Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord [Acts 3:19]
A walk with God begins with repentance. In fact, it begins and then continues with repentance. It is the beginning of a journey of discovery, understanding what we have been forgiven. It is a continual process, keeping the connection between ourselves and God clear of any rubbish.
To repent is to be convicted.
Conviction leads to repentance, which leads to admittance, which leads to forgiveness, which leads to a new pathway to walk on.
To repent is to deal with stuff.
Turning away from an old life, which comes from confronting old habits, which can mean dealing with some of the awkward stuff, which empties life, making room from something new.
To repent is to be honest.
Honesty that opens the way for God to enter our lives in a meaningful way, which leads to transformation, which leads to a life, full in the way God wants us to experience it.
The power of repentance should never be taken forgranted.
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