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Importance of Repentance

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Importance of Repentance

Repentance is an ongoing back and forth exchange with God. It’s seeking God’s truth, learning from Him, then turning from your way of doing something to His way. It’s the path to abundant life for His ways are wisdom, life, truth, peace, and joy. It’s God’s desire to give us an abundant life, but we have to follow His instruction. So basic yet many don’t follow.

To follow His instruction you first have to be spending time each day learning from Him by the Holy Spirit through the Bible. Then listening to His promptings and instructions in the details of your life. We each have different lives and circumstances, so we have to seek His counsel for the lives He desires us to lead. His ways are not our ways. Repentance is following God in the details of our lives … and those details add up to becoming a new creation and living a blessed life.

Author: Rachel

My passion is cultivating a deep relationship with God and helping others to do the same. I LOVE sharing with others insights that God has taught me and hearing what God has taught them... thus my blog, Stirring the Deep. My focus is on a relationship, not a religion. Life is in the relationship. I believe in a balance and unity of body, mind and spirit. I feel it's important to nurture all three for they all affect each other. I try to live in the present, where the Holy Spirit is. And I try to do all with the motive of love. I've come to believe life is a journey and not a destination. It isn't about perfection, is it about growth.

8 thoughts on “Importance of Repentance

  1. Hi Rachel, isn’t it amazing, the fact that we cannot be perfect, but with sincere repentance “when we know we are wrong” God calls us blameless!

  2. I was so blessed and encouraged by this, Rachel. “Repentance is following God in the details of our lives.” I have never heard it described that way and so it opens up my eyes to see better how He works and the repentance going on. The other day there were situations gong on here. My natural tendency would’ve been to tough it out, get through it the best I can . . .because its really not my problem, not my responsibility, the way others behave. But I prayed for God to show me how to help in this instance. He said to be humble. So I met each situation in a humble way and they dissolved into non-issues. 🙂 A repentance of doing things my way and following Him in the details. God bless you, Rachel!

    • Hi Debbie – most dismiss the details, which can lead up to the very deliverance and freedom they seek. How important to heed God’s counsel in all things, so that we can walk in faith in Him in all things. 🙂

  3. Where the rubber meets the road and our actions are in line with His design for us. Thanks!

    • Hi Tom – how important this repentance is … and how can you truly turn unless you are listening, truly listening to God’s voice above all the others? Truly His are the words of life.

  4. Just happened across your website
    Do not want to come off to critical, not sure of your theology kind of sounds like you are coming from the lordship salvation theology from some of your post
    Actually repentance in the greek (metanoeo, metanola) means a change of mind. i would like to suggest the website ariel.org and their link to their discipleship page http://ariel.org/amds.htm and books by Dr Arnold Fruchtenbaum also a book by Joseph c. Dillow The Reign of the servant kings if you

    • Hi – not sure what lordship salvation means? I agree … repentance is turning from our ways to God’s, thus we have to be diligently seeking truth, God’s ways, to walk in them and turning from ours as we learn.

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