Yes, God is a “re”doer of everything in our lives, when we open our hearts in full surrender to Him. God …
– – removes
– – renews
– – restores
– – refills
– – refreshes
– – revives
This is not just a one-time thing God does, but, something He continues to do as we return to Him each day, He responds with the same, supernatural resurrection power that raised Jesus from the dead. (Romans 8:11)!
Repent, receive, and remember.
REPENT: So repent (change your mind and purpose); turn around and return to God, that your sins may be erased (blotted out, wiped clean), that times of refreshing (of recovering from the effects of heat, of reviving with fresh air) may come from the presence of the Lord. Acts 3:19*
Receive His forgiveness and the Holy Spirit. Change your views and purpose to accept the will of God in your inner selves instead of rejecting it, and be baptized, everyone of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of and release from your sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. Acts 2:38*
Remember all that God has forgiven you of, provided for you, and brought you through. Great is His faithfulness!
Even through pain, suffering, loss, and grief, remember God’s goodness, mercy, and blessings. “Yet I still dare to hope when I remember this: The faithful love of the Lord never ends! His mercies never cease. Great is His faithfulness; His mercies begin afresh each morning. I said to myself, “the Lord is my inheritance; therefore, I will hope in Him!” The Lord is good to those who depend on Him, to those who search for Him.” Lamentations 3:21-25
Repent, receive, and remember – only God can redeem us from our sin, renew our strength by His Spirit, and resurrect us from death to life abundantly and eternally!
A Prayer of Thanks: Thank You, Lord, for Your amazing love, grace and forgiveness in my life. Thank You for redeeming my life, removing my guilt and shame, renewing my mind and strength, restoring my soul, refilling me with Your Spirit, refreshing me as I wait in Your presence, and reviving my passion to live for You every day of my life. Thank You for being a good, good Father. Amen.
*Amplified Bible See also Psalm 23 and 103 for all the reminders of God’s redemption in our lives. “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though He may die, he shall live. And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?” Jesus (John 11:25)
About the Author: Jennifer Morrow has been involved in the ministries of intercession and worship dance for over 20 years. She is the founder of Restoration Arts Dance, and is blessed with the privilege and joy of teaching dance at a Christ centered, non-profit studio. She loves studying and teaching The Word, helping others experience God's presence through worship and His Word, writing and speaking. Jennifer and her husband, David, have been married 33 years and are members of Church of the Highlands in Birmingham, AL, where they both serve on the Dream Team through prayer, production, and leading small groups. They have 2 adult children, Jordan and Kristen. Jennifer blogs @ www.ponderit.org as a writer in training!
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