We had an awesome night of prayer and worship with our church. http://www.canvas-sf.org/ ! A word that was spoken was RESTORATION which is defined: "the process of repairing or renovating a building, work of art, vehicle, etc., so as to restore it to its original condition." -GOOGLE. Hmm, then I thought - 'original condition'? Well-I don't want to be restored to my original condition - I want to be RENEWED which is defined: "give fresh life or strength to" -GOOGLE. Ah - that's better. Fresh life and strength. How amazing does that sound?
We are always growing. Always evolving. Striving day after day to become more like Jesus. It's not easy, it's not always fun, and it's some times hard work, but the pay off is oh so worth it. And as we are renewed it becomes easier, and we get a little bit wiser.
I'm reminded of a verse - Isaiah 40:31 (MSG) "But those who wait upon God get FRESH STRENGTH..." Daaang. Hecka refreshing yes?
As you go on into your work week - remember God is always waiting to refresh you. He knows your heart, He knows your struggles. He just wants to embrace you and comfort you. Get that Fresh Strength from our Lord!!