“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,”
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Acts 3:1-26 Bible in a Year:
AUDIO VERSIONTIME OF REFRESHINGThe time of refreshing is the immediate comfort we can expect when we repent and accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior.
“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,” Acts 3:19
Refreshing comes from being in the presence of the Lord and from the Holy Spirit. Your sins are forgiven as if they never existed when you receive a refreshing from the Lord. This is an incredible and incomprehensible exchange for our sins.
In our human nature, we want our actions to follow a genuine heart to change, but we will fail. We must continually turn back to God, remember all He has done for us, and hold onto the anchor of His hope.
“The LORD takes pleasure in those who fear Him, In those who hope in His mercy.” Psalm 147:11
One way you can be refreshed is to praise God regardless of how you feel and what is happening around you.
“Therefore by Him let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His name.” Hebrews 13:15
Take a moment to remember when you first met Jesus and the feeling of “refreshing” that came with finding joy in the Lord in the middle of your circumstances, past failures, and hurt.
Do you feel refreshed today?Do you need Prayer? We are here to pray with you.
“Heavenly Father, my heart is filled with praise to You for all You have provided for life. I will praise You at all times, Your praise shall continually be in my mouth. I will praise You regardless of how I feel and what is happening around me. With Your promises in my mouth and submitted to Your will, I will praise You with my life. In Jesus’ name, Amen.”
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