Repent and Turn to God

 

repent then 2Give your people repentant hearts, Lord….

Let us confess and begin again.

Remind us that, even if we have not sinned greatly,

we need not sin repeatedly.

Help us to live, not in the dark prison of guilt,

but in the light and freedom of Your Grace.

Is it possible to change my life?

There is only ONE WAY.

You need to KNOW JESUS, second, you need to read, learn and obey the Word of God, the BIBLE.

How do you get started? You REPENT.

Repentance will Change Your Life!

To repent means to be sorry for your sins. When you repent, you aren’t just sorry someone else found out, or someone caught you, it means you are sorry YOU DID IT!  To repent is to turn around and go the other way. What other way? GOD’S WAY.  God has shown us the way to live in His Word, the Bible.

The answer to every problem in your life is in the Word of God, the BIBLE. God did not leave us helpless against the onslaught of life. He left us with directions – The Road Map of Life. There are principles in the Bible that apply to all of mankind in every era and every culture that are universal in their application to our lives.  That’s God’s part – to give us direction and show us His answers.

The problem with all mankind is a SIN problem.  God never created us to be separated from Him. He created us to walk with Him day by day in perfect peace. But sin entered mankind through Adam & Eve and all of mankind became separated from God because of what those two original people did from the very start.

You don’t think that’s fair, do you?  Neither do I.

What a mess those two people caused and somehow I inherited it.

Well, there’s isn’t anything I can do about it and there isn’t anything you do about it.

We can only understand that we are caught up in this world of sin. As a matter of fact, every single person is born with it and in it. Only God knows the Way to get us straightened out and through it so when we get to the end of our life, we can go to the Better Place He has prepared for us.

We are living in a world caused by the choice that Adam & Eve made to sin. They sinned and guess what…I have sinned. And I know YOU have sinned.

We ALL have sinned.

Everyone, everywhere, without exception, sins. We have broken God’s law. Old Testament Law, New Testament Law, we’ve broken it. Period. The charge of SIN is laid at our feet and we are GUILTY as charged.

Sin has been the “work” we have chosen to perform with the free will God gave us. “Sin” is what we have done with our lives and we are going to be “paid” for it…unless something changes. “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Romans 6:23

If someone breaks the law, they go before a judge and if they are found guilty of the charges, they are sentenced to a punishment. Sin is breaking God’s law and it has to be punished. The punishment for sin is to be cast out of God’s presence for all of eternity. Wow. That seems like a huge punishment. Well, that’s how dreadful and all-important sin is in God’s eyes.

What seems like a little decision to you has big consequences. Sure big things matter. And so do little things. Little things matter a great deal. Hidden things are not hidden to God.

“…your Father, who sees what is done in secret…” Matthew 6:6.

Secret actions, not-so-secret deeds, motives & reasons why you do and say what you do and say, thoughts in your head – God sees all of it. And YIKES, He KNOWS about all of it. Nothing is hidden from Him.

“Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of Him to whom we must give account.” Hebrews 4:13

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3 Comments

  1. Stephen James hickey

    Can you help me repent and mean it so I can turn my life over to God I despitely need god in my life so please help me

    • psalm11278@yahoo.com

      Hi Stephen,
      You turn to God by faith. He sees the way you feel in your heart and already knows if you are sincere or not. You sound very sincere, so just speak to God and tell Him you are sorry for the way you have lived your life. Get on your knees and start telling Him every single thing that comes to mind and how sorry you are for it. More things will come to your mind and that is the Holy Spirit bringing up those things so you can feel remorse and know how wrong your sins are. Pour out your heart to God about your life. Tell Him you receive the blood of Jesus to cover your sin, that you WANT to follow Jesus now. Talk to Jesus every single day. Get a Bible and begin to read with the book of Matthew. Read it every day. Pray before you read and ask God to make it clear to you what you should do TODAY. Keep a journal in a simple spiral notebook. When you read something that is meaningful to you, write it down. Write down verses. Write down prayers. This journal will be encouraging to you. PRAY, READ, WRITE, OBEY. Do it every day. I pray that this helps you and encourages you. Write to me at grace@canichangemylife.com

      With Christian love,
      Grace

    • psalm11278@yahoo.com

      Stephen, please email me at grace@canichangemylife.com. I’d love to chat with you.

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