Spiritual Refreshment

REFRESH:

  1. Gain physical and emotional rest in order to make (a person) feel stronger and more energetic
  2. To renew, revive, and invigorate spiritually

We all need refreshment- we can grow weak in our bodies (or at least less energetic), and according to Romans 12: 2 we also need to renew our minds. It is imperative that we take care of our bodies- the temple of the Holy Spirit- and at the same time remember that spiritual renewal must be a priority. Minds that are transformed by God’s word enable us to grow spiritually strong and faithful; and even contribute to our physical well-being.

Two major sources of renewal/refreshment are spoken about in the Bible:

First, the Lord, who sees our struggles provides refreshment perfectly suited to our needs. Acts 3: 19 states, “Repent therefore and return,that your sins may be wiped away, in order that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord” and Jeremiah 31: 25 says, ” For I satisfy the weary ones and refresh everyone who languishes.” Furthermore, as we have read in an earlier post, Jesus beckons us to come to Him when we are weary so that He might provide rest (Mt. 11: 28).

A second source is…us! Paul wrote to the Roman believers that he wanted to come to them and “find refreshing in [their] company” (Romans 15:31); and to Philemon, “For I come to have much joy and comfort in your love, because the hearts of the saints have been refreshed through you” (Philemon 1:7). What a blessing it could be to know that we provide refreshment for the hearts of our friends and family! As indicated in Hebrews 10:25, we need to build each other up even more as Christ’s return draws near.

Please click on the following link for a musical message. Thanks to Diane M. for the selection!

https://youtu.be/KNOjEeZsxXg%3Cbr