Acts 3: 19 Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord!

Wow…great words of hope!  Repent is not some quantum leap from being Joe Pagan to Holy Joe.  It is simply an about face.  Turning from where we currently are and doing a 180 turn toward God and righteousness.  It’s a journey.   And the great thing is the blessing that comes from that repentant act, rather than feeling like I only get the reward if somehow I attain perfection!   When I turn from sin and toward God, He WIPES my slate clean!   All gone!  He remembers them no more!  How I wish I could remember them no more…but He is capable of ways beyond my ways.

When I get my arms around that truth, I am ready for the refreshment that is equally promised in this verse!  True refreshment always comes from the Lord!   Let each new day begin with repentance and your reward, a restart and refreshment!   Thanks God!