The Gift of Repentance

June 10

“John came baptizing in the wilderness
and preaching a baptism of repentance
for the remission of sins.”
Mark 1:4

Repentance must always go before the born-again experience. But even repentance is a gift. It’s a gift that changes everything. When a person truly repents, it’s like a two-ton boulder is removed from his shoulders.

ASK God to lead you into repentance. Ask him for the GIFT of repentance. It leads to the loosing of the chains. It’s the way to peace.

“…in humility correcting those who are in opposition,
if God perhaps will GRANT THEM REPENTANCE,
so that they may know the truth,
and that they may come to their senses
and escape the snare of the devil,
having been taken captive by him to do his will.”
2 Timothy 2:25-26

Until a person experiences repentance he cannot know the relief that results. Ask God for help in repentance and let him lead you into the joy of deliverance and healing. Sin just isn’t worth it.

“Sometimes this Cross gets so heavy,
but each day I take it up again;
cause I know its weight is so much lighter
than the chains that kept me bound in sin.”
Lyrics from “This Cross,” by Del Way