Archive for April, 2010

How do we know for sure that we have experienced genuine repentance? On Day 24, the authors provide a threefold process of change that will take place in our lives when genuine repentance has occured.When we repent our mind changes, our heart changes and our actions change.

With our minds, we agree with God’s truth about our condition. With our hearts, we grieve over our sin and return to our first love. With our actions, we turn away from sin and temptations. We begin to live the life that God had intended for us.

Repentance is not the end of the process but the beginning. As our minds, hearts and actions change, we begin to see God do something new in our lives. We begin a Fresh Encounter with Him that leads to renewal and revival. My prayer is that all believers may experience a renewed relationship with the one than knows them the best and loves them the most-our Heavenly Father!

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Solomon asked God a very important question; “Lord, if you punish Your people because of their sin and they turn their hearts back to you, will you forgive them?” God’s answer would not only affect Israel but it would affect us as well. Is there hope for us when our hearts turn away from God? When our hearts cry out for mercy and grace will He hear? The answer to Solomon’s question and to our questions is a resounding YES! If we repent and turn back to Him, He will forgive us.

Revival begins when our hearts turn back to God with a new commitment and a new resolve to love the Lord with all our heart. God has a plan and a purpose for our lives. He is ready to bless His children. “I know the plans I have for you, plans to give you hope and a future. (Jer. 29:11)” Thank you Lord for your forgiveness and your promise!

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