Given a choice, most people want fresh: fresh produce, fresh coffee, fresh air, fresh ideas, fresh perspective, fresh faith--it’s just better. But, freshness in your spiritual life doesn’t happen automatically or by accident; it has to be cultivated. Counterfeit pathways to internal freshness we desire are advertised all around us, yet the real thing only comes one way.
Romans 12:2 says, “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind.
The truth of this verse is simple but profound. Our minds must be renewed, and this renewal has a singular source. The prophet Isaiah wrote, “They who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength.” The freshness all of us long for, and the strength we need to pervade every area of our lives begins with being in the presence of God. Ask God to fill you with fresh faith, fresh passion, fresh enthusiasm, and fresh perspective, and then watch that freshness spill out into everything you do. Charles Spurgeon said it well when he wrote, “We should pray to God that we may do everything freshly.”
During this 21 Days of Fasting and Prayer, take time to wait on God and watch as He brings freshness into your life!