Verse of the Day

Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord, and that he may send the Christ, who he has appointed for you — even Jesus. —Acts 3:19-20

Thoughts on Today’s Verse…

When did you last catch yourself straying from a passionate walk with the Lord? Refreshing times come when we change our hearts and lives to turn our hearts toward Jesus and live for God in our daily lives! This is real repentance. When we repent and live for him, Jesus promised to reveal himself to us and make his home in us (John 14:15-2123-24). When we turn our hearts and lives around in repentance to live for him, we enjoy forgiveness and immediate refreshment now as we look forward to going home to be with him and enjoy our ultimate refreshment with him forever.


My Prayer…

Abba Father, I am consciously turning my life over to you today. I renounce the sin in my life and yearn to live for you. I ask for your forgiveness for any sin that I have committed. I trust you will refresh my spirit through a deeper awareness of Jesus’ lordship and presence in my life today. I pray this, trusting in your promised refreshment and presence. Amen.

Bible References

19 Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord.

20 And he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you:

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  1. Acts 3:19-20
    Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord, and that He may send the Messiah, who has been appointed for you – even Jesus.

    While this verse is directed at the nation of Israel (vs.12), this is also true of every single person who is yet unsaved. Just as the people of Israel will have no peace until they turn to Christ, so it is for every human being. It is only through belief in Him and His bloodshed for sin, that their sins will be wiped out.

    Isaiah 4:22
    “I have swept away your offenses like a cloud, your sins like the morning mist. Return to Me for I have redeemed you.”

    For those of us who already know Christ as Savior, we are to repent of sins in our lives as soon as we are aware of them. Our sins have already been wiped out by the blood of Christ when we accepted Him as Lord and Savior. But our fellowship with God will be hindered if there is no turning away from sinful practices.
    Repentance is not just being sorry for sin. Repentance is acknowledging sin and turning away from it, it is a purpose in our hearts to obey God and live our lives for Him. We will never be refreshed and enjoy our lives if we are living in disobedience to God’s Word. We have the Holy Spirit indwelling us that will bring conviction when we have a sinful way that must be dealt with (1 Thessalonians 1:5).

    I am so thankful for conviction that is brought about by the Holy Spirit when I sin. I want nothing to block God’s anointing on my life. I know from experience that to live in His will for me is the most satisfying thing in life, nothing is more refreshing than to follow Him and nothing is more miserable than to disobey Him and go my own way!

    Father God, thank You for wiping out my sins through the blood of Christ. Thank You for your Spirit that leads, guides, and convicts. Help me to keep my focus fixed on You and to bask and be refreshed in Your light each day. I love You so Abba Father and give You all praise this day, Amen!

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