Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Refreshment from God

"He leads me beside the still water. He restores my soul.” Psalm 23:3-3

Painters often depict images of quiet streams of water, tall trees, and sunlight streaming through the leaves. When you see paintings like that, you imagine rest and relaxation and can almost hear the tiny noises the water makes. If you have visited parks and walked beside gently flowing water, you felt tension draining out of your body as you watched and listened.

God paints the same picture to tell you the kind of rejuvenation only He can do in you. In Psalm 23, He uses the imagery of quiet water to describe a place where you become refreshed from the inside out. This renewing is vital for everyone. God promises to address the worn-down and worn-out parts inside you by pouring new life into you.

This refreshing is for you. You need it. Life often brings rapids and white water into your life that leaves little time to rest and quench your thirst. When you pray, picture the quiet place God takes you. Let the tiredness you feel flow out, pray and receive a fresh flow of energy and focus. In the quiet place where you meet with God, recharge with His peace and love. Linger there and go back to the demands of your life filled once again.

Make time to meet with God in prayer. In that quiet place, let Him refresh your soul and give you new life.

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10 comments:

hennhouse said...

What a calming, beautiful image and verse. Thank you. Happy WFW!

LauraLee Shaw said...

This is wonderful. The picture and the teaching. Water is an amazing thing for sure. I like that you pointed out how it can be a calming thing AND a magnificent thing too. Showers will come and we will pass through waters, but the state of our heart when we do so will affect how we receive it. You got me thinkin this morning. Thank you!

Amydeanne said...

i'm so glad he can rejuvenate us!! the way he only can!

God Bless Michelle!

luvmy4sons said...

There is nothing like the sweet touch of God's Spirit to your soul! Amen!

Laurie Ann said...

Beautiful image through picture and post, and great choice for this verse! Thanks so much for sharing. Makes me want to go home and sit in my quiet time corner recliner. Happy WFW!

Susan said...

Oh, I liked this, He'll refresh us INSIDE OUT!!

Thank you sweet Jesus.

Blessings to you this WFW♥

Melanie said...

I'm so glad you shared this today, Michele. I am so thankful that God restores and refreshes us.

Happy WFW!

Marsha said...

Beautiful, sis!

Denise said...

Amen my friend.

Donetta said...

I am on my way there now. Thank you.