(You Can Maintain A Fresh Spirit Every Day)
TO THE BIBLE: 2 Corinthians 2:15-16 TLB
“As far as God is concerned there is a sweet, wholesome fragrance in our lives. It is the fragrance of Christ within us, an aroma to both the saved and the unsaved all around us… we are a life-giving perfume….”
The Oxford English Dictionary defines the word ‘fresh’ as ‘not stale, musty, or faded’ or ‘pure, untainted, refreshing.’ This gives an impression of health rather than luxury. We all require certain things to be fresh. We need fresh air and water daily.
It’s amazing the wonderful effects fresh air and clean water have on us. We need to wear fresh clothes and keep our homes and surroundings clean and fresh.
Acts 3:19 KJV says “…the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord.” Just like the Lord, your presence in a place ought to bring refreshing; it ought to clean up and gladden the hearts of people around with the sweetness and grace of God. It ought to uplift and strengthen the weak. This is why you must maintain a fresh spirit daily.
As you pray every day, lifting up holy hands in worship, you create an atmosphere that’s full of the presence of God. Your sacrifice goes up to Him as sweet-smelling incense. You stay fresh in God’s presence that way.
Don’t pollute your mind by digesting wrong materials or entertaining worldly friends who have nothing to offer but things that corrupt the human soul. Stay fresh in your spirit so God’s Word can affect you, and you in turn can affect your world for Jesus!
Psalm 16:11; 1 Thessalonians 5:23
Heavenly Father, as I stay in Your presence where there is fullness of joy and pleasures forever, I will remain untainted, pure, unerring and blameless. My heart will remain sincere, certain and unsullied; I will not stumble nor cause others to stumble, as I approach the day of the Lord’s return, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Daily Bible Reading
Luke 23:26-49, 2 Samuel 4-6
Mark 6:14-29, Numbers 2
Spend time today fellowshipping with the Lord, and enjoy His presence. Get refreshed as you pray in other tongues, and declare the Word of God.
Rev. Chris Oyakhilome D.Sc., D.D, the President of LoveWorld Inc. , a dynamic, multifaceted, global ministry, is the author of Rhapsody of Realities, the world’s #1 daily devotional, and more than 30 other books. He’s a dedicated minister of God’s Word whose message has brought the reality of the divine life to the hearts of many.
Millions have been affected by his television broadcast, “Atmosphere For Miracles,” which brings God’s divine presence right into people’s homes. The scope of his television ministry extends throughout the world with LoveWorld satellite television networks delivering qualitative Christian programming to a global audience.
At the world-renowned Healing School, he manifests the healing works of Jesus Christ and has helped many receive healing through the operation of the gifts of the Spirit.
Pastor Chris has a passion to reach the peoples of the world with God’s presence—a divine commission he’s fulfilled for more than 30 years through various outreaches, crusades, as well as several other platforms that have helped millions experience a victorious and purposeful life in God’s Word.