Tag Archives: Refresh

Three Things

2 Chronicles 7:14 (KJV)

If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

It’s not too late. God still desires you. You can find your way back into His will. If you would do three things, God will bless you in three ways. If you become humble, seek God through prayer and turn away from sin, God will hear your prayers, forgive your sins and heal your soul. Turn back to the Lord and He will deliver you.

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God’s Economy

Proverbs 11:25 (KJV)

The liberal soul shall be made fat: and he that watereth shall be watered also himself.

God’s economy is not like that of the world. Though it may seem contradictory, when we help others, we will be helped ourselves. Don’t be afraid to be generous with your time, talent and treasure. The Bible tells us that God prospers charitable people.

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God Will Make A Way

Water Well

Genesis 21:19 NLT

Then God opened Hagar’s eyes, and she saw a well full of water.  She quickly filled her water container and gave the boy a drink.

Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright © 1996, 2004, 2007 by Tyndale House Foundation

Over the course of our lives, we may find that we face the same difficulties over and over again.  There may be many times when we don’t have enough money to make ends meet or we continually face job stress, even on different jobs with different people.  If we really think about it, we could search the events of our lives and find many examples of where the same problem keeps reoccurring.

However, when we conduct this life search, we may discover that God has continually met us in our same place of need.  Since we have experienced the grace of God in the past, we can have confidence that we may also experience God’s grace in the future.

In Genesis 16:7, we find Hagar, the maidservant of Sarai, in the desert fleeing from Sarai’s mistreatment.  I can imagine that running in the desert would make one thirsty.  We see in this passage that God met Hagar’s need for refreshment by providing her with a spring of water.  Genesis 16:7 states that the angel of the LORD found Hagar near a spring in the desert.

In Genesis 21:19, we again find Hagar roaming in the desert.  This time it was because Abraham had sent both Hagar and her son away.  When Hagar had run out of water, she cried for she feared that her son, Ishmael, would surely die.  Ishmael must have also been crying because the passage states that God heard the boy crying.  Again, God made a way for Hagar.  The passage states that God opened Hagar’s eyes and she saw a well of water.  Again, when Hagar was in need of water, God provided for her, even in a desert place.

God constantly meets our needs.  Sometimes, all we have to do is ask God to open our eyes so that we may see His blessings.  We will perpetually experience difficulties in our lives, but time and time again, we can trust that God will be there for us and make a way.

More Than Greek Alphabets

Greek Bible Text

Revelation 21:6 NIV
He said to me: “It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To him who is thirsty I will give to drink without cost from the spring of the water of life.

Scripture tells us that the steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord. Through prayer, our desires are born. God wants to fulfill every step, every goal, every accomplishment that He sets in our heart. In this way, all of our good works start with God. If this is the case, then we should have peace in knowing that what God begins He can and will certainly finish.

When we follow what God places in our heart, we can be sure of a good conclusion. Although it may seem as though the seed that He plants in our heart is not much, we don‘t know what the full maturity of that seed may be. That seed may grow to become a blessing that not only fills our basket but also overflows to fill the baskets of others. If we are obedient to the Word of God and follow through with the desires and plans that He places within our spirit, we can have great expectation that what begins as a small seed may become an abundance of blessings. We would do well to remember that big things are born of small things. A chicken is first an egg. A tree springs forth from just one seed. A great and mighty king begins his life as a helpless baby. Taking that first step of faith is how big dreams come to pass.

Don’t let fear of change, fear of others opinions, or even the fear of success stop you from beginning a good work. The result is not in our hands. The result belongs to God.

Along the way, we may get tired, overwhelmed, anxious or afraid. However, we can find refreshment in God’s water well. He will refresh us when we are thirsty so that we can continue with His plans. When the path gets rough and the journey gets long, remember that God is both the initiator and the completer. He will bring His desires for us to a good conclusion.

Pray over the things you believe God has placed in your heart. Turn those ideas over to Him and await His instructions. If the Holy Spirit directs you to start, go ahead and take the first step in faith. Remember that God is the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End.