EXPERIENCING HIS REFRESHING
Acts 13:1 Now in the church that was at Antioch there were certain prophets and teachers: Barnabas, Simeon who was called Niger, Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen who had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch, and Saul. 2 As they ministered to the Lord and fasted, the Holy Spirit said, “Now separate to Me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.” 3 Then, having fasted and prayed, and laid hands on them, they sent them away.
WHEN IT COMES TO DIRECTION AND SPIRITUAL THINGS THEY ARE NOT INSTANT
MINISTERING TO AND SEEKING THE LORD IS NEVER WASTED TIME.
YOUR CALL AND PURPOSE IN LIFE IS GOD ORDAINED. GOD HAS A PLACE FOR YOU AND GRACES FOR YOU TO DO SPECIFIC THINGS.
Acts 3:19 Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord,
WE ARE SPIRIT BEINGS AND WE CAN BE AWARE OF THINGS BEYOND THE PHYSICAL.
WE BECOME MORE AWARE OF HIM BY FOCUSING ON AND MINISTERING TO HIM.
MSG Ps 73:28 But I’m in the very presence of God — oh, how refreshing it is!
Psalm 16:11 You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.
IT SHOULD NOT BE SUPRISING THAT YOU CAN BE REFRESHED AND REVIVIED IN THE PRESENCE OF THE LORD
PEOPLE ARE DOING THINGS REGULARLY THAT ARE DRAINING THEM.
THE DEVIL WOULD LOVE TO KEEP US IN A WEAKEND CONDITION ALL THE TIME… NO FAITH AND EASILY DEFEATED
Isaiah 40:28 Have you not known? Have you not heard? The everlasting God, the Lord, The Creator of the ends of the earth, Neither faints nor is weary. His understanding is unsearchable. 29 He gives power to the weak, And to those who have no might He increases strength.
TLB – “He gives power to the tired and worn out, and strength to the weak”
30 Even the youths shall faint and be weary, And the young men shall utterly fall, 31But those who wait on the Lord Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint.
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO MINISTER TO THE LORD? TO WAIT ON LIKE A SERVER WAIT’S ON A TABLE.
NLT Ps 34:8 Taste and see that the Lord is good. Oh, the joys of those who take refuge in him!