22 Sep Heart to Heart with God: Day 111_Repenting For Our Sins
by Michael Bluemling Jr.
365 Days of Reflection Towards God’s Love and Acceptance
~June 4, 2014-June 3, 2015~
Day 111- West Palm Beach, Florida: Repenting For Our Sins
Why do we have to repent for our sins? Doesn’t God already know what we have done wrong? There are many of us who do not completely understand what forgiveness actually means between God and us. In addition, there are many of us who are trying to comprehend the concept of asking God to forgive us when we have sinned. There is a certain level of humility that goes along with being a follower of Jesus Christ. As we grasp this fact, we are rejuvenated for the journey that lies ahead.
In order to be forgiven for our sins, we must first understand what exactly we did wrong, and what we are going to do in the future to correct our mistakes. When we continuously keep making the same mistakes, we learn absolutely nothing. The goal should be to constantly self-evaluate our relationship with God and improve our decision making process to do our very best in the face of temptation. When temptation comes along, if we are prepared we will overcome and turn towards the Lord. However, if we are not prepared and strong in our faith we will submit to the temptations of the devil.
The devil knows are individual weaknesses and attacks us when we are in our weakest moments. However, if we have the strength of God with us when we are alone in the alley or in our home about to take a drug, a man or a woman who is beautiful who is tempting us to cheat on our spouse or significant other, or even worse the devil asking us to hurt someone else or even kill them for an action they took against us, we will persevere. In all of these moments we have to turn the other cheek, walk away, and beg God for mercy. We cannot do it alone. We cannot face the devil alone and win without the intercession of God. With God by our side we can overcome temptation. Finally, when we repent for the sins we commit through Jesus we are forgiven.
Reflection Day #111
Three takeaways towards your journey with God:
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