Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord. Acts 3:19 (NIV)

What does it mean to be refreshed? It is to be revived, enlivened, invigorated, rejuvenated, energized, restored, recharged, or revitalized. A meager cup of lukewarm coffee comes alive with taste and satisfaction when mixed with freshly brewed beans. A lukewarm life is warmed and encouraged when refreshed with words of encouragement and acts of kindness. Everyone we meet can be a candidate for refreshment.

Our faith cools down when Christ seems silent and circumstances continue to crumble, but a sincere prayer from a righteous friend restores and warms our confidence. Our hope feels deferred in the face of disappointment and rejection, but we are energized by the acceptance and love of a community of believers in Jesus. Hope loves company. Seek refreshment from your Savior and His followers. Be refreshed so you can refresh others.

Boyd Bailey, Two Minutes in the BibleTM through Proverbs: A 90-Day Devotional (Eugene, OR: Harvest House Publishers, 2015), 71.

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