There is a difference between forgiveness and repentance.
Forgiveness is what most people seek. God forgives us of our sins, the things we do wrong. We forgive others when we feel, believe, they have wronged us. Most people believe God forgives them. But when He forgives us, then what? We need to then repent of our sins. We need to let God know we are willing to change our ways to His ways.
So many will say God has forgiven me, which is true. But have you repented for what He has forgiven you? If you look at a lot of Christians, you will discover very few who are purposing to walk in the Spirit, be a doer of the word, be a true follower.
See, repentance is what causes us to be grateful. We realize that God truly loves us and wants what is best for us. We’ve recognized His grace and mercy to forgive us when we didn’t deserve forgiveness. And in our gratefulness, we repent — change our minds, change our ways to God’s ways. How do we know God’s ways? By reading and learning God’s word.
When we truly repent, we will be grateful to God for all He has done, which will cause us to follow Him in every area of our lives.
Just a thought,
Published on Monday, July 29, 2019 @ 7:04 AM CDT
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