Monday's Message of Hope

Refreshing Times!
Monday, January 18, 2021 by Penelope Kaye

Hello, dear friend

The weariness of 2020 seems determined to lay claim to 2021. What can we do about it? As I pondered this week’s message, the Lord led me to the term refreshing. I thought it a perfect antidote to this dilemma. While less than twenty verses use a form of refresh, the actual act of or state of being refreshed comes in eight different forms:

  • A day of rest after six days of work (Exodus 23:12, 31:17)
  • After eating a meal (Song of Solomon 2:5)
  • After a long journey (2 Samuel 16:14)
  • Worship (1 Samuel 16:23)
  • Speaking truth (Job 32:20)
  • A faithful messenger (Proverbs 25:31)
  • Repentance (Acts 3:19)
  • Fellowship with other believers (Romans 15:32, 1 Corinthians 16:18, 2 Corinthians 7:13, 2 Timothy 1:16, Philemon 1:7, 20)

I find it interesting that most of our opportunities for refreshing come in or through others. I don’t think that’s an accident. God knows the importance of spending time with people, living life with loved ones and friends, worshiping as the body and bride of Christ.

This week I intend to make time to be refreshed. I hope you do too. You will find it easier to look ahead with joy and hope.

Be blessed in your refreshing this week!

Penelope Kaye

 

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