all different kinds of times where I am refreshed.  There are short times when a breath of fresh air gives you an extra push forward.  There are other times when an extended get away or happening allows you to be refreshed and gain perspective.  The fact is we need times of refreshing.

I’ve said it.  You and I have heard others say it.  That’s refreshing. 

Then times of refreshment will come from the presence of the Lord, and he will again send you Jesus, your appointed Messiah.

When we spend time with God there are times of refreshing that come that last longer than the nap you took or the meal that hit the spot.  God desires to refresh us to do that often.  He made our bodies with a need for rest.  Through the Ten Commandments God taught us to take a day to worship and not to work.  Doctors and scientist have proven the facts of how rest and refreshing are necessary for health and life.

There are also people that you are around that bring refreshment to your life.  There are other people who suck the life and energy and even the joy out of you.  We need those people who help us and guide us in the right direction.

Your love has given me much joy and comfort, my brother, for your kindness has often refreshed the hearts of God’s people.

Who are the people that refresh you?

Trustworthy messengers refresh like snow in summer. They revive the spirit of their employer.

What are the truths that refresh you?

The generous will prosper; those who refresh others will themselves be refreshed.

That is a different kind of refreshing.  But that kind of refreshing is very important to me as I believe that when we serve others God will help us find our purpose and give us a reason to live and to serve.

We all need to be refreshed.  Find some people that refresh you and chose to spend some time with them.  Chose situations that refresh you and put those on your calendar.  Do something for someone else that will refresh them.  May God help all of us find that “ahhhhhh” moment where we say “that’s refreshing”.

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