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True Repentance Brings Changes

Originally posted on “Morning Meds”!

31 Jesus answered, “So now you believe?

— John 16:31

 

If Jesus asked us that question today, could we truthfully answer “Yes, Lord, I truly believe.”?  The disciples had spent the better part of three years with Jesus. They walked with Him, talked with Him, ate with Him and yet, it is only now that they confess that they believe that Jesus came from God. We might think this to be very strange.  Yet, how many times did we hear the story of Jesus from people that we believed and respected, yet we did not accept Him as our Savior?  In my teenage years, I went to the altar and had a very real emotional experience while I was kneeling there.  Yet, when I left that building, my thought patterns and lifestyle were unchanged.   Looking back at that experience years later, I realized that I had not truly accepted Jesus as my Savior and Lord.  It would be years later before I truly repented and turned to Jesus with all my heart.  True repentance will make a change in our thinking and in our lifestyle.  Will it keep us from ever sinning again?  No, the flesh will win some battles, but our reponse to the conviction of the Holy Spirit  will always be to turn back to Jesus and ask for His forgiveness.  And He will always be there with open arms, waiting to forgive us and restore to our salvation and His peace and joy.  

Post 06-03-2016

Shared by Mugisha R Charles

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4 thoughts on “True Repentance Brings Changes”

  1. Such truth. We can wear out the carpet walking the aisle but it’s about wearing out our knees in confession, repentance and worship that will develop true relationship with Christ that brings salvation!

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  2. Thanks for this post. In the Old Testament, God says that He really does not take joy in many sacrifices and offerings — He wants obedience. This is continued in the New Testament when Jesus said that if you love Him, you will obey His commands. Blessings to you as you walk in His way.

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