Times for Refreshing
Pastor Brenda Kunneman
There are moments when everyone needs to be strengthened and refreshed. Sometimes we get caught up in the busy demands of life and don’t even realize we are getting bogged down spiritually, emotionally and physically. Times for receiving a refreshing are necessary. Otherwise, we risk falling into undue stress.
In fact, time set aside for refreshing was a practice that God instituted from the very beginning. When God created the world for six days, He set the seventh day aside for rest. Talking about creation, Exodus 31:17 says “and on the seventh day he rested, and was refreshed.” Even God needed times for refreshing. Set aside times for you to be refreshed in all areas of life.
You can obtain spiritual refreshing by setting aside extended time to just focus on spiritual things. You can enjoy emotional and physical refreshing by taking some time off work or doing something fun. It is also important to identify the things in your life that are preventing you from experiencing refreshing. Perhaps some things should be eliminated if they are constantly stealing from you. Then lastly ask the Lord by faith to give you supernatural times and experiences of refreshing. Acts 3:19, says there are “times of refreshing that shall come from the presence of the Lord.”