My prayer for you and me this week...
Lord, Jesus, reveal to us the depth of this truth; repentance is the gift of God.
(Acts 5:31, 11:18; Romans 2:4 and 2 Peter 3:9)
God, out of Your desire to be in relationship with us, Your creation, You gave Yourself in the person of Your dear Son, Jesus Christ to be our mediator - the reconciler between God and man! And God, You gave to us the presence of the Holy Spirit to bring conviction, through which we recognize our need to turn from our selfish desires and submit ourselves under Your Sovereign authority!
This opportunity to repent - to turn around - to make an about face - is truly a gift. It is a gift of hope, since without repentance, we would stumble in the dark without peace. It is through the gift of repentance, we choose to walk in truth and light and gain hope to mature in faith and grow more intimate with our Creator, our Sovereign Father, the King Who graciously chose to adopt us and make us His own!
Lord, Jesus, teach us (me), this very day, how to walk in this truth; repentance is the gift of God. Make repentance useful and productive in our lives as Your Holy Spirit puts a spotlight on our (my) sin. Hear us Lord, as we confess our sin, calling it by name, and gratefully, we make the choice to turn away from the dark of the flesh, and toward You, our Light and Life!
Thank You for making this possible...thank You for Your gift; the gift of repentance. We exalt Your name, Holy God, Worthy of all Praise...Worthy of all Praise!