Grande Prairie Abundant Living Expert – Pastor Phillip Robe-From

The Need for a Refresh

What is one of the best ways to make a room look better?  A new coat of pain usually gives it a ‘refresh.’  Dull, dated colors are replaced by more preferable hues and as the scratches yield to a fresh paint job, everyone agrees that it’s an improvement.

When a web page just won’t load due to errors and bugs, a savvy tech user knows all one has to do is press the refresh button.  It’s a little arrow that goes in a circle.  The web page loads again and usually loads correctly.  It was stuck.  The refresh gets it unstuck.

As the calendar changes from 2019 to 2020, I’ve been feeling the need for a refresh.  I’m thinking about more than a coat of paint or reload of a webpage.  Everyone needs a refreshing from time to time because it’s easy to get in a rut.  Repeatedly going to work, raising a family, finding something for supper, and just plain old life can cause you to feel stuck.

The hindrance to inspiration is the day to day routines of life.  Great vision and plans can be derailed by the daily grind.  Many people see the need for a refresh in their eating habits or exercise routine.  Others may seek a renewing of their marriage or commitment to family.  Some may feel a need for a refresh of their spiritual habits.

A refreshing involves repentance.  Repentance simply means a change of mind, heart, and actions.  When we repent, we decide to go in a new direction.  Destructive habits are replaced by beneficial disciplines.

When is the last time you disconnected from the mundane and refreshed a connection commitment to the divine?  Every area of your life can be examined for a refresh.  A refresh can provide clarity and purpose to your life.  An intentential refreshing.

We examine what a refreshing means for you in the coming months.  You might just benefit from getting refreshed.

Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord.  And he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you.

Acts 3:19-20

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