Are You Struggling with Repentance?
Living a Life of Repentance
Repentance is a word that confuses many. Some think of repentance as an apology. Others believe that repentance is a type of prayer prayed to be born-again and there is no need to continue a life of repentance.
But repentance is not an apology; it’s godly sorrow that turns the human heart back to God’s. It is a wonderful gift God gives to His children.
Repentance opens up a path of connectedness between you and God. He knows we live in a broken world with broken people. This is why He gave us the Spirit of truth who guides us because when we are left to find our own way, we will get lost. Repentance allows us to hear the Spirit.
“Do you see a man wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.”—Proverbs 26:12
A lifestyle of repentance is not a legalistic approach to worship, but rather the freedom to approach the throne of grace in your time of need and access the power of God.
It is a process of…
- Coming out of agreement with lies
- Choosing to align with the heart of God rather than your own way
- Returning to the Lord and asking Him to separate your sins far from you
- Laying your brokenness at the feet of the cross in return for His forgiveness
You see, the enemy wants to keep you from living a lifestyle of repentance so that he can hold these things against you in the spiritual realm. What does that mean?
It means that your adversary, the devil, is prowling around like a lion, waiting to devour (1 Peter 5:8). This may seem alarming, but it doesn’t have to.
Satan is waiting for you to sin so that he can gain a foothold in your life (Ephesians 4:27). But every time you turn to God, confess your transgressions and struggles, and resist the enemy, he will flee (James 4:7).
This may be something you have to do over and over again. That’s okay! God is faithful to forgive each and every time. He wants you to turn to Him because it places you under the wings of His protection.
How to Live a Life of Repentance
Step 1: Start by praying a repentant prayer. The Bible tells us to draw near to the Lord and He will draw near to us. We draw near to Him through the cleansing act of repentance. Malachi 3 describes God being unchangeable and we are the ones that waver. Our emotions can guide us away from Him but when we return to Him, He returns to us.
Jeremiah 17:9 says, “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked…” This is why we need to cleanse our hearts and minds of destructive thoughts and ask God to give us His desires.
“If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God. Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth. For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.”—Colossians 3:1-3 (emphasis added)
Step 2: Check out the resources below. We understand living a life of repentance needs support and encouragement. That’s why we’ve developed resources for you to use during your personal time. Use them as a springboard into your study and ask the Holy Spirit to guide you as you read them so you can have wisdom and understanding about repentance.
Step 3: Meditate and declare God’s Word. One of the most powerful things you can do during your devotional time with the Lord is to declare His life-giving Word. After a time of repentance, fill your mind with His promises such as Jeremiah 29:11, John 10:10, and Psalm 103.
“There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.”—Romans 8:1
Declaring God’s promises aligns you with the Spirit.
Resources to Help Live a Life of Repentance
- Can Repentance Benefit My Life?
Repentance is referenced well over 1,000 times in the Bible. It must be important, as God commanded this action. But why? When we look at verses, we see the definition of biblical repentance means to ‘turn’ or ‘return.’ Repentance is a call to turn from our sin and return to God. The benefit is an overflow of blessing. Read the Full Article Here…
- 5 Ways You Can Break Free from Spiritual Bondage | Being a Doer of the Word
Do you feel that the devil has a hold on your life in some way? Is there a struggle in your life that seems to repeat itself over and over again? You could be dealing with spiritual bondage. It’s time to break free by using the power of God and by being a doer of the Word. Read the Full Article Here…
- The Courts of Heaven | Revealing the Mystery of Heaven’s Legal System
If you are new to the teaching of the Courts of Heaven, it may seem intimidating at first. But God never meant for His legal system to be unnerving. In fact, He says we can come boldly to His throne! Read the Full Article Here…
- Blessings and Curses | Covenants in the Courts of Heaven
Remember Jesus said, “Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill” (Matthew 5:17).
Therefore, what are we as Believers today to make of these blessings and curses? First, understand that the word fulfill does not mean end. Think of it in terms of a marriage. Fulfilling those vows is a continual process that will keep going until “death do you part.” Read the Full Article Here…
- Moving into the Courts of Heaven by the Blood of Jesus | Staying Aligned
Because you are washed clean by the blood of the Messiah and have been given a new heart (2 Corinthians 5:17), God welcomes you to renew your spirit in Him. He is already preparing your heart to enter into His presence!
Ask Him to prepare your heart and lend His ear to hear you—pray Psalm 10:17. Read the Full Article Here…
Words of Encouragement
Here is a list of Bible verses for you to meditate on and to declare today…
- “…if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land..”—2 Chronicles 7:14
- “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”—1 John 1:9
- “Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord.”—Acts 3:19
- “He who covers his sins will not prosper, but whoever confesses and forsakes them will have mercy.”—Proverbs 28:13
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Remember, God is your Abba Father, waiting with open arms. Turn to Him today.
I pray hope, peace, and love are released in your life. I speak, “Shalom, Shalom,” over you.
“All that the Father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will by no means cast out.”—John 6:37
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