Renewal


cchrisholland

Spiritual power depends on daily renewal. In Jesus’ ministry, there was a consistent pattern like the one recorded in Luke 5. Consider the leper’s question and what happens next:

““Lord if You are willing, You can make me clean.” Then He put out His hand and touched him, saying, “I am willing; be cleansed.”” – Luke 5:12b-13 NKJV

Afterwards, the leper spread the story (against Jesus’ instructions) and the crowds grew even bigger. And as they did, an important note is included in the narrative:

“So He Himself often withdrew into the wilderness and prayed.” – Luke 5:16 NKJV

There are many things Jesus modeled for us and a very important discipline was His time to be refreshed in spirit. He always made the effort for renewal time with His Father. As a disciple, there must be time for spiritual renewal. It may look different from one believer to the…

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