Acts 3:19: “Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord…”
You may be way ahead of me on this one, but I never noticed the second part of this verse, “So that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord.” That sure sounds like the Lord I know…Refreshing.
I knew we were to repent and be converted so that our sins would be blotted out; however, I never noticed that another promised reward of doing so would be so that times of refreshing would come upon us from God’s presence. I love when I find something new in a verse I’ve read over and over before.
When we repent and call the Lord ours He not only blots out our sins, but refreshes us with His presence. I can think of nothing more refreshing than the presence of the Lord. When I am in His presence I can feel pure joy, peace, love, hope, safety, purity, and salvation.
Are you in need of refreshing? Not only can God give you what you need, but He will. Being saved by grace offers a refreshing that you cannot find anywhere else. Having the Comforter as your King offers a peace that cannot be duplicated.
If you have repented and been converted and you are in need of a time of refreshing, call upon your Savior. He will rain down all that you need. Spend time in His presence and feel His power and His love envelope you now.
Enjoying the perks,