This book is dedicated to all the farmers and ranchers that raise the animals, fruits and vegetables that we need to keep our families healthy and moving forward in life.
Introduction to the Week of Months Series
As I spent time with God each day over a period of months, it transformed my understanding of the reality of God through experience. Being older, God and I go back a ways. While my ability to stay focused has been challenged, God as always has stayed the course of being a loving Father. And there have been numerous miracles. When I started my family lived in a one room efficiency apartment. Today we have a house in the country on three acres we are buying, paying little more than for that apartment! My daughter was deathly allergic to peanuts. Suddenly, that was gone, and now her favorite sandwich is peanut butter and jelly. While this may not sound like much to us adults, it was a big deal to a 10 year old. And the list goes on. Please do not take this wrong and think that somehow by some formula you will be able to get God to move on your behalf. The point is He already is and wants to be, and if we can connect and plug in to what He is doing, then we experience life as God meant it to be, based on an opportunity to walk down that path with me. God has a pattern to His creation we can discover in our walk with Him.
Introduction to Daily Devotional: Refreshing
I recorded a portion of what occurred on my daily devotional journey, and that is the book you are now reading. This book is the sixth book in the series, “Week of Months”, and was written over that period of months by spending time with God each day. Each day had a different theme to it. Having previously written “Daily Devotional: Heart of the Nation” from prayers and visions I had experienced, it occurred to me that others may benefit from having a pattern of daily prayer to follow.
Having a cool drink of fresh water on a hot day - that is truly a Refreshing experience. time with God is like that for us as believers. When life heats up, or we feel dry and parched spiritually, God is there. Like that cool and Refreshing drink on a hot day. God is in the business of Refreshing our souls. He wants to renew our minds with His words in the scriptures daily. He wants us to experience the joy that is only found in Him and with Him. We can drink His living waters and feel that Refreshing deep within us.
Animals always bring out in me a feeling of compassion and comfort. There is something about them that can be very calming for us. The image on the cover of this book reminds me of just such an experience, and also of our God providing for His creation. Imagine the Refreshing these horses are experiencing, not caring for anything at the moment but getting that cool and refreshing drink. We can be like that too if we will spend time with our God to experience His refreshing, if we will but take time with Him to drink the living waters. As you look at this image and read these words, it is my hope that you will spend time with God, and experience His Refreshing.
To God be the glory!