Be a Refresher !!

Yesterday we enjoyed something very refreshing: being back in our own church !  After being away for a little over a week we had visited other churches on our vacation but it’s never quite the same despite meeting new brothers and sisters in Christ and seeing how other churches do things. After the service we all enjoyed a time of fellowship around the dinner tables to top off the day together.  We had also during the service, started a new series in Ephesians, a book which talks much about being IN Christ.  And I guess that’s the thing, I find when there is the opportunity to fellowship with other believers you enjoy more than some good laughs and interesting conversation, you catch a glimpse of the Lord in the lives of others !

Paul wrote about this in a prayer he had for his spiritual siblings: “For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. . .that Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith. . . ” (Eph.3:14-17).  As we simply live our lives by means of faith in His Word, He becomes more evident through our lives and not only do we benefit and God gets glorified but others around us enjoy a glimpse of Him IN us !!  So today, strive to keep living by faith.  Ask for His strength to live godly, if you make a misstep immediately confess it as the sin it is and enjoy His forgiveness (1Jn.1:9)and get back in the race (Heb.12:1-3), take a little time to read and meditate on His Word (Josh.1:8) to keep renewing your mind (Rom.12:2) and as you are you will indeed be a blessing to those around you and in the process glorify our Savior too !!!

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