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Shield Daily Devotional  

Day 130

Years ago I saw a commercial for a particular brand of ice tea. In the commercial you saw someone standing at the edge of a pool and they took a drink of the tea. Then they relaxed and spread out their arms with a smile on their face and they fell back into a refreshing pool of water. It was said that they took a plunge. How incredible it would be for us to plunge ourselves into the Holy Spirit and allow Him to refresh us.

Acts 3:19 says: "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." Matthew Poole's Commentary says of this verse: " Times of refreshing; or times of cooling; as afflictions are called a fiery trial, so deliverance from them is a season of refreshing or cooling. Such a time of refreshing shall come in this life, commonly from many troubles; but when this life ends, a deliverance comes from all afflictions to them that truly fear and serve God." There is a refreshing or cooling off from our problems when we live a life of repentance.

Today you are standing at the edge of a Holy Spirit refreshing. Examine yourself and repent (change your mind and action about whatever you need to drop from your life or add to your life) and take the plunge into the living waters of refreshment. You will be refreshed in the day when you do!
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