There have been several times lately that my emotions have wanted to drag me into a self-pity/depression mode, and I hear the enemy's voice telling me how many things I lack or how impossible the circumstances are that we face. Today I woke up from a short nap (last night was a long night due to staying out late and a teething baby), and I was feeling terrible emotionally. Everything I was hearing was coming from the pit of Hell, because everything was telling me to be miserable.
We have a theme for our house, and that theme is "Refreshing." We have been blessed with some cool things that make our home physically refreshing. We have a desire for our home to be a place of spiritual refreshing. I have a goal of treating my family in a refreshing manner. Today we bought a used sound system from some people who are moving back to North America. Didn't think much of it, but I hooked it up and was amazed by the sound. I played a Keith Green album. His passion for Jesus and his genuineness are evident in his songs. I worshipped "with" him, as I know he couldn't perform, but only could worship when he played. God's Spirit ministered to me and brought a spirit of repentance as the tears flowed. It was a sweet time. Timbrel walked in and saw the situation and asked, "Who knew that even a sound system would be so refreshing?"
"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