Refreshing

Weeks of rain this winter has refreshed the Arizona desert and the beauty of the wildflowers scatter the mountain trails. As an avid hiker it’s amazing to see the changes in the landscape with just a little bit of rain. A few weeks ago while hiking I wanted to take time to soak in the beauty of the desert that was in full bloom and so green. I began to consider the refreshing work of God in our lives. We go to a women’s conference or a retreat, a worship service or prayer meeting, we meet with a friend or spend time alone; whatever refreshes our souls and we look like the desert in springtime. But just like the heat of the sun begins to dull the desert colors and the flowers wilt; life can do the same to our soul if we do not consistently experience refreshing. We can’t rely on conferences, retreats, or other people to keep us refreshed; rather refreshing comes from spending time alone with God. There is nothing that can take the place of the presence of the Lord as we come face to face with Him we experience the renewing of our soul and spirit.

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

Prayer: Lord I need you so desperately, renew and refresh me today with your presence and your word.

From my heart to yours,

DaNetta Fernandez

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Author: DaNetta

DaNetta is a graduate of LIFE Bible College with a Pastoral Degree. She has a passion for missions and served as the Honduras Mission Coordinator for 16 years. She enjoys teaching women and classes that encourage and equip the Body of Christ. Her husband Mario and her have been married for 33 years and presently are the campus pastors at VCNPs first Multi-Site in NW Peoria. She enjoys hiking, traveling, documentaries and her family. She has three amazing adult children, a beautiful daughter-in-law and two adorable grandchildren.

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  1. We definitely need the refreshing Spirit of God at all times but especially now with the hot summer looming ahead of us. Some of God’s greatest artistic beauty is found in our desert.

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