Sunday, June 14, 2015

Call to Action ~ God Can't Pardon When We Don't Repent


Let us search out & examine our ways, 
And turn back to the Lord; 
Let us lift our hearts & hands To God in heaven. 
We've transgressed & rebelled; 
You have not pardoned. 
                  {Lamentations 3:40-42, emphasis mine}

God will not forgive the unrepentant heart. Just sayin'.

Repentance means to turn and walk away from our sin. It doesn't mean apologize once, then wait a little while before we go back to doing what we were before. Then apologize again. No. It means to make a decision to exert self-control and to walk completely away from that habit/lifestyle/sin that goes against God's Word and His will for our lives.

This is admittedly difficult at times. And that's when we need to rely on God's strength to see us through the trial of letting go. But we do need to let go.

Because we aren't truly repentant if we don't.

Call to Action:
Check your heart against God's word. Is there anything you've been holding onto that you need to let go of? Something you can't help doing that you know you need to walk away from? Ask God to help you find the strength to do it today.

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