Repent!

We come across many areas of our lives where we are not living as God is directing us.  But what is our response.  We often rationalize our actions, we rationalize, “Is it really wrong?”   Sometimes we can know we are disobeying the law but we choose do it anyway.

Sinning has consequences.  As speeding can end up with you paying a fine when we break God’s law there is a price to pay also.

1 Kings 8:35-36  “When the heavens are shut up and there is no rain because your people have sinned against you, and when they pray toward this place and give praise to your name and turn from their sin because you have afflicted them, then hear from heaven and forgive the sin of your servants, your people Israel. Teach them the right way to live, and send rain on the land you gave your people for an inheritance.

When we finally decide to change our attitude, we can plan to do things differently but we can often fall into the same pattern.   We may think that if we change our opinion about our actions we will no longer sin in that area.  We can realize when we don’t change our ways it was not as important as we pretended.  We must change more than our thoughts we must chose to seek God with all our heart.

Jeremiah 29:12-13 Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.  You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.

When we chose to seek God we must repent.  Repenting can be painful, not because we must recognize we are wrong but we realize how long we have known it was wrong without changing our actions.

When we repent we can fall into the arms of our Loving God.

Written by Joyce E Poggensee

Verses referenced Jeremiah 29:12-13, 1 Kings 8:35-36

 

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