Sometimes we just need a re-do. The burdens caused by this fallen world rest heavy on shoulders. It is time to Re-Fresh…
Like diving into clear water and coming up to sunshine and light breeze. The re-fresing we seek isn’t only outward, it’s soul-deep. Down where pools of joy always are but sometimes forgotten. To dance upon disappointment, where happiness has faded, but where joy is – because He is always making all things new.
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!” (2Corinthians 5:17 NIV)
We forget – we are made new. All these pressures want us to feel stale, worn out, without hope. But that is not us! We are children of God and His mercies are new every morning. We don’t have to wait for Christ’s return to be made new, to re-fresh. We are new creations and it is to us to: “…throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.” (Hebrews 12:1b NIV)
“Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before Him…” (Hebrews 12:2a NIV) What is this joy before Him? You, me with Him – forever, starting now.
And He “…endured the cross , scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider Him who encured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.” (Hebrews 12:2b-3 NIV)
Don’t lose heart, dear one, we are here for each other. The body of believers, brought together in our common hope in Christ, to re-fresh each other as He re-freshes us.
“The righteous will flourish like a palm tree…they will flourish in the courts of our God…they will stay fresh and green…” (Psalm 92:12-14 NIV) Not just someday – now – because He is ours, and we are His.
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