"Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;"
(Titus 3:5 KJV)
"The dew is a source of freshness. It is nature's provision for renewing the face of the earth. It falls at night, and without it vegetation would die. It is this great renewal value of the dew that is
so often recognized in the Scriptures and used as a symbol of spiritual refreshment. Just as nature is bathed in dew, the Lord renews His people (if they will but listen and turn to Him). In Titus 3:5 the same thought of spiritual refreshment is connected with the ministry of the Holy Spirit.
"Many Christian workers do not recognize the importance of the heavenly dew in their lives, and as a result lack freshness and energy. Their spirits are withered and droopy for lack of dew.
"You recognize the folly of a laborer attempting to work all day without eating, but do you recognize the folly of a servant of God attempting to minister without eating of the heavenly manna? Neither is it sufficient to have spiritual nourishment only occasionally. Every day you must receive the "renewal by the Holy Spirit." You know the difference between your whole being pulsating with the energy and freshness of God's divine life or feeling worn out and weary.
"Quietness and stillness bring the dew. Spiritual dew comes from quietly lingering in the Master's presence. Get still before Him, for haste will prevent you from receiving the dew. Wait before God until you feel saturated with His presence. Then move on to your next job with the awareness of the freshness and energy of Christ." By Dr. Pardington. Written in "Streams in the Desert" in 1997.
Our God is Awesome and wants us all to receive His "Spiritual Dew" of renewal and regeneration, as we all come to a time of need, so we can again feel the love and strength He gives us to continue His work. So get quiet and still. Talk to Him and let your concerns roll on Him. He sees your work and knows all that you do.
If you are a Christian who has strayed away from Our Awesome God or someone who has never been a Christian or a person who needs to help minister to others, join us at Living Word Baptist Church on Sunday at 10:30 AM for worship and at 6:00 PM we have AWANA for children until 7:30 PM and Bible Study. On Wednesdays, we meet at 7:00 PM for Prayer Requests, and a Bible Study follows until 8:00 PM. We welcome all people and love them!
Flo & Bill