Freshly Refreshed

So many people have used these words to me. Fresh…your grief is still so fresh…. So I decided to look up the word fresh and then refresh, in scripture. I just used the small concordance in my Amplified version.

Because you might also need refreshing, I am sharing what I learned with you.

Psalm 23:2. He makes me lie down in fresh pastures. As a kid, I lay in the fresh pastures at our farm, inhaling the intoxicating blooms alfalfa and clover. My bed of greens cushioned and comforted and I could see the blue of the heavens above. Today God offers cushioning and comfort when we fix our eyes on him. Verse 3 adds this note. This peace happens not because we are worth it, but because it is God’s very nature to offer it.

Song of Solomon 2:5– Refresh me with apples, sustain me with raisins for I am sick with love. I guess you can say that I am sick with love…missing my Honey, but proper eating will make a difference in how I feel physically.

It is three weeks since Ron went to be with Jesus. I’ve read a ton of books that say you can change a habit in 21 days. Stop smoking, lose weight, stop biting your nails. Don’t you believe it. 21 days have not made me prefer living without him and I doubt another 21 will either.

Isaiah 28:12– this verse seems to refer back to #10. True refreshing comes from God’s Word, precept upon precept, line upon line….

Acts 3:19-Repent, because revival and refreshing comes from the presence of the Lord. Now we all knew this, right, but  a reminder didn’t hurt me and likely won’t bother you any.

Brenda J Wood

http://heartfeltdevotionals.wordpress.com

8 thoughts on “Freshly Refreshed

  1. Hey Brenda!
    You are getting to be a morning ritual for me. Thanks for the refresher. I am always happy for lovers who find each other on this planet as you and Ron did. I think you made his life heaven on earth as he made yours. True, in heaven he will have all the scrambled eggs he wants, but you can be sure God’s gonna make ’em just like you did till you get there yourself and can take over! Have a great day Rob Wells (Delaware)

  2. Brenda, I look forward to receiving your blog every day. You have so often given me encouragement that I needed that particular day. Thankyou for listening to God’s call on your life and for sharing your life with others… I know it’s making a difference in my life! You are precious!

  3. Brenda,
    I think of you often and pray. I am blessed and feel privileged that you share your journey with your readers. I am encouraged by your outlook everytime I open one of your entries.
    May all God’s comfort surround you today.

  4. You are so inspiring, and so strong. My partner didn’t pass away and I certainly didn’t get to spend a lifetime with him, but he’s been gone for 5 years & 113 days and I still miss him every minute. I wish I had strength like you.

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