Read: Romans 8:1-2
There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death.
It’s been a long week so far and I am feeling a little worn down. Maybe you can relate. When was the last time you felt refreshed or renewed? It’s difficult to put into words, but I can point to specific moments that have changed me along the way. Some times have been joyful and others have been devastating, but each of those times has drawn me closer to my relationship with Christ.
I remember playing this song over and over again on a couple of occasions in the last decade or so – especially at times of brokenness as I listened to Keith Green’s passionate plea:
Rushing wind, blow through this temple,
Blowing out the dust within;
Come and breathe your breath upon me:
I’ve been born again.
Holy Spirit, I surrender;
take me where you want to go.
Plant me by your living water,
Plant me deep so I can grow.
Jesus, you’re the one who sets my spirit free;
Use me, Lord; glorify your Holy Name through me.
Separate me from this world, Lord;
Sanctify my life for you.
Daily change me to your image,
Help me bear good fruit.
Maybe you feel a little dusty or in need of a personal surrender. Or maybe just a fresh breath of life at the end of the week. Let’s take some time for renewal.