Want Refreshment?

I’ve spent a good amount of time outside over these last few hot days and it always makes me crave some serious cool refreshment (thank God for A/C and cold water!). But I also want spiritual refreshment. I want to sense vitality in my relationship with God in a meaningful way. Thankfully, God’s word points me in the right direction.

I recently studied Proverbs 3:5-8 and saw some great truths emerge, just based on the structure of the passage, on how to be refreshed. Here’s how I wrote it out in my journal:

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and

do not lean on your own understanding.

In all your ways acknowledge him, and

he will make straight your paths.

Be not wise in your own eyes;

fear the Lord, and

turn away from evil.

It will be healing to your flesh and

refreshment to your bones.

You want refreshment? Did you catch how it comes? It comes through Confidence in God: 1) trusting in the Lord, 2) acknowledging him, 3) fearing him and Turning Away from Sin: 1) do not lean on your own understanding, 2) don’t be wise in your own eyes, and 3) turn away from evil.

May we be people who are trusting God deeply and repenting constantly that we may receive abundant refreshment of grace.

  1. #1 by Alex Murray on August 24, 2009 - 5:59 pm

    Spiritual Refreshment is something every Christian seeks but only the few who renew their mind will ever receive it from the LORD. A certain video that i would recommend to soothe the mind and refresh the spirit is Two Rooms by John Lynch. In it Mr. Lynch compares following/trusting God and pleasing God. If you have time try to get your hands on it and watch it. You will not be dissapointed…

  2. #2 by Melissa on August 24, 2009 - 9:41 pm

    A refreshing post…I love Proverbs 3:5-6. As a person who has a tendency to ‘lean on [my] own understanding,” it is important for me to go back to that verse again and again. I need to attach verse 7 to it now when think on it, that really brings the teaching full circle. Thanks! :- )

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