19 Therefore repent and return, so that your sins may be wiped away, in order that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord; 20 and that He may send Jesus, the Christ appointed for you, 21 whom heaven must receive until the period of restoration of all things about which God spoke by the mouth of His holy prophets from ancient time.
Acts 3:19-21 NASB
Sin is that nasty stuff that keeps us away from the presence of God. But He has made a way for us to “return” to Him. Repent! That means you turn away from the sin you engaged in. You have to let that sin go and take up Christ.
What does the Scripture say will happen when you do this? Times of refreshing will come when you turn back to God through Jesus.
But the big news is that Jesus is waiting in Heaven to return. Someday, God the Father will tell Jesus to return to Earth and bring His people back to Heaven. What an awesome day that will be! The greatest day in all of history!
So what keeps people back from this awesome future? Sin! Turn from it and embrace Jesus 100%. When you do, you automatically are welcomed to the family of God and have a great future and hope ahead of you.
Is there any sin that keeps me from fully living the life the Father wants for me? I need to check myself, my thoughts and my actions. I desire those times of refreshing and knowing that one day, I will be with Him forever.
Lord, thank you for forgiveness. What a miserable life it would be to live apart from You. I desire to stay close to You, in Your presence. Nothing compares to You.