Friday, 29 August 2008

A good Repentance

Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgression. - Psalm 51:1


David wrote this Psalm after being confronted by Nathan,the prophet, concerning his sin with Bathsheba. David was a great sinner, but I think he was an even better repenter.
Repentance is NOT accepting oneself and learning to live with sin. Repentance is NOT finding yourself or expressing yourself. Repentance is NOT resolving the conflicts within or the tension without. Repentance is NOT reaching out, copying, changing your lifestyle, amending your ways or trying to do better.
Repentance is the God-given ability to see yourself like you really are in God's sight and agreeing with Him about the direction of your life and going His way. Repentance alters you and allows God to forgive you for the wrongs that had been done. It puts you on the right road, heading to the right direction,. It lets God deal with you on His term and NOT YOURS! The modification brought about in one's life by repenting is evidenced by the manner of the life experienced from then on. One old preacher said that the way you know if you've really repented of something is if you NEVER did it again. Souns like pretty good logic and religion to me - Tim Green (Baptist Bread)

3 comments:

Roger Tooley said...

aman thats good. Pray you had a good break and good week at work. Looking for a good Lord's Day tomorrow.

All Things Bright and Beautiful... said...

Woah! You go girl - good on you :-)

J.H said...

hello all,
Yes, I found this message is so true. Hope this will be a blessing to you all.