(Only Elf enthusiasts will appreciate the title of today’s blog.)
If you’re going the wrong direction, turn around.
Jesus, John the Baptist, Peter, Paul, and others in the Bible all said the same thing. REPENT.
If this word was used so often, then why don’t we hear it much anymore?
Repentance is a decision that results in a CHANGE of mind, which in turn leads to a CHANGE of purpose, or action.
Who really wants to be told they need to change??? The whole deny yourself and take up your cross thing just doesn’t sound that fun.
It’s clear by large numbers in attendance at churches where repentance is not preached, that the majority of people just don’t want to hear that. GUESS WHAT? I DON’T WANT TO HEAR IT! I certainly don’t WANT to do it. That doesn’t change the fact that in order to follow Christ, I have to learn to walk that out.
We had a special time of prayer for America last night at our church. As I was praying The Lord put several passages of scripture on my heart. As I read them I think it was clear what He was trying to show me. If America is going to change it’s direction, it needs to REPENT.
As an American (PROUD ONE BY THE WAY), that means I NEED TO REPENT. Take a moment and ask The Lord to show you what you need to repent of. He WILL show you.
Change will happen when we change. This can only be done through the work of The Holy Spirit, but it begins with our decision.
Pray for me as I attempt to live this out daily.
HOW CAN I PRAY FOR YOU?